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National Museum of the American Indian

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SW, DC 20560 United States
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October 2018

Día de los Muertos After Hours at the National Museum of the American Indian

October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Celebrate Día de los Muertos After Hours. The museum will open its doors for a free late night event during the Day of the Dead Festival. Dance to Mariachis Los Amigos with Mexican folk dance group Bailes de Mi Tierra. Food and drinks from local vendors will be available for purchase including tacos, mescal cocktails, agua fresca. Help create an interactive mural, learn to make paper marigolds, and enjoy exclusive access to the galleries. Event is free and open to…

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Día de los Muertos | Day of the Dead at the National Museum of the American Indian

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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SW, DC 20560 United States
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The end of October and beginning of November marks the end of the long southward migration of large numbers of monarch butterflies. The butterflies’ arrival in Mexico coincides with the observance of Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. This year the museum celebrates monarch butterflies through the creation of an interactive mural with Joaquin Newman (Yaqui/Mexica), butterfly luminaria, and butterfly masks. Butterflies will also appear in a contemporary ofrenda celebrating the marigold paddler, an ancient Maya story…

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November 2018

Hopi Tribal Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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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 centuries, Hopi endures as a nation, retaining its culture, language and religion despite influences from the outside world. During this all-day, two-day festival, the Hopi people share artist demonstrations, performances of music and dance, and a presentation of the history of the Hopi Code Talkers. The Hopi Youth Color Guard…

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Native American Heritage Day: Family Fun Friday

November 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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SW, DC 20560 United States
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This celebration of Native American Heritage Day features hands-on activities, “make-and-takes,” and music and interactive dance presentations.   Photo credit: National Museum of the American Indian

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February 2019

Chocolate Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian

February 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Do you love chocolate? Don’t miss the Museum’s popular event dedicated to the history of chocolate. Enjoy tastings, cooking demonstrations and hands-on activities while listening to songs played on a traditional wooden harp.

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April 2019

Cherokee Days Festival

April 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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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 of Cherokee Indians and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The free three days of festivities include the installation of the original Treaty of New Echota (1835) with the Cherokee Nation, two banner exhibitions “The Cherokee Culture” and “A Story of Cherokee Removal” and a festival full of cultural demonstrations and…

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Living Earth Festival 2019

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is hosting its annual Living Earth Festival April 26–28 in Washington, D.C. Living Earth brings together Native innovators and practitioners dedicated to using Indigenous knowledge to protect and sustain the environment. The theme of this year’s festival, “Farm to Table: Sustaining Our Future Through Indigenous Knowledge,” highlights multiple perspectives on Indigenous contributions to sustainable farming by exploring trends, innovations and sustainability in Native communities. Topics to be explored during the festival include…

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May 2019

Hawaiian Cultural Festival

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 19, 2019

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King Kamehameha—respected Native Hawaiian warrior, leader and diplomat—united the Hawaiian Islands into a royal kingdom in 1810. Learn about the King’s legacy by exploring the lua, traditional training for warriors, as well as the unique royal Hawaiian regalia, including distinctive feather capes. Other activities include scholarly presentations, music, storytelling and family activities.

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June 2019

Solstice Saturday Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian

June 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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SW, DC 20560 United States
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The National Museum of the American Indian celebrates the first Saturday of summer—“Solstice Saturday”— beginning with an afternoon of Andean music, dance and family friendly activities celebrating the Great Inka Road. At 7 p.m., the celebration becomes the Solstice Illuminated Dance Party, taking place on the museum’s Welcome Plaza. There will be a DJ, refreshments, fun and food with all galleries open through the night.   3–7 p.m. —Solstice Saturday: Celebrate the Sun! Don’t miss the museum’s annual Solstice Saturday, which…

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July 2019

Scaling Up: Vertical Agriculture in the Andes

July 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Connect with the exhibitions through hands-on experiences. Solve a puzzle to find out how the Inka used micro-climates to grow crops in some of the most diverse terrain in the world. This five to 10 minute programs repeats on demand. Thursdays: July 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30 a.m. –noon Location varies. Check with the Welcome Desk - Level 1

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Ladybug Release

July 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 23, 2019

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Ladybugs are beneficial insects—they help control aphids and act as a natural pesticide for plants in place of chemicals. Children and adults are invited to the release of ladybugs into the museum’s field of corn, squash and beans. About 9,000 ladybugs will be released by Smithsonian horticulturists and entomologists throughout the summer which will provide a natural form of pest control. Fridays: July 12 and 26, Aug. 9 and 23, 10 a.m.

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Kaypi Peru Festival

July 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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You are invited to the free three-day Kaypi Peru Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian. This event highlights the South American nation’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and traditional arts. Kaypi Peru ,which means “This is Peru” in the indigenous Quechua language, includes various cultural demonstrations such as crafts and arts by Peruvian artisans, music and dance performances, hands-on activities for kids, a film screening, traditional plants and Peruvian cuisine. The festival is free and open to…

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September 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month Concert: New Inca Son

September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Begin the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month a day early this year with a free concert by New Inca Son at the National Museum of the American Indian. Acclaimed throughout the world for their performances of traditional Andean melodies and dances, the musicians of New Inca Son are committed to cultivating understanding and appreciation of Indigenous cultures, especially among children and young people. The award-winning band is joined by scissors dancers Danzante Maldición and Supay Wayra. Traditionally danced in…

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Celebration of Native American Veterans

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Celebrate the upcoming National Native American Veterans Memorial opening in November 2020 through the variety of programs and activities at the National Museum of the American Indian. Highlights include drum performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Singers; exhibition tours and children’s activities; and a conversation at 2:30 p.m. lead by Director Kevin Gover with memorial designer Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne and Arapaho) about his design and the importance of the memorial.   Children’s Activities 10…

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October 2019

Lakota Music Project with the South Dakota Symphony Chamber Ensemble

October 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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The Lakota Music Project is the flagship community engagement program of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO). In performing Native and non-Native music, the project seeks to create an environment of openness that treats both cultures with dignity and respect. For the first time performing outside of South Dakota, enjoy this musical collaboration by members of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, Lakota singer Emmanuel Black Bear (Oglala Sioux Tribe), and cedar flutist Bryan Akipa (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate). The performance will include…

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November 2019

illumiNATIONS: Día de los Muertos Party

November 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the National Museum of the American Indian with performances by Latin Grammy-winning all-women mariachi group Flor de Toloache. Visit ofrendas made by Indigenous artists, enjoy food and drinks, take part in all-ages hand-on activities, dance to local DJ Kristy la rAt, and register for a special screening of Disney/Pixar’s Coco. This event is free and open to all ages, but tickets are required. Coco follows an aspiring young musician named Miguel on…

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Day of the Dead Festival

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The National Museum of the American Indian hosts a free festival to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), featuring hands-on activities, make-and-takes, live music and dance presentations, and family activities throughout the weekend. The Day of the Dead is a festival celebrated by people in Mexico, parts of Central and South America, and many Latino communities across the United States as a way to honor family and friends who have passed away. The tradition originates from the Indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica,…

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Rasmuson Theater Celebration Featuring Pamyua

November 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Enjoy the music and dance interpretations of Pamyua as the National Museum of the American Indian celebrates 15 years of outstanding programs by Native and non-Native thinkers and performers in the museum’s beautiful Rasmuson Theater. Brothers Stephen and Phillip Blanchett, of Yup’ik and African American descent, formed Pamyua in 1995, with traditional Yup’ik dancer and culture bearer Ossie Kairaiuak joining them in 1996. This event is free and open to the public, registration is required to attend. Revered across Europe…

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Blackfeet Nation Tribal Festival

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Learn about the Blackfeet Nation and the many aspects unique to Blackfeet culture through this two-day festival. The Blackfeet Reservation, located in northwestern Montana along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, is home one of the 10 largest tribes in the United States, with more than 17,000 enrolled members. Blackfeet artists, performers, historians and culture bearers will share demonstrations and performances throughout the festival weekend. Highlights will include seasonally appropriate dances and stories, and demonstrations of making traditional regalia…

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Native American Heritage Day: Family Fun Day

November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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The museum’s unique family celebration of Native American Heritage Day showcases Native culture through interactive dancing, games, storytelling, hands-on activities and make-and-takes, as well as music and dance presentations. Join us in recognizing the many contributions of Native Americans to all aspects of life in the United States. The program features the Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers throughout the day.

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December 2019

Multimedia play: Hear Me Say My Name

December 26, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:05 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until December 31, 2019

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“I am not your mascot, and I don't live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name.”  “Hear Me Say My Name,” an original, multimedia play created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Discovery Theater, tackles America's assumptions about American Indians. Produced for young audiences in particular, “Hear Me Say My Name” starts a conversation about reclaiming Americans’ rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. Join us at the museum on the National Mall for performances…

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January 2020

Winter Blast: A Family Day of Native Games

January 25, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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This free family-friendly event celebrates Indigenous games from the Arctic to Argentina. Visitors can meet Talibah Begay (Navajo) as she shares a traditional Navajo shoe guessing game, Leihua Stewart (Native Hawaiian) shares traditional Hawaiian games. Participants can learn to play Bolivian games with Julia Garcia (Aymara). The day features hands-on activities and “make-and-takes.”

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February 2020

Hear Me Say My Name

February 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

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SW, DC 20560 United States
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  "I am not your mascot, and I don't live in a tipi. See me for who I am, hear me say my name." How do American Indian stereotypes, prejudice, and identity shape the discussion of what it means to be a young person in our country today? This original multimedia play, created in collaboration with Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater, tackles America's assumptions about American Indians and starts a conversation with audiences reclaiming rich history, challenges, hopes, and dreams. After…

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illumiNATIONS: Inka Road Food Fiesta

February 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Enjoy an evening exploring the foods found in communities that live along the Inka Road of South America. Freddie Bitsoie (Diné), executive chef of the Mitsitam Native Foods Café and the Embassy of Peru’s chef Elmer Gutiérrez will share the stories and food traditions that sustained and continue to support the diverse peoples of the area. Visit the Mitsitam Café to purchase food and drinks from this specialty menu. Visitors can enjoy the music of RAYMI, an Andean group playing…

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February 2021

Art of Storytelling: Featuring Robert Lewis (Cherokee Nation)

February 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 28, 2021

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Native American storytellers use the oral tradition to teach life lessons, tribal histories, and the nuance of languages. Such stories are an essential tool in passing knowledge from one generation to the next.   Experience storytelling with Robert Lewis (Cherokee Nation), who will share stories of his people and culture. Lewis engages audiences of all ages with witty and amusing personal stories and Cherokee tales of language and history.   This program will be posted on the museum’s YouTube channel.…

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Art of Storytelling: Featuring Moses Goods (Native Hawaiian)

February 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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SW, DC 20560 United States
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Native American storytellers use the oral tradition to teach life lessons, tribal histories, and the nuance of languages. Such stories are an essential tool in passing knowledge from one generation to the next.   Moses Goods (Native Hawaiian) is one of Hawai‘i’s most prominent theatre artists and storytellers. Moses will share traditional Hawaiian stories with a contemporary twist, including one featuring the legendary trickster Maui.   This program will be posted on the museum’s YouTube channel.   The program will…

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Art of Storytelling: Featuring Gene Tagaban (Tlingit)

February 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Native American storytellers use the oral tradition to teach life lessons, tribal histories, and the nuance of languages. Such stories are an essential tool in passing knowledge from one generation to the next.   Gene Tagaban (Tlingit), also known as “One Crazy Raven,” is a teller of stories that teach, entertain, and heal. Gene will regale listeners with stories from his grandmother about the trickster Raven.   This program will be posted on the museum’s YouTube channel.   The program…

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May 2021

Americans at National Museum of the American Indian

May 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 27, 2021

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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 part of the nation’s identity since before the United States was founded. The exhibition surrounds visitors with images, delves into three historic stories important to America’s national identity, and invites people to begin a conversation about why this phenomenon exists. Join the conversation on social media using #NDNsEverywhere. This exhibition is…

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Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations

May 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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“Nation to Nation” presents the history of the treaties that lie at the heart of the relationship between Indian Nations and the United States. The exhibition explores the development and legacy of U.S. and American Indian diplomacy from the colonial period through the present. This exhibition is also accompanied by the book, “Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations,” 272 pp; edited by Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne and Holdulgee Muscogee); copublished by NMAI and Smithsonian Books.

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The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire

May 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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If you’ve ever crossed a suspension bridge, you’ve used Andean Indigenous technology. Open through June 27, “The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire” explores the foundations of the Inka Road in earlier Andean cultures, technologies that made building the road possible, the cosmology and political organization of the Inka world, and the legacy of the Inka Empire during the colonial period and in the present day. This exhibition is also accompanied by the book, “The Great Inka Road: Engineering an…

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July 2022

Tsimshian Celebration featuring the Git Hoan Dancers

July 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Event occurs on 7/9/22 and 7/10/22 at the same time
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Celebrate with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Eagle and the Young Chief totem pole with its carvers, David A. Boxley and his son, David R. Boxley (both Tsimshian), and the Git Hoan Dancers. The dances tell the history of the Tsimshian First Nation. They feature stunning hand-carved masks by David Boxley Sr. and colorful handmade regalia emblazoned with symbols of Tsimshian culture.

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Tsimshian Celebration featuring the Git Hoan Dancers

July 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Event occurs on 7/9/22 and 7/10/22 at the same time
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Celebrate with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Eagle and the Young Chief totem pole with its carvers, David A. Boxley and his son, David R. Boxley (both Tsimshian), and the Git Hoan Dancers. The dances tell the history of the Tsimshian First Nation. They feature stunning hand-carved masks by David Boxley Sr. and colorful handmade regalia emblazoned with symbols of Tsimshian culture.

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August 2022

Youth in Action: Indigenizing Hip-Hop

August 12, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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How are Indigenous youth asserting their sovereignty and dismantling stereotypes through hip-hop? Register now to engage in a free online conversation with Native youth who meld hip-hop and Indigenous beats and rhymes to construct their own narratives and create social change.   The event is on Friday, August 12 at 1 PM ET. A direct link to view the program will be emailed to registrants 24-48 hours before the program. Panelists for this event are Mato Wayuhi (Oglala Lakota) and Talon…

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Marielba Alvarez

August 12, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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How are Indigenous youth asserting their sovereignty and dismantling stereotypes through hip-hop? Register now to engage in a free online conversation with Native youth who meld hip-hop and Indigenous beats and rhymes to construct their own narratives and create social change. The event is on Friday, August 12 at 1 PM ET. A direct link to view the program will be emailed to registrants 24-48 hours before the program. Panelists for this event are Mato Wayuhi (Oglala Lakota) and Talon…

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September 2022

Concert with Andean and Latin Fusion Band RAYMI

September 17, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Performances are scheduled at 11:30, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
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Commemorate the end of summer with a concert by the Andean and Latin fusion band RAYMI (meaning “feast” or “celebration” in Quechua) at the National Museum of the American Indian. The group’s passion for its Andean roots is reflected in its music, which combines traditional Peruvian instruments, such as zampoñas, mosceños, quenas, and tarkas, with contemporary instruments. The performance will be accompanied by the skillful acrobatic dances of the Peruvian scissor dancers.   Performances are scheduled at 11:30, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

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Ñomongeta (Conversation): Guarani-Language Chamber Opera

September 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Opera Hispánica and the Americas Society, in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, present the North American premiere of Ñomongeta (Conversation). Paraguayan tenor José Mongelós stars as a contemporary Guarani man who converses with Christopher Columbus about the effects of colonization on the Guarani people and the environment.   Ñomongeta, which combines contemporary and Indigenous music traditions with the lyricism of opera, is the first Guarani-language opera. It was written by Paraguayan composer Diego Sánchez Haase and librettist Modesto Escobar…

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November 2022

Native Veterans Celebration

November 11, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 13, 2022

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 13, 2022

National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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All are welcome to join as the museum honors the military service of Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native veterans, Friday, Nov. 11. The Native veterans procession and dedication ceremony will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on the National Mall as part of a three-day celebration featuring hands-on activities, films, performances, and a veterans hospitality suite. The procession and dedication will be livestreamed. For more information about the weekend program visit AmericanIndian.si.edu/visit/washington/nnavm-dedication

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Native Veterans Celebration

November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - November 13, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 13, 2022

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 13, 2022

National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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All are welcome to join as the museum honors the military service of Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native veterans, Friday, Nov. 11. The Native veterans procession and dedication ceremony will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on the National Mall as part of a three-day celebration featuring hands-on activities, films, performances, and a veterans hospitality suite. The procession and dedication will be livestreamed. For more information about the weekend program visit AmericanIndian.si.edu/visit/washington/nnavm-dedication

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Native Veterans Celebration

November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - November 14, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 13, 2022

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 13, 2022

National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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All are welcome to join as the museum honors the military service of Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native veterans, Friday, Nov. 11. The Native veterans procession and dedication ceremony will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on the National Mall as part of a three-day celebration featuring hands-on activities, films, performances, and a veterans hospitality suite. The procession and dedication will be livestreamed. For more information about the weekend program visit AmericanIndian.si.edu/visit/washington/nnavm-dedication

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Native Veterans Celebration

November 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - November 14, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 13, 2022

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 13, 2022

National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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All are welcome to join as the museum honors the military service of Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native veterans, Friday, Nov. 11. The Native veterans procession and dedication ceremony will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on the National Mall as part of a three-day celebration featuring hands-on activities, films, performances, and a veterans hospitality suite. The procession and dedication will be livestreamed. For more information about the weekend program visit AmericanIndian.si.edu/visit/washington/nnavm-dedication

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Native Veterans Celebration

November 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - November 15, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 13, 2022

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until November 13, 2022

National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Free

All are welcome to join as the museum honors the military service of Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native veterans, Friday, Nov. 11. The Native veterans procession and dedication ceremony will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on the National Mall as part of a three-day celebration featuring hands-on activities, films, performances, and a veterans hospitality suite. The procession and dedication will be livestreamed. For more information about the weekend program visit AmericanIndian.si.edu/visit/washington/nnavm-dedication

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February 2023

Native Cinema Showcase Screening: Encanto

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in a magical house in a vibrant town in the mountains of Colombia. The magic of this wondrous, charmed Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift, from super strength to the power to heal—every child that is except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she might just…

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March 2023

Cherokee Days Festival

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 2, 2023

National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Free

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 imagiNATIONS Activity Center. This free event showcases the shared history and cultural lifeways of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes—Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. In the museum’s imagiNATIONS Activity Center, children can make corn husk dolls, clay turtle medallions, miniature…

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April 2023

Cherokee Days Festival

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 2, 2023

National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Free

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 imagiNATIONS Activity Center. This free event showcases the shared history and cultural lifeways of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes—Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. In the museum’s imagiNATIONS Activity Center, children can make corn husk dolls, clay turtle medallions, miniature…

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Cherokee Days Festival

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 2, 2023

National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Ave
SW, DC 20560 United States
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Free

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 imagiNATIONS Activity Center. This free event showcases the shared history and cultural lifeways of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes—Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. In the museum’s imagiNATIONS Activity Center, children can make corn husk dolls, clay turtle medallions, miniature…

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