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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

One-Time Events Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

NATIVE BEATS MUSIC ROOM

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Exhibition Tour, For A Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Hyea Lim Lim for a 45-60 minute tour of For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw.  This in-depth discussion will review the major themes of Poolaw's photography, and explore the cultural context of his work and the history of the individuals portrayed in the images. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Tour will be in West Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Events: Educators Open House (Oct 16), Horace Poolaw: A Discussion (Nov 22). Related Exhibition: For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212.514.3702 o escribiendo a KennedyC@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212.514.3702 o escribiendo a KennedyC@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

FAMILY PROGRAM

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on experience about Native cultures. Programs may include stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart. Visit the Welcome Desk on the first level for more information. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

KARUKINKA - Chilean Patagonia, Artists of the Land Where the Trees Talk

One-Time Events The country of Chile celebrates its Native culture at the museum with panel discussions featuring women from Chile talking about their communities and how they are preserving culture and languages (this program will webcast, see link above), films, an art market, Chilean music group Los Sayas, hands-on demonstrations, indigenous Chilean cuisine and Chilean wine tastings.  La nación chilena celebra su cultura nativa mediante un mercado de artesanías tradicionales, demostraciones interactivas y degustación de platos indígenas. Patrocina: Embajada de Chile. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Films. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Co-sponsor: Embassy of Chile - ProChile. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, October 5, 2014. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Chilean Women: Challenges and Opportunities - Empowering Indigenous Women and Their Communities

One-Time Events Please join us for a special program, Native Chilean Women: Challenges and Opportunities. Speakers include: María Francisca Collipal (Mapuche), Anakena Manutomatoma (Rapanui), and Sonia Avalos (Quechua) and Jacqueline Pata (Tlingit). Panelists will share their insights and experiences—giving examples of their everyday life and work, and relating the issues at hand directly to their Native group—at this lively forum. Followed by a Q & A session. Cosponsored by the Embassy of Chile and Freedom House. Presented as part of the KARUKINKA Chilean Patagonia Artists of the Land Where the Trees Talk. Traducción simultánea ~ Simultaneous Spanish/English interpretation. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Webinars. Co-sponsor: Embassy of Chile and Freedom House. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Related Events: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Dseries%26seriesid%3D1172361. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

One-Time Events Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

HANDS-ON TEACHING CART

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies; see Welcome Desk for more information. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

KARUKINKA - Chilean Patagonia, Artists of the Land Where the Trees Talk

One-Time Events The country of Chile celebrates its Native culture at the museum with panel discussions featuring an art market, an exhibition of traditional arts and crafts, films, the musical group Los Sayas, hands-on demonstrations, indigenous Chilean cuisine and a Chilean wine tasting.  In this four-day event, the nation of Chile celebrates its Native culture with an art market, an exhibition of traditional arts and crafts, hands-on activities, demonstrations for kids, and a sampling of indigenous cuisine. Sponsor: Embassy of Chile. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Films. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Co-sponsor: Embassy of Chile - ProChile. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, October 5, 2014. Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, October 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, October 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

GALLERY TALK

One-Time Events This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 3, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 3, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

KARUKINKA - Chilean Patagonia, Artists of the Land Where the Trees Talk

One-Time Events The country of Chile celebrates its Native culture at the museum with a panel discussion featuring Native Chilean women talking about their communities, an art market, films, Chilean musical group Los Sayas, an exhibition of traditional arts and crafts, hands-on demonstrations, indigenous Chilean cuisine and Chilean wine tasting. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Films. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Co-sponsor: Embassy of Chile - ProChile. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, October 5, 2014. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - NATIVE BEATS MUSIC ROOM

One-Time Events Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Native Chilean Women: Challenges and Opportunities - The Role of Women in the Preservation of Indigenous Culture and Language

One-Time Events Please join us for a special program, Native Chilean Women: Challenges and Opportunities. Speakers include: María Francisca Collipal (Mapuche), Anakena Manutomatoma (Rapanui), and Sonia Avalos (Quechua) and Daniel Cano, PhD. candidate at Georgetown University. Panelists will share their insights and experiences—giving examples of their everyday life and work, and relating the issues at hand directly to their Native group—at this lively forum. Followed by a Q & A session.  Cosponsored by the Embassy of Chile and Freedom House. Presented as part of the KARUKINKA Chilean Patagonia Artists of the Land Where the Trees Talk. Traducción simultánea ~ Simultaneous Spanish/English interpretation. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Webinars. Co-sponsor: Embassy of Chile and Freedom House. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Related Events: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Dseries%26seriesid%3D1172361. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

One-Time Events Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Level 4 Landing. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

KARUKINKA - Chilean Patagonia, Artists of the Land Where the Trees Talk

One-Time Events The country of Chile celebrates its Native culture at the museum with an art market, films, an exhibition of traditional arts and crafts, hands-on demonstrations, indigenous Chilean cuisine and Chilean wine tasting.  En este evento de cuatro días, la nación chilena celebra su cultura nativa mediante un mercado de arte, una exposición de artesanías tradicionales, actividades interactivas, demostraciones infantiles y degustación de platos indígenas.  Patrocina: Embajada de Chile. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Films. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Co-sponsor: Embassy of Chile - ProChile. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - HOK-NOTH-DA FOR FAMILIES

One-Time Events Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center – Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, October 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, October 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, October 6, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, October 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, October 6, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, October 6, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

One-Time Events Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

NATIVE BEATS MUSIC ROOM

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Exhibition Tour, For A Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Hyea Lim Lim for a 45-60 minute tour of For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw.  This in-depth discussion will review the major themes of Poolaw's photography, and explore the cultural context of his work and the history of the individuals portrayed in the images. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Tour will be in West Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Events: Educators Open House (Oct 16), Horace Poolaw: A Discussion (Nov 22). Related Exhibition: For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212.514.3702 o escribiendo a KennedyC@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212.514.3702 o escribiendo a KennedyC@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

FAMILY PROGRAM

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on experience about Native cultures. Programs may include stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart. Visit the Welcome Desk on the first level for more information. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Sand Creek Massacre: 150 Year Remembrance

One-Time Events This one-day symposium will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Sand Creek Massacre—a tragedy that occurred on November 29, 1864. On November 7, 2000, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site so that the impacts of this pivotal episode in America’s history may be understood and never forgotten. Now, 150 years after the massacre, with the site preserved in perpetuity and a healing process beginning, it is essential to honor those killed at Sand Creek, pay respects to their descendants, and assist in fulfilling Congress’ mandate to help prevent such an atrocity from ever occurring again. The goal of the symposium is to contribute to an understanding of the causes and consequences of the massacre, the Cheyenne and Arapaho people who carry the legacy of Sand Creek with them today, and the role of memorialization in the healing process.  The symposium will consist of three panels of Sand Creek Massacre scholars, including Cheyenne and Arapaho… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Level. Webcast: http://nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

One-Time Events Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

HANDS-ON TEACHING CART

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies; see Welcome Desk for more information. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, October 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, October 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 10, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 10, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, October 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, October 10, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

GALLERY TALK

One-Time Events This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 10, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 10, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

NATIVE BEATS MUSIC ROOM

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Open House New York building tour

American Indian Museum NY Open House New York featured event.  Join Museum Ambassador Eddie Myles for an in-depth discussion and tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, 45-60 minutes.  A National Historic Landmark designed by Cass Gilbert, the building’s interior splendor includes an elliptical rotunda with a 140-ton dome skylight designed by Valencia-born engineer Rafael Guastavino, WPA-era murals by New York painter Reginald Marsh, and woodwork by Tiffany Studios. Categories: Celebrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.ohny.org.

Storybook Reading/Lectura de cuentos

American Indian Museum NY Jessica Marrero (Taino) reads Caribbean stories and leads a related hands-on activity. Recommended for children 12 and younger. Jessica Marrero (Taino) lee historias del Caribe y dirige una actividad manual relacionada. Recomendada para niños menores de 12 años. Time Detail: 1:00 to 2:30. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Education Classroom; Aula Educativa. Cost: Free / Gratis. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

One-Time Events Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Open House New York building tour

American Indian Museum NY Open House New York featured event.  Join Museum Ambassador Eddie Myles for an in-depth discussion and tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, 45-60 minutes.  A National Historic Landmark designed by Cass Gilbert, the building’s interior splendor includes an elliptical rotunda with a 140-ton dome skylight designed by Valencia-born engineer Rafael Guastavino, WPA-era murals by New York painter Reginald Marsh, and woodwork by Tiffany Studios. Categories: Celebrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.ohny.org.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

HOK-NOTH-DA FOR FAMILIES

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Open House New York building tour

American Indian Museum NY Open House New York featured event.  Join Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck for an in-depth discussion and tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, 45-60 minutes.  A National Historic Landmark designed by Cass Gilbert, the building’s interior splendor includes an elliptical rotunda with a 140-ton dome skylight designed by Valencia-born engineer Rafael Guastavino, WPA-era murals by New York painter Reginald Marsh, and woodwork by Tiffany Studios. Categories: Celebrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit www.ohny.org.

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center – Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Open House New York building tour

American Indian Museum NY Open House New York featured event.  Join Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck for an in-depth discussion and tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, 45-60 minutes.  A National Historic Landmark designed by Cass Gilbert, the building’s interior splendor includes an elliptical rotunda with a 140-ton dome skylight designed by Valencia-born engineer Rafael Guastavino, WPA-era murals by New York painter Reginald Marsh, and woodwork by Tiffany Studios. Categories: Celebrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit www.ohny.org.

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center – Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, October 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, October 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, October 13, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, October 13, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, October 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, October 13, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, October 13, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

One-Time Events Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

NATIVE BEATS MUSIC ROOM

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Exhibition Tour, For A Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Hyea Lim Lim for a 45-60 minute tour of For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw.  This in-depth discussion will review the major themes of Poolaw's photography, and explore the cultural context of his work and the history of the individuals portrayed in the images. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Tour will be in West Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Events: Educators Open House (Oct 16), Horace Poolaw: A Discussion (Nov 22). Related Exhibition: For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212.514.3702 o escribiendo a KennedyC@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212.514.3702 o escribiendo a KennedyC@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

FAMILY PROGRAM

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on experience about Native cultures. Programs may include stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart. Visit the Welcome Desk on the first level for more information. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

One-Time Events Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

HANDS-ON TEACHING CART

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies; see Welcome Desk for more information. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

EDUCATORS OPEN HOUSE

American Indian Museum NY Join Alexandra Harris (Cherokee), editor of the companion catalog for the exhibit For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw, as she describes the significance of Poolaw’s work. For more than five decades of the twentieth century, Poolaw (Kiowa, 1906–84) captured an insider’s view of his Oklahoma community—a community rooted in its traditional culture while also thoroughly modern and quintessentially American. Following Ms. Harris’s presentation, educators may tour the gallery. To register for this free event, click the “Sign Up” link below. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Diker Pavilion and West Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: http://nmai.si.edu/explore/exhibitions/item/?id=899. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 17, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 17, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, October 17, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 17, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, October 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

GALLERY TALK

One-Time Events This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 17, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 17, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

NATIVE BEATS MUSIC ROOM

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

One-Time Events Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

HOK-NOTH-DA FOR FAMILIES

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center – Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center – Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.