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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

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

Papel Picado Workshop

American Indian Museum NY Learn about the art of papel picado, intricately-cut tissue paper that adorns many homes and altars during Day of the Dead celebrations. Make your own papel picado! Carrie Gonzalez (Mixtec) leads this workshop and shares personal stories from her own family celebrations. For ages 8 and up. Click the link below to register for one of four workshops on Oct. 30 at 2, 3, 4, or 5 PM. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies; see Welcome Desk for more information. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Papel Picado Workshop

American Indian Museum NY Learn about the art of papel picado, intricately-cut tissue paper that adorns many homes and altars during Day of the Dead celebrations. Make your own papel picado! Carrie Gonzalez (Mixtec) leads this workshop and shares personal stories from her own family celebrations. For ages 8 and up. Click the link below to register for one of four workshops on Oct. 30 at 2, 3, 4, or 5 PM. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Papel Picado Workshop

American Indian Museum NY Learn about the art of papel picado, intricately-cut tissue paper that adorns many homes and altars during Day of the Dead celebrations. Make your own papel picado! Carrie Gonzalez (Mixtec) leads this workshop and shares personal stories from her own family celebrations. For ages 8 and up. Click the link below to register for one of four workshops on Oct. 30 at 2, 3, 4, or 5 PM. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Papel Picado Workshop

American Indian Museum NY Learn about the art of papel picado, intricately-cut tissue paper that adorns many homes and altars during Day of the Dead celebrations. Make your own papel picado! Carrie Gonzalez (Mixtec) leads this workshop and shares personal stories from her own family celebrations. For ages 8 and up. Click the link below to register for one of four workshops on Oct. 30 at 2, 3, 4, or 5 PM. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

AT THE MOVIES: Rhymes for Young Ghouls

American Indian Museum NY New York premiere.  For mature audiences. Cast: Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs (Mohawk), Glen Gould (Mi’gMaq), Arthur Holden, Mark Antony Krupa, Brandon Oakes (Mohawk), Katie Nolan and Roseanne Supernault (Métis). Set on the fictional Red Crow Mi'gMaq reservation in 1976, every Indian child under the age of eighteen must attend residential school, run by Popper (Mark Antony Krupa), a sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. Fifteen-year-old Aila (Kawennahere Devery Jacobs) begins dealing drugs with her Uncle Burner (Brandon Oakes) to pay Popper off to keep her out of residential school. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph (Glen Gould) returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila’s world is destroyed.  This award-winning debut feature from director Jeff Barnaby is a thrilling, hard-hitting depiction of revenge and family loyalty. Discussion to follow with director Jeff Barnaby (Mi’gMaq) and actress Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs (Mohawk). Seating is available on a first-come,… Categories: After Five. Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Auditorium. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit www.montereymedia.com.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 31, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, October 31, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 31, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

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

Gallery Talk

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 31, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration

One-Time Events The Journey to Mictlán The Aztecs believed that when someone left this world, their spirit would start a four-year journey that would take them through the nine levels prior to reaching their final destination, Mictlán - the resting place of the departed. The Maya followed a similar journey until they reached Xibalba, the Mayan Underworld. Join the museum in a creative exploration of the nine levels of Mictlán. The levels will be revealed though traditional and contemporary ofrendas, papel picado, traditional dances, music, food, giant kites, hands-on activities and more. See if you can match the artist to the level! 10:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Barriletes Gigantes (Giant Guatemalan kites). Ubaldo Sanchez (Maya-Mam) Potomac —Level 1 Demonstration 10:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Traditional Oaxacan ofrenda and listen to flute music for the Underworld Ernesto I. Hernandez Olmos. Potomac —Level 1 Demonstration 10:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Contempory ofrenda featuring the deities of the Azteca underworld, the lord… Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Webcasts & Webinars. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Continues: through November 2, 2014. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

American Indian Museum NY This annual celebration of Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead includes dance performances, a community ofrenda, and hands-on activities. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY This 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations by Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg will give visitors a deeper understanding of the historic figures and the communities behind the objects displayed in the exhibition. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 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. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Sandra Cisneros on Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

One-Time Events Author and artist Sandra Cisneros discusses A Room of Her Own, a Day of the Dead-inspired installation opening October 31 at the National Museum of American History. She will sign books following the presentation. La escritora y artista Sandra Cisneros hablará sobre su obra A Room of Her Own, una instalación inspirada en el Día de los Muertos, durante la inauguración del 1 de noviembre en el Museo Nacional de Historia Americana. Luego de la presentación firmará autógrafos de sus libros. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Shopping/Book Signing. Webcasts & Webinars. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater/Teatro Rasmuson. Webcast: http://americanindian.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: A Room of Her Own: My Mother's Altar. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Highlights Tours

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY This 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations by Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg will give visitors a deeper understanding of the historic figures and the communities behind the objects displayed in the exhibition. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 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. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Dinner and a Movie: Rhymes for Young Ghouls

One-Time Events FOR MATURE AUDIENCES. Cast: Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs (Mohawk), Glen Gould (Mi’gMaq), Arthur Holden, Mark Antony Krupa, Brandon Oakes (Mohawk), Katie Nolan and Roseanne Supernault (Métis). Set on the fictional Red Crow Mi'gMaq reservation in 1976, every Indian child under the age of eighteen must attend residential school, run by Popper (Mark Antony Krupa), a sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. Fifteen-year-old Aila (Kawennahere Devery Jacobs) begins dealing drugs with her Uncle Burner (Brandon Oakes) to pay Popper off to keep her out of residential school. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph (Glen Gould) returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila’s world is destroyed.  This award-winning debut feature from director Jeff Barnaby is a thrilling hard-hitting depiction of revenge and family loyalty. Discussion to follow with the director, Jeff Barnaby.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe will be open at… Categories: After Five. Films. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 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. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration

One-Time Events The Journey to Mictlán The Aztecs believed that when someone left this world, their spirit would start a four-year journey that would take them through the nine levels prior to reaching their final destination, Mictlán - the resting place of the departed. The Maya followed a similar journey until they reached Xibalba, the Mayan Underworld. Join the museum in a creative exploration of the nine levels of Mictlán. The levels will be revealed though traditional and contemporary ofrendas, papel picado, traditional dances, music, food, giant kites, hands-on activities and more. See if you can match the artist to the level! 10:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Barriletes Gigantes (Giant Guatemalan kites). Ubaldo Sanchez (Maya-Mam) Potomac —Level 1 Demonstration 10:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Traditional Oaxacan ofrenda and listen to flute music for the Underworld Ernesto I. Hernandez Olmos. Potomac —Level 1 Demonstration 10:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Contempory ofrenda featuring the deities of the Azteca underworld, the lord… Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

CANCELED - Hok-Noth-Da for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Children's Workshop

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center – Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, November 3, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, November 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. Tuesday, November 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. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

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

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Native Pride Dancers

One-Time Events Two-time World Champion fancy dancer, Larry Yazzie (Sac and Fox) directs the Native Pride Dancers in a dance presentation that celebrates the spirit and beauty of indigenous people of North America. Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Webcasts & Webinars. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Continues: at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: Kennedyc@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Native Pride Dancers

One-Time Events Two-time World Champion fancy dancer, Larry Yazzie (Sac & Fox) directs the Native Pride Dancers in a dance presentation that celebrates the spirit and beauty of indigenous people of North America. Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Webcasts & Webinars. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/webcasts. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a hands-on experience about Native cultures. Programs may include stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart. Visit the Welcome Desk on the first level for more information. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 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. Thursday, November 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. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Highlights Tours

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

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies; see Welcome Desk for more information. Cost: FREE. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, November 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. Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, November 7, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

Cultural Presentation

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

Gallery Talk

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Friday, November 7, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY This 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations by Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg will give visitors a deeper understanding of the historic figures and the communities behind the objects displayed in the exhibition. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 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. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Native Pride Dancers

American Indian Museum NY Two-time World Champion Fancy Dancer, Larry Yazzie (Sac and Fox) directs the Native Pride Dancers in a dance presentation that celebrates the spirit and beauty of indigenous peoples of North America. Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: Free. Continues: at 3 PM. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

CANCELED - Storybook Reading & Hands-On Activity

American Indian Museum NY Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Resource Center/Education Classroom, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY This 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations by Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg will give visitors a deeper understanding of the historic figures and the communities behind the objects displayed in the exhibition. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 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. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Pride Dancers

American Indian Museum NY Two-time World Champion Fancy Dancer, Larry Yazzie (Sac and Fox) directs the Native Pride Dancers in a dance presentation that celebrates the spirit and beauty of indigenous peoples of North America. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Rotunda. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 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. Sunday, November 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. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Hok-Noth-Da for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children's Workshop

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center – Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, November 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, November 10, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, November 10, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, November 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. Tuesday, November 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. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 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. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian.  The tour will focus on masks and transformational objects, from throughout the Americas. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, November 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 Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Family Program

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a hands-on experience about Native cultures. Programs may include stories, discovery boxes, family tours, or a teaching cart. Visit the Welcome Desk on the first level for more information. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

National Museum of the American Indian New York's 20th Anniversary Gala

One-Time Events The National Museum of the American Indian New York's 20th Anniversary Gala celebrates two decades of the National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan and honors our Visionary Founders.  The 20th Anniversary Gala includes an opening preview of the exhibition, Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family, featuring 300 stunning pieces created by this celebrated family of master jewelry designers, along with historical selections from the NMAI permanent collection. Categories: After Five. Celebrations. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Cocktails in the Rotunda followed by Dinner in the Diker Pavilion for Native Arts & Cultures. Cost: Tickets begin at $1,000.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please contact Lucia DeRespinis at (212) 514-3828 or derespinisl@si.edu for more information. Related Exhibition: Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family. Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 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. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Location varies; see Welcome Desk for more information. Cost: FREE. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: After Five. Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Glittering World Panel Discussion

American Indian Museum NY Fete the opening of Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family.  A panel discussion with Lee, Raymond, and Mary Marie Yazzie, moderated by Lois Sherr Dubin will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Diker Pavilion.  The panel will be followed by a reception and book-signing in the Rotunda.  The discussion will give insight into the personal craft and contemporary aesthetics of the Yazzie Family, while highlighting Navajo cultural values and jewelry-making traditions that contextualize their work. To RSVP to the reception, email NYRSVP@si.edu or call 212-514-3750. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion, Rotunda, and East Gallery. Related Exhibition: Glittering World. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:30 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, November 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. Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Mvskoke Etvlwv: Muscogee Creek Festival

One-Time Events The Muscogee (Creek) Nation will celebrate its tribal history, heritage and culture with three days of performances, an art market and demonstrations. Highlights include the play, “The Dawes Commission,” set in 1904, the story focuses on a Muscogee family who is visited by an agent from the Dawes Commission. The agent’s orders are to persuade the Creeks to accept allotment. The play is in Muscogee with English subtitles. Activities and demonstrations include stomp dancing, singers, hands-on activities for kids and families along with booths showcasing jewelry, traditional recipes and more. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Co-sponsor: Muscogee Creek Nation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, Nov. 16. Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, November 14, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, November 14, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Waddell Trading Trunk Show

American Indian Museum NY Waddell Trading, led by Gene Waddell, represents top Native artists from the Southwest, including members of the Yazzie family. Navajo and other cutting-edge American Indian jewelry will be available for purchase from knowledgeable dealers. Categories: Shopping/Book Signing. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: East Gallery. Cost: FREE. Friday, November 14, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, November 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, November 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, November 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Gallery Talk

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 30 minute presentation will introduce visitors to the museum’s history and collection and will highlight one of the museum’s main exhibition galleries. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Friday, November 14, 2014, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, November 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. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Mvskoke Etvlwv: Muscogee Creek Festival

One-Time Events The Muscogee (Creek) Nation will celebrate its tribal history, heritage and culture with three days of performances, an art market and demonstrations. Highlights include the play, “The Dawes Commission,” set in 1904, the story focuses on a Muscogee family who is visited by an agent from the Dawes Commission. The agent’s orders are to persuade the Creeks to accept allotment. The play is in Muscogee with English subtitles. Activities and demonstrations include stomp dancing, singers, hands-on activities for kids and families along with booths showcasing jewelry, traditional recipes and more. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Films. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Co-sponsor: Muscogee Creek Nation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Continues: through Sunday, Nov. 16. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

Ongoing Tours & Activities Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Waddell Trading Trunk Show

American Indian Museum NY Waddell Trading, led by Gene Waddell, represents top Native artists from the Southwest, including members of the Yazzie family. Navajo and other cutting-edge American Indian jewelry will be available for purchase from knowledgeable dealers. Categories: Shopping/Book Signing. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: East Gallery. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY This 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations by Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg will give visitors a deeper understanding of the historic figures and the communities behind the objects displayed in the exhibition. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 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. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Meet the Artists with Lee, Raymond and Mary Marie Yazzie

American Indian Museum NY Interact with three of the artists featured in Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family and learn about their jewelry-making techniques, sources of artistic inspiration and cultural heritage. Photo Credit: © Kiyoshi Togashi. Time Detail: Three sessions: 1 p.m. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor. Cost: FREE. Related Exhibition: Glittering World. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY This 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations by Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg will give visitors a deeper understanding of the historic figures and the communities behind the objects displayed in the exhibition. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 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. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Dinner & A Movie: This May Be the Last Time

One-Time Events 2014, 90 mins. USA. The film narrates that when in 1962 Pete Harjo mysteriously went missing after his car crashed on a rural bridge in Sasakwa, Okla. Members of the Seminole Indian community searched for him while singing songs of faith and hope that had been passed on for generations.This film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January 2014. A discussion with follow with director Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Creek). Categories: After Five. Films. Lectures & Discussions. Co-sponsor: Muscogee Creek Nation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 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. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Mvskoke Etvlwv: Muscogee Creek Festival

One-Time Events The Muscogee (Creek) Nation will celebrate its tribal history, heritage and culture with three days of performances, an art market and demonstrations. Highlights include the play, “The Dawes Commission,” set in 1904, the story focuses on a Muscogee family who is visited by an agent from the Dawes Commission. The agent’s orders are to persuade the Creeks to accept allotment. The play is in Muscogee with English subtitles. Activities and demonstrations include stomp dancing, singers, hands-on activities for kids and families along with booths showcasing jewelry, traditional recipes and more.  Encore screening:   This May Be the Last Time 4 p.m. Rasmuson Theater 2014, 90 mins. USA. The film narrates that when in 1962 Pete Harjo mysteriously went missing after his car crashed on a rural bridge in Sasakwa, Okla. Members of Seminole Indian community searched for him while singing songs of faith and hope that had been passed on for generations. Categories: Celebrations. Culinary Arts. Demonstrations. Films. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Shopping/Book Signing. Co-sponsor: Muscogee Creek Nation. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum-wide. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Hok-Noth-Da for Families

Ongoing Tours & Activities Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center—Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children's Workshop

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center – Level 3. Cost: FREE. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 16, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, November 17, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, November 17, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, November 17, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, November 17, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

American Indian Museum NY Kinaaldá: Navajo Rite of Passage 2000, 56 min. United States. d. Lena Carr (Navajo) with co-producer Aaron Carr (Navajo) A Navajo filmmaker turns the camera on her own family as she documents the kinaaldá or coming of age ceremony, of her niece. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, November 17, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations exhibition tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, November 17, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.