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

One-Time Events Join us for a special symposium to celebrate the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian’s landmark exhibition, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, and the notable book of the same title that accompanies the exhibition. Distinguished scholars, authors, and governmental leaders will speak about the past, present, and future of treaties between the U.S. and Native Nations. They will discuss treaties that rest at the heart of American history and that have had an incalculable effect on lands, cultures, and populations of the Native Nations and of the U.S.  Senator Jon Tester of Montana will deliver opening remarks and Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour will join journalist Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock) to interview NMAI Director Kevin Gover (Pawnee) and Guest Curator Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee) about the Nation to Nation exhibition. A preview of the exhibition and book signing will follow on the museum’s Fourth Level. Event flyer , … Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Shopping/Book Signing. Webcasts & Webinars. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Level. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts/. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: http://nmai.si.edu/explore/exhibitions/934. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:15 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, September 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Garden Tour at the National Museum of the American Indian

One-Time Events Presented by Smithsonian Gardens. Look for our knowledgeable horticulturist who will lead a tour of the native plant garden which surrounds the National Museum of the American Indian and answer horticultural questions pertaining to native gardening. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet at the flagpole near the south entrance. Cost: Free. Continues: every Thursday through Sept. 25, 2014. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

A Discussion: Principles of Good Governance

American Indian Museum NY Presented in collaboration with the National Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals (NCCLP), Executive Director of the National Indian Youth Council, Norman Ration (Diné) and NCCLP legal consultant, James Zion, discuss governance issues focused on individual versus collective rights of Native people. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

TRUNK SHOW - Glittering World: The Artistry of Navajo Jewelry

One-Time Events TRUNK SHOW - Glittering World: The Artistry of Navajo Jewelry, presented by Emerald Tanner of Tanner's Indian Arts. Featuring works by a host of world-class Navajo jewelers. Image: The work of award-winning Navajo artist Lee A. Yazzie. The exhibition Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family is on view November 13, 2014, through January 10, 2016, at the National Museum of the American Indian, New York. Categories: Demonstrations. Shopping/Book Signing. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: First Level, Chesapeake Gallery Store. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Friday, September 19, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, September 19, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, September 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, September 19, 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, September 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Children’s Hawaiian Storybook Workshop with Melissa (Mokihana) Scalph

One-Time Events Join us in celebrating the National Museum of the American Indian’s 10th anniversary by visiting the imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER for an interactive program about Hawaiian culture. Join Melissa (Mokihana) Scalph for a reading from the book When Silver Needles Swam by James Rumford and a take-home craft project. First come, first served. Seating is limited. Mokihana is a certified school teacher and duly graduated dancer of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, under the direction of respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Venues include schools, libraries, private residences, Wolf Trap Theater-in-the-Woods, the Kirov Academy of Ballet, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Historical Society of Washington D.C. and the Taste of D.C. Festival. Through her small classes and… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Third Floor. Cost: Free. First come, first served. Seating is limited. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

TRUNK SHOW - Glittering World: The Artistry of Navajo Jewelry

One-Time Events TRUNK SHOW - Glittering World: The Artistry of Navajo Jewelry, presented by Emerald Tanner of Tanner's Indian Arts. Featuring works by a host of world-class Navajo jewelers. Image: The work of award-winning Navajo artist Lee A. Yazzie. The exhibition Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family is on view November 13, 2014, through January 10, 2016, at the National Museum of the American Indian, New York. Categories: Demonstrations. Shopping/Book Signing. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: First Level, Chesapeake Gallery Store. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children’s Hawaiian Storybook Workshop with Melissa (Mokihana) Scalph

One-Time Events Join us in celebrating the National Museum of the American Indian’s 10th anniversary by visiting the imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER for an interactive program about Hawaiian culture. Join Melissa (Mokihana) Scalph for a reading from the book When Silver Needles Swam by James Rumford and a take-home craft project. First come, first served. Seating is limited. All programs subject to change Mokihana is a certified school teacher and duly graduated dancer of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, under the direction of respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Venues include schools, libraries, private residences, Wolf Trap Theater-in-the-Woods, the Kirov Academy of Ballet, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Historical Society of Washington D.C. and the Taste of D.C. Festival. Thr… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Third Floor. Cost: Free, First come, first served. Seating is limited. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

10th Anniversary Gala

One-Time Events Join the NMAI in honoring the past and celebrating the future. The entire museum will be alive with entertainment and Native cuisine. The gala will be the premiere opening for the Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations exhibition. Tickets are $650.00 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available.  For more information, contact us at supportnmai@si.edu. Funds raised will support the educational programs of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: After Five. Celebrations. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: $650.00 per person. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 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, September 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Children’s Hawaiian Storybook Workshop with Melissa (Mokihana) Scalph

One-Time Events Join us in celebrating the National Museum of the American Indian’s 10th anniversary by visiting the imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER for an interactive program about Hawaiian culture. Join Melissa (Mokihana) Scalph for a reading from the book When Silver Needles Swam by James Rumford and a take-home craft project. First come, first served. Seating is limited. Mokihana is a certified school teacher and duly graduated dancer of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, under the direction of respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Venues include schools, libraries, private residences, Wolf Trap Theater-in-the-Woods, the Kirov Academy of Ballet, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Historical Society of Washington D.C. and the Taste of D.C. Festival. Through her small classes and… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Third Floor. Cost: Free. First come, first served. Seating is limited. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children’s Hawaiian Storybook Workshop with Melissa (Mokihana) Scalph

One-Time Events Join us in celebrating the National Museum of the American Indian’s 10th anniversary by visiting the imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER for an interactive program about Hawaiian culture. Join Melissa (Mokihana) Scalph for a reading from the book When Silver Needles Swam by James Rumford and a take-home craft project. First come, first served. Seating is limited. All programs subject to change Mokihana is a certified school teacher and duly graduated dancer of Halau Mohala `Ilima, a traditional hula school in Kailua, Hawai`i, under the direction of respected master Mapuana de Silva. Mokihana’s family roots go back to the garden island of Kaua`i. She has been performing and teaching hula in the D.C. area since 1981. Venues include schools, libraries, private residences, Wolf Trap Theater-in-the-Woods, the Kirov Academy of Ballet, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Historical Society of Washington D.C. and the Taste of D.C. Festival. Thr… Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS ACTIVITY CENTER, Third Floor. Cost: Free, First come, first served. Seating is limited. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 21, 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, September 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, September 22, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, September 22, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, September 22, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, September 22, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 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 New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 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. 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, September 24, 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, September 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212.514.3702 o escribiendo a KennedyC@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212.514.3702 o escribiendo a KennedyC@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 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. Thursday, September 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. Thursday, September 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 New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 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 New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Garden Tour at the National Museum of the American Indian

One-Time Events Presented by Smithsonian Gardens. Look for our knowledgeable horticulturist who will lead a tour of the native plant garden which surrounds the National Museum of the American Indian and answer horticultural questions pertaining to native gardening. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meet at the flagpole near the south entrance. Cost: Free. Continues: every Thursday through Sept. 25, 2014. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 25, 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, September 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, September 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 New York. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, September 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, September 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. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 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 New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 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 New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 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 New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 28, 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, September 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, September 29, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, September 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, September 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Cultural Presentation

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

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

Cultural Presentation

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

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

One-Time Events The country of Chile celebrates its Native culture at the museum with an art market, an exhibition of traditional arts and crafts, hands-on demonstrations, and indigenous Chilean cuisine. La nación chilena celebra su cultura nativa mediante un mercado de artesanías tradicionales, demostraciones interactivas y degustación de platos indígenas. Patrocina: Embajada de Chile. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Workshops. Co-sponsor: Embassy of Chile. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, October 5, 2014. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

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

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Cultural Presentation

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

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

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Cultural Presentation

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

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

One-Time Events The country of Chile celebrates its Native culture at the museum with an art market, an exhibition of traditional arts and crafts, hands-on demonstrations, and indigenous Chilean cuisine. In this four-day event, the nation of Chile celebrates its Native culture with an art market, an exhibition of traditional arts and crafts, hands-on activities, demonstrations for kids, and a sampling of indigenous cuisine. Sponsor: Embassy of Chile. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Workshops. Co-sponsor: Embassy of Chile. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, October 5, 2014. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

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

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

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

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, October 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Cultural Presentation

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

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

Cultural Presentation

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Sand Creek Massacre: 150 Year Remembrance

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Cultural Presentation

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Cultural Presentation

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Storybook Reading/Lectura de cuentos

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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