Endeavor Voices: What Native American Heritage Month Means to Us

Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories. It is a time to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Throughout the month of November, our Endeavor people came together to express what this month means to us.

Read below on what our employees have to say:

“I am a descendant of Corintha Broaddus Duffield and Luke Duffield. I grew up in Pottsville, Arkansas where my family relocated from Pawhuska, Oklahoma. I am a Cherokee Nation Scholar, Embry-Riddle graduate, and am living out my career dream as an airline captain. I hope my story helps others achieve their dreams. ‘Keep your attitude positive, your focus above, and use the force of opposing winds to help you soar,'” – Randall Taylor, Captain, CRJ-200

“I am a mix of two tribes, but the one I know most about is Mohawk of the Iroquois Confederacy. I grew up attending powwows and hanging out at the North American Indian Association of Detroit, where my father and grandmother worked. My upbringing has given me a strong sense of community and family. I’ve always loved the times everyone gets to dance together at the powwows; there are so many different tribes represented, moving as one to the heartbeat of a drum. It’s a nice reminder that we are all a part of something bigger than ourselves.”

-Emily Lane, DTW Administrative Assistant