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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. Sunday, November 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. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities 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, November 23, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children's Workshop

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center – Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 23, 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, November 24, 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, November 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, November 24, 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, November 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, November 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM:The Return of Navajo Boy

American Indian Museum NY 2000, 52 min. Documentary. United States. Jeff Spitz with co-producer Bennie Klain (Navajo).  When an obscure 1950's film called Navajo Boy turns up, it leads a contemporary Navajo family to recall its history as the subject of still photos and movie images, and the impact on its life of the uranium mines. This encounter sets in motion a chain of events that leads to the return of the family's long lost brother. 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, November 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, November 24, 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, November 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. Tuesday, November 25, 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, November 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 25, 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, November 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM:The Return of Navajo Boy

American Indian Museum NY 2000, 52 min. Documentary. United States. Jeff Spitz with co-producer Bennie Klain (Navajo).  When an obscure 1950's film called Navajo Boy turns up, it leads a contemporary Navajo family to recall its history as the subject of still photos and movie images, and the impact on its life of the uranium mines. This encounter sets in motion a chain of events that leads to the return of the family's long lost brother. 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, November 25, 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. Tuesday, November 25, 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, November 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 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. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM:The Return of Navajo Boy

American Indian Museum NY 2000, 52 min. Documentary. United States. Jeff Spitz with co-producer Bennie Klain (Navajo).  When an obscure 1950's film called Navajo Boy turns up, it leads a contemporary Navajo family to recall its history as the subject of still photos and movie images, and the impact on its life of the uranium mines. This encounter sets in motion a chain of events that leads to the return of the family's long lost brother. 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, November 26, 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, November 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a hands-on experience about Native cultures. Programs may include stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart. Visit the Welcome Desk on the first level for more information. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 26, 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, November 27, 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. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Numunu Voices in the Wind

One-Time Events The Comanche Nation from Oklahoma presents a four-day festival featuring the culture and heritage of this Plains tribe. The festival includes dance performances, singing, films about the Comanche Code Talkers, shawl-making demonstrations, traditional flute playing, and a Comanche language session. Visitors will be able to meet with Comanche Nation royalty and purchase traditional items including jewelry and art works. Schedule of Events. Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM:The Return of Navajo Boy

American Indian Museum NY 2000, 52 min. Documentary. United States. Jeff Spitz with co-producer Bennie Klain (Navajo).  When an obscure 1950's film called Navajo Boy turns up, it leads a contemporary Navajo family to recall its history as the subject of still photos and movie images, and the impact on its life of the uranium mines. This encounter sets in motion a chain of events that leads to the return of the family's long lost brother. 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, November 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Thursday, November 27, 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. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Hands-on Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies; see Welcome Desk for more information. Cost: FREE. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: After Five. Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, November 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. Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Numunu Voices in the Wind

One-Time Events The Comanche Nation from Oklahoma will present a festival featuring culture and heritage including dance performances, singing, hands-on activities for kids and families, films and food demonstrations. On Friday, Nov. 28, in celebration of our 25th Anniversary and Native American Heritage Day, the museum invites all to join in our Round Dance which will feature Comanche Nation drums and dancing for all.   Schedule of Events WATCH the live webcast of events and activities that take place in the Potomac Atrium, today only.  10:30 am – Welcome and Blessing 11:00 am – Exhibition Dancing with the Comanche Community Dancers 12:00 pm – Storytelling with Rita Coosewoon and Jereaux Sanders 12:30 pm — Comanche Flutist Tim Nevaquaya 1:30 pm — Comanche Flutist Tim Nevaquaya 2:00 pm — Social Dances with the Comanche Community Dancers 3:30 pm — Comanche Flutist Tim Nevaquaya. Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Workshops. Co-sponsor: Comanche Nation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, November 30, 2014. Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, November 28, 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, November 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, November 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM:The Return of Navajo Boy

American Indian Museum NY 2000, 52 min. Documentary. United States. Jeff Spitz with co-producer Bennie Klain (Navajo).  When an obscure 1950's film called Navajo Boy turns up, it leads a contemporary Navajo family to recall its history as the subject of still photos and movie images, and the impact on its life of the uranium mines. This encounter sets in motion a chain of events that leads to the return of the family's long lost brother. 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, November 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, November 28, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CANCELED - Gallery Talk

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Friday, November 28, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, November 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. 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, November 29, 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, November 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Numunu Voices in the Wind

One-Time Events The Comanche Nation from Oklahoma presents a three-day festival featuring the culture and heritage of the “Lords of the Plains.” The festival includes dance performances, singing, hands-on activities for kids and families, films, and food demonstrations. Schedule of Events. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Workshops. Co-sponsor: Comanche Nation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday November 30, 2014. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM:The Return of Navajo Boy

American Indian Museum NY 2000, 52 min. Documentary. United States. Jeff Spitz with co-producer Bennie Klain (Navajo).  When an obscure 1950's film called Navajo Boy turns up, it leads a contemporary Navajo family to recall its history as the subject of still photos and movie images, and the impact on its life of the uranium mines. This encounter sets in motion a chain of events that leads to the return of the family's long lost brother. 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, November 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 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. Sunday, November 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. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Numunu Voices in the Wind

One-Time Events The Comanche Nation from Oklahoma presents a three-day festival featuring the culture and heritage of the “Lords of the Plains.” The festival includes dance performances, singing, hands-on activities for kids and families, films, and food demonstrations. Schedule of Events. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Workshops. Co-sponsor: Comanche Nation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

CANCELED - Hok-Noth-Da for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

HOLIDAY FILM:The Return of Navajo Boy

American Indian Museum NY 2000, 52 min. Documentary. United States. Jeff Spitz with co-producer Bennie Klain (Navajo).  When an obscure 1950's film called Navajo Boy turns up, it leads a contemporary Navajo family to recall its history as the subject of still photos and movie images, and the impact on its life of the uranium mines. This encounter sets in motion a chain of events that leads to the return of the family's long lost brother. 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, November 30, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Children's Workshop

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center – Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, December 1, 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 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, December 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, December 1, 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 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

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

Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, December 2, 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 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Dance Performance

One-Time Events Tribal members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe from Minnesota will be in Washington, D.C. to accompany the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The museum receives a companion tree each year and the tribe will celebrate their trip with traditional dance performances.   For the past 50 years, a beautiful tree has appeared on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. during the holiday season. The U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with Choose Outdoors and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, will bring this special gift from Minnesota to Washington, D.C. for the 2014 season, involving nearly 30 communities along the way. “This annual tradition provides the opportunity for communities to celebrate the spirit of the season and the forests that connect us all,” said Darla Lenz, Forest Supervisor of the Chippewa National Forest. “It is truly an honor that the Chippewa National Forest was selected to provide this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree and we are extremely proud to share a tree that represent… Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 3, 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 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 3, 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 3, 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 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM.

Teaching Cart

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: After Five. Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, December 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children's Workshop

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center – Level 3. Cost: Free. Friday, December 5, 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 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, December 5, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Friday, December 5, 2014, 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM.

National Museum of the American Indian-New York's Native Art Market Preview Party

American Indian Museum NY The Native Art Market Preview Party provides a first-look preview reception for guests to enjoy the annual Native American Art Market at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.  Guests have an opportunity to view and purchase the finest contemporary work by Native American artists from across the nation and hemisphere.  Displays include jewelry, ceramics, baskets, clothing, textiles, beadwork, sculpture and more.  All artists will be available to discuss their techniques, influences and connections to their diverse tribal heritage.  The Preview Party includes a cocktail reception and tours of museum exhibitions. Event web page. Categories: After Five. Shopping/Book Signing. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion for Native Arts & Cultures. Cost: For ticket information, please contact Lucia DeRespinis at (212) 514-3828 or derespinisl@si.edu. Friday, December 5, 2014, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Dinner & A Movie: The Searchers

One-Time Events The Searchers (USA, 1956, 119 min.) Director: John Ford In 1956, John Ford’s The Searchers released to mixed reviews. Loosely based on the abduction and search for Texas settler Cynthia Ann Parker, over the years, the film came to be thought of as one of the most influential, cinematic productions in American film history. For Native people, the misrepresentations of the Comanche have often elicited responses of anger and rejection. The stereotypical, hateful characterizations reinforced the popular thinking of the time. Still hundreds of Navajo people participated as extras and crew members on the production, establishing a legacy of filmmaking that has thrived in the Navajo Nation ever since. John Ford directed over 140 films in his career, both documentary and fiction, and remains one of the most influential of American filmmakers. He is best known for his Westerns and adaptations of great American novels, but his eclectic career included working as a military photographer and cinematographer durin… Categories: After Five. Films. Lectures & Discussions. Shopping/Book Signing. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, 1st Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Native Art Market

One-Time Events The Native Art Market offers one-of-a-kind, handmade, traditional and contemporary items directly from the artisans. More than 35 Native artists from North and South America will participate in this annual weekend market featuring a wide selection of items for purchase including jewelry, beadwork, pottery, prints, and sculpture.  Event web page. Categories: Shopping/Book Signing. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, December 7, 2014. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:30 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. Saturday, December 6, 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 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Native Art Market

American Indian Museum NY The NMAI Native Art Market – held in both Washington, DC and New York City – offers one of a kind, handmade, traditional and contemporary items directly from the Native artists from North, South and Central America.   More than 35 Native artists will participate at each location in this annual weekend market featuring a wide selection of items for purchasing including handmade jewelry, beadwork, pottery, baskets, prints, painting and sculpture. Event web page. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Shopping/Book Signing. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavillion. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Captured Shadows: Circulating Images of Native Americans on Film

One-Time Events The Trouble with Dixon: The Wanamaker Expedition Films of 1908-1913 Featuring Caitlin McGrath, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland Between 1908-1913, Joseph Kossuth Dixon criss-crossed the country making films and taking photographs at every reservation. These films were to be brought back as evidence in his on-going efforts to gain Native Americans the rights of citizenship. But what is the afterlife of these images? How can these images be understood as both a part of the history of the communities they document and the larger history of the circulation of images of Native Americans at the turn of the last century? Caitlin McGrath teaches film at the University of Maryland. She is also the organizer of Home Movie Day in D.C. and is currently involved in revitalizing the Greenbelt Theatre in Maryland to run as a non-profit center for film. Who’s Hiawatha?  Reconstructing Katharine Ertz-Bowden and Charles Bowden's 1904 Illustrated Lecture A Pictorial Story of Hiawatha Featuring Andy… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, 1st Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tours

One-Time Events Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Selected Works from Navajo Film Themselves

One-Time Events Selected works from Navajo Film Themselves Sol Worth, John Adair, and Richard Chalfen traveled to Pine Springs, Arizona, in the summer of 1966, where they taught a group of Navajo students to use cameras in the production of documentary films. A Navajo Weaver (USA, 1966, 20 min.) Director: Susie Benally (Navajo) A demonstration of Navajo rug weaving by Alta Kahn, from the raising of the sheep for wool, through the gathering of other materials, to the completion of the woven artwork. Susie Benally was born and raised in Pine Springs, where she attended the same elementary school that Sol Worth and John Adair used for their filmmaking classes. Of all the students, Benally was perhaps the most connected with Navajo traditions. She was a skilled weaver and began to help her mother, the weaver Alta Kahn, at the age of eight. During the summer of 1966, Benally was living with one or more of her children at her mother’s house while her husband served in the military. Worth and Adair emphasized that while… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, 1st Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Film Screening: Drunktown's Finest

One-Time Events Drunktown’s Finest (USA, 2014, 95 min.) Director: Sydney Freeland (Navajo) Three young Native Americans - an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual - strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation. Join us after the screening with filmmaker, Sydney Freeland, to discuss current trends in Native representations on screen, how these have shaped her work, and why she ultimately made the film she did. Sydney Freeland is an independent filmmaker that has worked for many clients including The Food Network, Comedy Central, , National Geographic, PBS, and ABC/Disney. In 2010 she was awarded a Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship, a Sundance Directing Fellowship, and an Eccles Directing Fellowship, following a  2009 Sundance Native American Lab Fellowship. She is also a Disney Scholarship recipient and a Fulbright Scholar. Most recently she was awarded the USA Ford Fellowship through United States Artists.  Sydney has an MFA in Film and a BFA in… Categories: After Five. Films. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, 1st Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Native Art Market

One-Time Events The Native Art Market offers one-of-a-kind, handmade, traditional and contemporary items directly from the artisans. More than 35 Native artists from North and South America will participate in this annual weekend market featuring a wide selection of items for purchase including jewelry, beadwork, pottery, prints, and sculpture. Event web page. Categories: Shopping/Book Signing. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:30 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. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Native Art Market

American Indian Museum NY The NMAI Native Art Market – held in both Washington, DC and New York City – offers one of a kind, handmade, traditional and contemporary items directly from the Native artists from North, South and Central America.   More than 35 Native artists will participate at each location in this annual weekend market featuring a wide selection of items for purchasing including handmade jewelry, beadwork, pottery, baskets, prints, painting and sculpture. Event web page. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Shopping/Book Signing. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavillion. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Selected Episodes of Images of Indians

One-Time Events Selected episodes of Images of Indians Directors: Robert Hagopian and Phil Lucas (Choctaw) Narrator: Will Sampson (Muscogee Creek) In 1979-80, Robert Hagopian and Phil Lucas produced a groundbreaking, five-part series for PBS. Images of Indians examined the Hollywood stereotypes of Native people and the societal effects those portrayals had on the public’s understanding of Indian history, experience, culture, and participation in contemporary American life. All episode descriptions taken from the original production notes. Phil Lucas (Choctaw) worked in film and television for over thirty years, producing over eighty works. He received an Emmy for his documentary series “The Native Americans” and the Taos Mountain Award for lifetime achievement from the Taos Talking Picture Festival in 199. Among the subjects that he covered were health and well-being in Native communities, Native rights, and Native arts. He began his teaching career at the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in Seattle, and… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, 1st Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 7, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

At the Movies | REFLECTIONS IN TIME

American Indian Museum NY A Weave of Time: The Story of a Navajo Family1938-1986 1987, 60 min. US. Director: Susan Fanshel.  Preceded by The Spirit of the Navajo and Navajo Silversmith (each 21 min.) In 1966 a filmmaking workshop, set up in Pine Springs, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation, by scholars Sol Worth and John Adair, gave young adults the training to make their own films. The “Navajo Film Themselves” project’s seven productions have been selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Screened today are a documentation of the work of a silversmith by Johnnie Nelson and of an elderly healer, the filmmakers’ grandfather, by Mary Tsosie and Maxine Tsosie. Twenty years later director Susan Fanshel accompanied Adair on a return visit to tell the story of the Burnsides, a family of weavers with whom he had worked for more than five decades, and the contemporary challenges their community was facing for maintaining its traditions. Discussion follows with Susan Fanshel and scholar Teresa Montoya (Navajo). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Auditorium. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Discussion with Artist Gregg Deal

One-Time Events I’ve Been Indigenous My Whole Life: Images of Indigenous Art and Activism As a provocative contemporary artist/activist and 15 year resident of the DC metro area, much of Deal's work explores indigenous identity and pop-culture, touching on issues of race relations, historical consideration and stereotype. This is especially true with Deal’s latest performance pieces, The Last American Indian on Earth and REDSKIN. In The Last American Indian on Earth, the artist exploits stereotypes existing in American culture while simultaneously challenging the viewer’s understanding of the Indigenous as both contemporary and relic. REDSKIN, a work that employs acts of micro-aggression (particularly in the way fans of the Washington Football team engage Indigenous people), illustrates the imbalance of equality, authority, and voice within the context of the mascot debate. Within this work, as well as his paintings and murals, Deal advances issues within Indian country such as decolonization, conversations surrounding… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, 1st Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Highlights Tours

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

Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Monday, December 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM.

Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, December 9, 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 9, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, December 9, 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 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 10:15 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 10, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 11:15 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. Wednesday, December 10, 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 10, 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 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

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

Bringing It Home: Artists Reconnecting Cultural Heritage with Community

One-Time Events Participants in the museum’s Artist Leadership Program will share presentations about themselves, discuss their artwork, their community projects and reflect upon their NMAI research experience.  Artists include: Irma Alvarez Ccoscco (Quechua) is a poet and activist for the inclusion of Native languages in computerized media. Ccoscco hopes to research the cultural objects belonging to the Quechua culture and then conduct a Literacy Project for community members near Cusco, Peru. Jacob Butler (Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community) is following his Hohokam ancestors by etching sea shells with acid and utilizing the wine of the saguaro fruit. Butler will be researching the shells, resins and pigments found in the cultures of Hohokam, Patayan, Salado and O’odham here at the Smithsonian. Butler will then conduct a 5-day artist community workshop titled "Etched Shells: What Was Lost but Not Forgotten" to members of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale, Ariz. Anita Paillamil… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rooms 4018/4019. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.