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2021 Native Cinema Showcase

National Museum of the American Indian Online 4th St SW, Washington D.C., Washington DC, United States

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian brings its annual Native Cinema Showcase to online audiences Nov. 12-18, 2021. This year's showcase focuses on Native people boldly asserting themselves […]

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Wampanoag Celebration

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Watch members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), both of Massachusetts, as they share their culture and history in a virtual celebration of food, art, traditional stories, and film. The event features a talk by Chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) on the […]

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Youth in Action: Indigenous Youth Poet Warriors

National Museum of the American Indian Online 4th St SW, Washington D.C., Washington DC, United States

How does poetry inspire change? In celebration of the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo (Mvskoke Nation), Native youth poets jaye simpson (Sapotaweyak Cree Nation), Kinsale Drake (Diné), and Sareya Taylor (White Mountain Apache/Diné) share how this “poet and champion of justice” has inspired their own writings. Moderated by Kelly Caballero (Tongva). […]

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Africa, With Love

National Museum of African Art 950 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C., United States

Join the National Museum of African Art for the opening of our Research Gallery space. Drop in on Valentine's Day for a night out at the museum, with drinks and […]

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Cherokee Days Festival

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and enjoy the three-day festival featuring storytelling, traditional flute music, traditional games, demonstrations, music, dance performances, and hands-on activities in the […]

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Zuni Olla Maidens Performance

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

An all-women’s group, the Zuni Olla Maidens from New Mexico are known for the Pottery Dance, in which they move in carefully choreographed steps with painted jars balanced on their […]

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Native American Veterans Film Screening: Corridor Four

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Corridor Four challenges the image of the American hero in a heartfelt portrait of 9/11 first responder Isaac Ho‘opi‘i (Native Hawaiian) as he works to put the traumatic experience behind […]

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Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Saturday and Sunday, October 28–29, 10 AM – 5 PM Free | National Mall Bring the whole family to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian to participate in […]

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Honoring Native Veterans

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

This Veterans Day, honor the military service of Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Veterans at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. A presentation of the Colors […]

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Artist Raven Chacon in Concert and Conversation

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Artist Raven Chacon (Diné) is joined by Joy Harjo, Candice Hopkins, Ange Loft, Laura Ortman, and Olivia Shortt to present selections from his work, For Zitkála-Šá (2020). A Pulitzer Prize-winning […]

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Native Art Market

National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, DC, United States

Make your holiday shopping special and support more than 30 award-winning Indigenous artists. Visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and enjoy the museum’s annual […]

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