D.C. Hunkers Down During Cherry Blossom Season (photos)

March 23, 2020

There was a brief window for a few days early on as the flowers approached peak bloom when it was possible to capture the scene.

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 […]

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 […]

Film Screening: Warrior Women

March 22, 2019

(USA, 2018, 64 min.) Co-Directors: Christina D. King (Seminole/Creek/Sac & Fox), Elizabeth Castle In the 1970s, with the swagger of unapologetic Indianness, organizers of the American Indian Movement (AIM) fought […]

Symposium—Safety for Our Sisters: Ending Violence Against Native Women

March 21, 2019

Safety for Our Sisters: Ending Violence Against Native Women draws vitally needed attention to the pressing and pervasive issue of violence against Native women, who suffer disproportionately high levels of […]

The REDress Project, an outdoor art installation

March 1, 2019

To commemorate Women’s History Month, the National Museum of the American Indian presents The REDress Project, an outdoor art installation by artist Jaime Black (Métis). Showing in the United States […]

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.