Film Screening: SUMÉ – Mumisitsinerup Nipaa/SUMÉ: The Sound of a Revolution

August 26, 2019

Director: Inuk Silis Høegh (Inuit) (2014, documentary, 74 min., Greenland/Denmark/Norway) In Kalaallisut and Danish with English subtitles) From 1973 to 1976 the Greenlandic rock band Sumé released three albums and […]

Film Screening: Play Your Gender

August 19, 2019

Director: Stephanie Clattenburg (2016, documentary, 80 min., Canada) In 2012, Kinnie Starr (Mohawk) was approached to make a film about herself, but chose instead to make a film about the […]

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 […]

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 […]

30th Annual Servant of Justice Awards Dinner

April 25, 2019

Join the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia as we honor Servants of Justice who have made meaningful contributions to access to justice in DC and beyond. All […]

Cherokee Days Festival

April 12, 2019

The National Museum of the American Indian celebrates Cherokee history during the sixth annual Cherokee Days festival April 12–14, featuring the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes—Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band […]

Mother Tongue Film Festival

February 21, 2019

The Mother Tongue Film Festival, presented by the Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices program, is an annual event that celebrates the United Nations International Mother Language Day by showcasing recently produced feature […]