Summer Virtual Field Trip: Native Games of the Americas

July 23, 2021

Playing games is an important tradition shared by all ages in numerous Native communities. Many games are designed to build strength in both body and spirit through exercise, group cooperation, […]

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Native Expression – The Art of Totem Poles

July 22, 2021

Native Americans created and used many shapes, designs, colors, and materials as an expression of their cultures and identities. Native art designs became a way to communicate tribal and family […]

At the Movies 2021: Monkey Beach  

June 27, 2021

Sunday, June 27; 4 p.m.   americanindian.si.edu/online-programs  (Canada, 2020, 105 min.) Director: Loretta Todd (Cree/Métis)   Based on the novel by award-winning author Eden Robinson (Haisla/Heiltsuk), Monkey Beach is a supernatural coming-of-age story […]

At the Movies: Monkey Beach


In partnership with The Americas Film Festival New York, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian presents Monkey Beach as the closing film of the 2021 festival. In bringing […]

Youth in Action: Indigenizing Pride 

June 17, 2021

  Thursday, June 17; 4 p.m.    Free, registration required  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/3116188639750/WN_VcOVur0fRaS1_R53Oq1Zyg   How does identity influence activism? Many tribal nations have always recognized multiple genders and those who possess both male […]

Youth in Action: Indigenizing Pride


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 […]

Flag Day Program: Honoring the American Flag through Native Art 

June 14, 2021

  June 14; on demand   americanindian.si.edu/online-programs Objects decorated with American flag designs were incorporated into Native art in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today, objects adorned with the […]

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

May 29, 2021

  May 29–31; on demand  americanindian.si.edu/online-programs (USA, 2017, 70. min.) Director: George Colburn Follow the return of six Navajo Code Talkers to the five Pacific Island sites where their unbreakable […]

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


(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 […]

Americans

May 27, 2021

How did American Indians become national and commercial symbols? Pervasive, powerful, at times demeaning, the images, names and stories in “Americans” highlight the ways in which American Indians have been […]