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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Monday, September 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Monday, September 1, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, September 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Monday, September 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum 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 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

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

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, September 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. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, September 2, 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 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum 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 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. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Thursday, September 4, 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 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, September 4, 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 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Asia Tail gives a 45 minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition, Infinity of Nations. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at the 2nd floor East visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Friday, September 5, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Friday, September 5, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, September 5, 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 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, September 5, 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 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Haudenosaunee Room

American Indian Museum NY Haudenosaunee Room 10 AM – 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Saturday, September 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. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Haudenosaunee Discovery Room

American Indian Museum NY Engage in informal conversation about the Haudenosaunee with Demelza Champagne (Turtle Mountain Chippewa). Haudenosaunee Room 10am - 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Sunday, September 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, September 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Monday, September 8, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Monday, September 8, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, September 8, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Monday, September 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Monday, September 8, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum 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 8, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, September 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. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Tuesday, September 9, 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 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum 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 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. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Wednesday, September 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. Thursday, September 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. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Thursday, September 11, 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 11, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit gardens.si.edu.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, September 11, 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 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Asia Tail gives a 45 minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition, Infinity of Nations. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at the 2nd floor East visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

RAVEN’S TAIL WEAVING WORKSHOP

American Indian Museum NY Categories: Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Education Classroom. Cost: Revived in the 1980s, Yelth Koo or Raven's Tail Weaving is an ancient form of Northwest coast weaving.  It was held in the highest regard due to the painstaking nature of its creation. It denoted that its wearer was a person held in the highest of rank, respect and cultural importance.  In this two-hour workshop, led by master weaver Lisa Hageman Yahgulanaas (Haida), participants will work on their own looms to learn how to do the ground twining introductory pattern that occurs in Raven's Tail, a three-stra… Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 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 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, September 12, 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 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Friday, September 12, 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 13, 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 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Haudenosaunee Room

American Indian Museum NY Haudenosaunee Room 10 AM – 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Celebrating Haida Artists

American Indian Museum NY Through artist demonstrations, learn about the culture and history of Haida art. Demonstrating artists include: Lisa Hageman Yahgulanaas (Raven-Tail Weaver); Linda Schrack (Traditional Haida Button Blanket expert); Tiffany Vanderhoop and Tracy Auchter (Naaxin/Chilkat Weavers), and others. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Storybook Reading & Hands-On Activity

American Indian Museum NY Listen to The Star People: A Lakota Story by S.D. Nelson (Standing Rock Sioux). Learn about the importance of the Morning Star design. Make a star design of your own to take home. Time Detail: 1:00 to 2:30. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Resource Center/Education Classroom, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration with Jarana Beat

One-Time Events Jarana Beat celebrates the little-known music and instruments of Mexico and presents a new interpretation that melds the contemporary with traditional roots. The percussive footwork of dancers dressed in traditional regalia, the rhythms of world music blending with the regional sounds of son jarocho from the Gulf Coast, son guerrerense from the Southern Pacific Coast, son huasteco from the Central & North-Eastern region, mexika from the Central, and norteña from the North, all converge into a vibrant and unique musical performance that will have you on your feet. El grupo Jarana Beat presenta una nueva interpretación de la música mexicana, en la que se fusionan lo contemporáneo con lo tradicional. El taconeo de sus bailarines vestidos con trajes típicos acompañará los sonidos regionales de todo el país. ¡Le aseguramos que usted también se pondrá a bailar! Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium/Atrio del Potomac. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Haudenosaunee Discovery Room

American Indian Museum NY Engage in informal conversation about the Haudenosaunee with Demelza Champagne (Turtle Mountain Chippewa). Haudenosaunee Room 10am - 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Screening Room. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Celebrating Haida Artists

American Indian Museum NY Through artist demonstrations, learn about the culture and history of Haida art. Demonstrating artists include: Lisa Hageman Yahgulanaas (Raven-Tail Weaver); Linda Schrack (Traditional Haida Button Blanket expert); Tiffany Vanderhoop and Tracy Auchter (Naaxin/Chilkat Weavers), and others. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Creative | Origin Tales of the Northwest Coast 2

American Indian Museum NY Box of Daylight 1990, 9 min. United States.  The Tlingit story of how Raven, always curious, inadvertently brings daylight to the world is performed by members of Juneau’s Naa Kahidi Theatre. Raven Tales: The Sea Wolf 2006, 23 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 3/13.  The First Man finds he has no skills as a fisherman and is unappreciated as an artist, so he calls out a mythical sea monster to help him. Raven Tales: Gone Fishing 2006, 24 min. Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwak’waka’wakw).  Produced for APTN, Episode 4/13.  When the villagers make a carving in Eagle’s likeness, Raven jealously devises a fishing contest for Eagle that he plans to win. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: The Screening Room. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, September 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

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 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 15, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:45 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 15, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

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 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 16, 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 16, 2014, 2:00 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 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

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 17, 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 17, 2014, 10:15 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 17, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 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 17, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

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

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. Link to event… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Shopping/Book Signing. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Level. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:15 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Asia Tail gives a 45 minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition, Infinity of Nations. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at the 2nd floor East visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Haudenosaunee Room

American Indian Museum NY Haudenosaunee Room 10 AM – 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 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.

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.

Haudenosaunee Discovery Room

American Indian Museum NY Engage in informal conversation about the Haudenosaunee with Demelza Champagne (Turtle Mountain Chippewa). Haudenosaunee Room 10am - 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Asia Tail gives a 45 minute free guided tour through the permanent exhibition, Infinity of Nations. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Meet at the 2nd floor East visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Haudenosaunee Room

American Indian Museum NY Haudenosaunee Room 10 AM – 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

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.

Haudenosaunee Discovery Room

American Indian Museum NY Engage in informal conversation about the Haudenosaunee with Demelza Champagne (Turtle Mountain Chippewa). Haudenosaunee Room 10am - 4:45 PM. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum New York. Event Location: Haudenosaunee Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 3rd level. Cost: Free Group Reservations required: Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM). Monday, September 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

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.

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.

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.