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

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 […]

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 […]

Chocolate Festival

February 9, 2019

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian holds its annual Chocolate Festival in February. From the blossoms of the cacao tree which grows in Mesoamerica, the Maya culture developed […]

Winter Blast: A Family Day of Native Games

January 26, 2019

This family-friendly event celebrates Indigenous games from the Arctic to Argentina. Visitors can meet Talibah Begay (Navajo) as she shares a traditional Navajo shoe game and test their skill with […]

Native American Heritage Day: Family Fun Friday

November 23, 2018

This celebration of Native American Heritage Day features hands-on activities, “make-and-takes,” and music and interactive dance presentations.

Hopi Tribal Festival

November 17, 2018

Saturday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. National Museum of the American Indian, Potomac Atrium, Washington, D.C. The Hopi Tribe is a sovereign nation located in northeastern […]

Hopi Tribal Festival


The Hopi Tribe is a sovereign nation located in northeastern Arizona. Their nation encompasses more than 1.5-million acres, and is made up of 12 villages on three mesas. Over the […]

Honor Song for Returning Native American Women Warriors

November 8, 2018

In advance of Veterans Day, composer, singer and drummer Ralph Zotigh (Kiowa) will sing an honor song he composed for Native American women veterans. He will be joined by his […]