For the first time in its history the National Park Service is going to have a full-time assistant director for American Indian Relations. Gerard Baker, a 30-year Park Service veteran who most recently has been superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, will take that role on April 24.
A full-blood Mandan-Hidatsa Indian, Mr. Baker relishes the opportunity to improve relations between the Park Service and Native American tribes. He chatted about his new job Monday evening with Traveler Editor Kurt Repanshek.
Listen to the conversation here: http://media.libsyn.com/media/rmnpodcast/nptp-021-2010-04-12.mp3