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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. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 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, January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 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, February 1, 2015, 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, February 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 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, February 1, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 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, February 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, February 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, February 2, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, February 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, February 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, February 2, 2015, 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 Heye Center. 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, February 2, 2015, 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, February 3, 2015, 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, February 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM.

Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 3:15 PM – 3:45 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, February 4, 2015, 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, February 4, 2015, 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: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ 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 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 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: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ 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 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 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 Heye Center. 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, February 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 1:15 PM – 1:45 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. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Storybook Reading with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Irka Mateo is indigenous Taino.  Irka sings and writes songs inspired in the Taino/Afro/European folk of her native Dominican Republic while incorporating the wider influences of her multicultural background. Categories: Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Resource Center (Second floor). Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 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, February 5, 2015, 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, February 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

The Art of Storytelling with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Irka Mateo is indigenous Taino.  Irka sings and writes songs inspired in the Taino/Afro/European folk of her native Dominican Republic while incorporating the wider influences of her multicultural background. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavillion. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

The Art of Storytelling with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Irka Mateo is indigenous Taino.  Irka sings and writes songs inspired in the Taino/Afro/European folk of her native Dominican Republic while incorporating the wider influences of her multicultural background. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavillion. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM.

Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Storybook Reading with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Irka Mateo is indigenous Taino.  Irka sings and writes songs inspired in the Taino/Afro/European folk of her native Dominican Republic while incorporating the wider influences of her multicultural background. Categories: Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Resource Center/ Education Classroom (Second floor). Cost: Free. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: After Five. Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 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, February 6, 2015, 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, February 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

The Art of Storytelling with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Irka Mateo is indigenous Taino.  Irka sings and writes songs inspired in the Taino/Afro/European folk of her native Dominican Republic while incorporating the wider influences of her multicultural background. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavillion. Cost: Free. Friday, February 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, February 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

The Art of Storytelling with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Irka Mateo is indigenous Taino.  Irka sings and writes songs inspired in the Taino/Afro/European folk of her native Dominican Republic while incorporating the wider influences of her multicultural background. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion (first floor). Cost: Free. Friday, February 6, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, February 6, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, February 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, February 6, 2015, 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. Friday, February 6, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, February 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Storybook Reading with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Irka Mateo is indigenous Taino.  Irka sings and writes songs inspired in the Taino/Afro/European folk of her native Dominican Republic while incorporating the wider influences of her multicultural background. Categories: Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Resource Center/ Education Classroom (Second floor). Cost: Free. Friday, February 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, February 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, February 6, 2015, 3:15 PM – 3:45 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, February 7, 2015, 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, February 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 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, February 8, 2015, 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, February 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 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, February 8, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 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, February 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, February 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, February 9, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, February 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, February 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, February 9, 2015, 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 Heye Center. 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, February 9, 2015, 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, February 10, 2015, 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, February 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM.

Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 3:15 PM – 3:45 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, February 11, 2015, 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, February 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 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 Heye Center. 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, February 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 1:15 PM – 1:45 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. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 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, February 12, 2015, 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, February 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM.

Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: After Five. Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 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, February 13, 2015, 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, February 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, February 13, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, February 13, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, February 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, February 13, 2015, 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. Friday, February 13, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, February 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, February 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, February 13, 2015, 3:15 PM – 3:45 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, February 14, 2015, 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, February 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Storybook Reading & Hands-On Activity: Celebrating Love

American Indian Museum NY Listen to Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains  by Barbara Knutson. Make a heart-shaped picture frame to take home. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Resource Center (Second floor). Cost: Free. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, February 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 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, February 15, 2015, 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, February 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 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, February 15, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 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. 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, February 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 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, February 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, February 16, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, February 16, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, February 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, February 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, February 16, 2015, 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 Heye Center. 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, February 16, 2015, 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, February 17, 2015, 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, February 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM.

Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 3:15 PM – 3:45 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, February 18, 2015, 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, February 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

The Art of Storytelling: Cherokee Stories with Robert Lewis

American Indian Museum NY This experience will delight all ages as Cherokee storyteller Robert Lewis shares stories from his culture. Mr. Lewis reveals his culture through personal knowledge and family stories, language, history, and more. Categories: Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

The Art of Storytelling: Cherokee Stories with Robert Lewis

American Indian Museum NY This experience will delight all ages as Cherokee storyteller Robert Lewis shares stories from his culture. Mr. Lewis reveals his culture through personal knowledge and family stories, language, history, and more. Categories: Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 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 Heye Center. 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, February 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

The Art of Storytelling Cherokee Stories with Robert Lewis

American Indian Museum NY This experience will delight all ages as Cherokee storyteller Robert Lewis shares stories from his culture. Mr. Lewis reveals his culture through personal knowledge and family stories, language, history, and more. Categories: Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 1:15 PM – 1:45 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. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 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, February 19, 2015, 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, February 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

The Art of Storytelling: Cherokee Stories with Robert Lewis

American Indian Museum NY This experience will delight all ages as Cherokee storyteller Robert Lewis shares stories from his culture. Mr. Lewis reveals his culture through personal knowledge and family stories, language, history, and more. Categories: Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

The Art of Storytelling: Cherokee Stories with Robert Lewis

American Indian Museum NY This experience will delight all ages as Cherokee storyteller Robert Lewis shares stories from his culture. Mr. Lewis reveals his culture through personal knowledge and family stories, language, history, and more. Categories: Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

The Art of Storytelling: Cherokee Stories with Robert Lewis

American Indian Museum NY This experience will delight all ages as Cherokee storyteller Robert Lewis shares stories from his culture. Mr. Lewis reveals his culture through personal knowledge and family stories, language, history, and more. Categories: Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM.

Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM.

ANIMATION CELEBRATION! 2015

American Indian Museum NY This year our program highlights the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Canada! The Bear Facts 2010, 4 min. Canada. Jonathan Wright. The savvy hunter outwits the ill-equipped explorer in this re-imagining of first contact between Inuit and European. Lumaajuuq 2010, 8 min. Canada. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Inuit). A cruel mother mistreats her son, leading to a tragic and twisted story of revenge. Amaqqut Nunaat/ Country of Wolves 2011, 9 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Stranded in treacherous country, two brothers struggle to return home. Amautalik 2014, 7 min. Canada. Neil Christopher. Two young friends are spending the day away from their camp. Unfortunately for them, an ancient land spirit – an amautalik – is also in the area. Qalupalik 2010, 6 min. Canada. Ame Papatsie. Deep in the Arctic Ocean lives Qalupalik, a half-human sea monster that preys on children who do not listen to their elders I Am But a Little Woman 2010, 5 min. Canada. Gyu Oh. Images of geese and moose move between the landscape… Categories: After Five. Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.