Celebrating Latino Culture in D.C. at the ‘Parade of Nations’ (photos)

September 13, 2021

Fiesta DC, now in its 49th year, is the annual Latino Festival in Washington D.C. One of the festival’s highlights, the “Parade of Nations,” featuring traditional costumes and entertainment from […]

Beyond the Mall: Making Matters

June 25, 2021

A weekend digital program series featuring both seasoned master artisans and the everyday makers who find solace and connection in creativity.

Corn, Beans, and Squash: What the Three Sisters Tell Us

July 2, 2020

Corn, beans, and squash, commonly known as “the Three Sisters,” have been important companion crops in Indigenous communities in the Americas for centuries. This combination not only holds traditional wisdom […]

Costumed Anime Fans Flock to Otakon (photos)

July 29, 2019

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the event, which began with a collection of 350 anime fans at the Days Inn Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania, in 1994.

Kaypi Peru Festival

July 26, 2019

You are invited to the free three-day Kaypi Peru Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian. This event highlights the South American nation’s rich and diverse cultural heritage […]

Sousa on the Rez: Native American Brass Bands and Beyond

July 18, 2019

Native American jazz, classical and popular musicians have experienced artistic and commercial success since well before the turn of the 20th century. Many were first exposed to this music at […]

Hawaiian Cultural Festival

May 18, 2019

King Kamehameha—respected Native Hawaiian warrior, leader and diplomat—united the Hawaiian Islands into a royal kingdom in 1810. Learn about the King’s legacy by exploring the lua, traditional training for warriors, […]

Hawai’i After Hours

May 17, 2019

Celebrate Hawai’i After Hours at the National Museum of the American Indian. The museum opens its doors for a late-night event to begin the three-day festival dedicated to Hawaiian Culture. […]

Opening event: Living Earth Festival 2019

April 26, 2019

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is hosting its annual Living Earth Festival April 26–28 at its museum in Washington, D.C. Living Earth brings together Native innovators and practitioners […]

Living Earth Festival 2019: Farm to Table: Sustaining Our Future through Indigenous Knowledge


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is hosting its annual Living Earth Festival April 26–28 at its museum in Washington, D.C. Living Earth brings together Native innovators and practitioners […]