Youth in Action: Indigenizing Pride

June 17, 2021

How does identity influence activism? Many tribal nations have always recognized multiple genders and those who possess both male and female spirits. Native people who identify as more than one […]

At the Movies 2021: Navajo Code Talkers: A Journey of Remembrance

May 29, 2021

(USA, 2017, 70. min.) Director: George Colburn Follow the return of six Navajo Code Talkers to the five Pacific Island sites where their unbreakable secret code, based on the unwritten […]

Youth in Action: Ecological Knowledge in Pacific Coastal Communities

May 20, 2021

Youth in Action: Ecological Knowledge in Pacific Coastal Communities May 20; on demand Indigenous coastal Pacific communities have respected and protected their homelands’ ocean resources for thousands of years. Listen […]

Youth in Action: Ecological Knowledge in Pacific Coastal Communities


Indigenous coastal Pacific communities have respected and protected their homelands’ ocean resources for thousands of years. Listen to a conversation with young Indigenous activists from across the Pacific who are […]

Native American Code Talkers: A Lasting Legacy

May 19, 2021

During World War I and World War II, American Indians made a unique contribution to the U.S. Armed Forces by using their tribal languages in secret battle communications. Watch author […]

Native American Code Talkers


May 19, 2 p.m. EST An illustrated talk by author and historian William C. Meadows followed by audience Q&A. Check the museum’s website for updates and Zoom link.

Weekly Arts Round Up, May 13, 2021

May 13, 2021

This weekend: a “makers market” at Dumbarton House and live jazz at Glover Park Grill. Starting May 21, you can visit Xiao Qi Ji, the National Zoo’s “Little Miracle,” in panda (so to speak).

The Story of the Lūʻau

May 7, 2021

Explore the story of the lūʻau and learn how it showcases the music, the hula and traditional food preparation, and the importance of sharing these traditions through the generations. This […]

The Story of the Lūʻau: Dance and Cooking Demonstration

May 1, 2021

May 1 – 31; on demand Explore the story of the Native Hawaiian tradition of lūʻau and learn why it plays such an important role in Hawaiian culture featuring Vicky […]

More D.C. Institutions Reopening

April 26, 2021

On April 23, the Smithsonian Institution announced that it is planning to reopening seven museums and the National Zoo in May.