Our Stories are in Our Songs
As part of Native American Heritage Month, the Merck Native American & Global Indigenous People Employee Business Resource Group, hosted the Next Generation Dance Troupe at our offices in Upper Gwynedd and West Point for Merck employees and their families. In addition to dancing, the group provided an educational lesson on Native American song and dance and shared their views on what it means to be Native American in today’s world. The Employee Business Resource Group’s lead, Pam Abaza, found the event a great way to share their unique heritage. “We get asked a lot, what does your singing mean? Some think it’s just chanting or melodies. However, in our songs we have our language incorporated, so they tell a story as well,” she notes.