In November the heritage of the indigenous peoples of America is celebrated in Native American Heritage Month. Many cultures make up the celebration of the people who first lived on the continent, including Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
Christopher Payne, the Division Deputy, Operations in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, has spent his career focusing on policy research on energy efficiency and sustainability. He is also a member of the Lab’s IDEA Council of Chairs, and is a member of the Latin American and Native American Employee Resource Group. He identifies as Native American and spoke about what that means in his family.