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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, December 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 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, December 20, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 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, December 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da for Families

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 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, December 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. 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, December 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, December 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, December 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, December 22, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, December 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, December 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Monday, December 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, December 22, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum 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, December 22, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 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, December 23, 2014, 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, December 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 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, December 23, 2014, 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, December 24, 2014, 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. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum 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, December 24, 2014, 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, December 24, 2014, 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, December 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, December 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, December 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, December 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, December 26, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, December 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, December 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Friday, December 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children's Workshop

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center – Level 3. Cost: Free. Friday, December 26, 2014, 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, December 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, December 26, 2014, 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, December 26, 2014, 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, December 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 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, December 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 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, December 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da for Families

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 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, December 28, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. 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, December 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, December 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, December 29, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, December 29, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, December 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, December 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Monday, December 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, December 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum 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, December 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 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, December 30, 2014, 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, December 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 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, December 30, 2014, 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, December 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum 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, December 31, 2014, 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, December 31, 2014, 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, December 31, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, January 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. Thursday, January 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, January 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, January 1, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, January 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Thursday, January 1, 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, January 1, 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, January 1, 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, January 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, January 1, 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, January 1, 2015, 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: After Five. Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, January 1, 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, January 2, 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, January 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, January 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, January 2, 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, January 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, January 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Friday, January 2, 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, January 2, 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, January 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, January 2, 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, January 2, 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, January 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. Saturday, January 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 3, 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 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 3, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Saturday, January 3, 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 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Saturday, January 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 3, 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, January 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. Sunday, January 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, January 4, 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, January 4, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Christmas at Wapos Bay 2002, 48min. Canada. Dennis Jackson (Cree). Produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada. In Cree with English subtitles. In this claymation three children visit their grandparents at their cabin in the bush. When an emergency arises, they learn self-reliance and the spirit of the traditional Cree way of life. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, January 4, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, January 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM: Miss Navajo

American Indian Museum NY 2006, 60 min. United States. Director Billy Luther (Navajo, Hopi, Laguna Pueblo) creates a look at the Miss Navajo Nation competition, following one contender’s journey and interviewing winners from the past five decades.  In this unusual beauty pageant the contestants must demonstrate their fluency in the Navajo language, as well as skills such as sheep-butchering and fry-bread making, and assume their place in a spiritual continuum that connects Navajo women to the gifts of Changing Woman. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Sunday, January 4, 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, January 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Sunday, January 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY If the Weather Permits 2003, 28 min. Canada. d, Elisapie Isaac (Inuit) History of the Inupiat: 1961, The Duck-In  2005, 30 min. United States d. Rachel Naninaaq Edwardson (Inupiat). pr. Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Inupiat).  Two lively views of life in the Far North, by a noted Canadian singer in her first film and an Alaskan filmmaker, reflect on change and sustaining cultural autonomy. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, January 4, 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, January 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. Monday, January 5, 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, January 5, 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, January 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 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. Monday, January 5, 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, January 5, 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, January 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. Tuesday, January 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. Tuesday, January 6, 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, January 6, 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, January 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. Tuesday, January 6, 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, January 6, 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, January 6, 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, January 6, 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, January 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. Tuesday, January 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. Wednesday, January 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. Wednesday, January 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. Wednesday, January 7, 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, January 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. Wednesday, January 7, 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, January 7, 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, January 7, 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, January 7, 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, January 7, 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. Wednesday, January 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. Thursday, January 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. Thursday, January 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. Thursday, January 8, 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, January 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. Thursday, January 8, 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, January 8, 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, January 8, 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, January 8, 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, January 8, 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, January 8, 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, January 8, 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, January 9, 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, January 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. Friday, January 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. Friday, January 9, 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, January 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. Friday, January 9, 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, January 9, 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, January 9, 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, January 9, 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, January 9, 2015, 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM.