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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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 21, 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, October 21, 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, October 21, 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. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Exhibition Tour, For A Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw

American Indian Museum NY Join Museum Ambassador Hyea Lim Lim for a 45-60 minute tour of For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw.  This in-depth discussion will review the major themes of Poolaw's photography, and explore the cultural context of his work and the history of the individuals portrayed in the images. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Tour will be in West Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Events: Educators Open House (Oct 16), Horace Poolaw: A Discussion (Nov 22). Related Exhibition: For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Symposium—Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical and Aesthetic History, Chemistry, and Connoisseurship

One-Time Events Platinum and palladium prints are among the most highly valued photographs in today's art and history collections. The collections of the Smithsonian Institution, for example, include platinum prints for photographers’ finest portrayals of the lives of Native Americans. At this two-day symposium, presented in conjunction with the NMAI exhibition Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson, distinguished subject experts will present the results of collaborative research, focusing on the technical, chemical, and aesthetic history and practice of platinum photography. Symposium Registration Fee: $200 AIC members; $300 non-members; $120 students. Registrations will be processed in the order they are received. This symposium is hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian, with support from the National Gallery of Art, and made possible with grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Foundation of the American Institute for… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Level. Purchase Tickets: http://www.conservation-us.org/platinum. Related Exhibition: Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 8:00 AM – 5:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 22, 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 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. Wednesday, October 22, 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 2014, 2:30 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. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Symposium—Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical and Aesthetic History, Chemistry, and Connoisseurship

One-Time Events Platinum and palladium prints are among the most highly valued photographs in today's art and history collections. The collections of the Smithsonian Institution, for example, include platinum prints for photographers’ finest portrayals of the lives of Native Americans. At this two-day symposium, presented in conjunction with the NMAI exhibition Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson, distinguished subject experts will present the results of collaborative research, focusing on the technical, chemical, and aesthetic history and practice of platinum photography. Symposium Registration Fee: $200 AIC members; $300 non-members; $120 students. Registrations will be processed in the order they are received. This symposium is hosted by the National Museum of the American Indian, with support from the National Gallery of Art, and made possible with grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Foundation of the American Institute for… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Level. Purchase Tickets: http://www.conservation-us.org/platinum. Related Exhibition: Indelible: The Platinum Photographs of Larry McNeil and Will Wilson. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 8:00 AM – 5:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Native Dance with Nakotah LaRance

One-Time Events Join six-time world champion hoop dancer, Nakotah LaRance (Hopi Nation) as he dazzles audiences with his fancy footwork and fast moves as he dances and amazes visitors with his hoop dancing skills. Accompanied by his father, Steve LaRance (Hopi Nation/Ohkay Owingeh), singing and drumming. Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Webcasts & Webinars. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts/. Cost: Free. Continues: at 3 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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 23, 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 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

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

Native Dance with Nakotah LaRance

One-Time Events Join six-time world champion hoop dancer, Nakotah LaRance (Hopi Nation) as he dazzles audiences with his fancy footwork and fast moves as he performs the hoop dance. Accompanied by his father, Steve LaRance (Hopi/Ohkay Owingeh), drumming and singing. Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Webcasts & Webinars. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Webcast: http://www.nmai.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts/. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 3:45 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, October 24, 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 24, 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 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Larry McNeil and the Art of the Digital Age

One-Time Events Through the use of a camera phone and social media sites, artist Larry McNeil (Tlingit/Nisgaá) explores the art of everyday life as perceived by a contemporary indigenous photographer. Presenting hundreds of his own snapshots made around Washington, D.C. informed by his unique visual aesthetic, McNeil invites NMAI visitors—in person and virtually—to add their own commentary to his photographs and to upload their own snapshots to his Facebook and Instagram pages. Project page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/larry.mcneil Project page on Instagram: http://instagram.com/1_photographic Larry McNeil's detailed description of the event: http://bit.ly/mcneil-smartphone-art NB: If the project pages are down, come back a little later. Larry and others may be uploading their work. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Related Events: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Dseries%26seriesid%3D1174781#/?i=1. Related Exhibition: http://nmai.si.edu/indelible/?nmai_mobile=1. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

Will Wilson and his Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX)

One-Time Events On Saturday, art photographer Will Wilson creates tintype portraits of NMAI visitors with his old-fashioned view camera as part of his CIPX series. On Sunday, the portraits will be on display. Wilson’s series emphasizes the collaborative relationship between photographer and sitter, and so he encourages his collaborators to bring items of significance to their portrait sessions. As a gesture of reciprocity between photographer and sitter, he gives the sitter the unique tintype photograph as a gift in exchange for the right to create and use a high resolution scan of his or her image for his own artistic purposes. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Related Events: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Dseries%26seriesid%3D1174781#/?i=1. Related Exhibition: http://nmai.si.edu/indelible/?nmai_mobile=1. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:00 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 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, October 25, 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. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 25, 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, October 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Larry McNeil and the Art of the Digital Age

One-Time Events Through the use of a camera phone and social media sites, artist Larry McNeil (Tlingit/Nisgaá) explores the art of everyday life as perceived by a contemporary indigenous photographer. Presenting hundreds of his own snapshots made around Washington, D.C. informed by his unique visual aesthetic, McNeil invites NMAI visitors—in person and virtually—to add their own commentary to his photographs and to upload their own snapshots to his Facebook and Instagram pages. Project page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/larry.mcneil Project page on Instagram: http://instagram.com/1_photographic Larry McNeil's detailed description of the event: http://bit.ly/mcneil-smartphone-art NB: If the project pages are down, come back a little later. Larry and others may be uploading their work. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Related Events: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Dseries%26seriesid%3D1174781#/?i=1. Related Exhibition: http://nmai.si.edu/indelible/?nmai_mobile=1. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Will Wilson and his Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX)

One-Time Events On Saturday, Oct. 25, art photographer Will Wilson created tintype portraits of museum visitors with his old-fashioned view camera as part of his CIPX series. On Sunday, the portraits will be on display. Wilson’s series emphasizes the collaborative relationship between photographer and sitter, and so he encouraged his collaborators to bring items of significance to their portrait sessions. As a gesture of reciprocity between photographer and sitter, he gives the sitter the unique tintype photograph as a gift in exchange for the right to create and use a high resolution scan of his or her image for his own artistic purposes. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Related Events: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Dseries%26seriesid%3D1174781#/?i=1. Related Exhibition: http://nmai.si.edu/indelible/?nmai_mobile=1. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 4:00 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, October 26, 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, October 26, 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, October 26, 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, October 26, 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, October 26, 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, October 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Little Thunder 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Nance Ackerman, Alan Syliboy (Mi’kmaq) Red Ochre 2009, 3 min. Canada. d. Jerry Evans (Mi’kmaq) Mi’kmaq Baskets: The Tradition 2003, 24 min. Canada. d. Brian J. Francis (Mi’kmaq), Sam Grana In three films by Mi’kmaq directors, an animated legend about a stone canoe with a boy seeking his rite of passage and an original video about identity precede a documentary about the ancient and highly developed art of Mi'kmaq basketry. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, October 27, 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, October 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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. Monday, October 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Daily Screenings: On-Screen at NMAI

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

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings: Especially for Kids

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

Daily Screenings:On-Screen at NMAI

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

Highlights Tours

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join us for a tour which includes in-depth information about the museum’s history, landscape, building, galleries, and other points of interest. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium – Level 1. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

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

Lelawi Theater - Who We Are

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 120-seat circular theater offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: 4th Level. Cost: Free. Wednesday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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, October 29, 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, October 29, 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, October 29, 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. Wednesday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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, October 29, 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, October 29, 2014, 2:30 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. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. 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 Mayan underworld, the lord… Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Continues: through November 2, 2014. Saturday, November 1, 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 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.

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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater/Teatro Rasmuson. 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.

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 a person 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 are 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! • Watch as Ubaldo Sanchez (Maya-Mam) creates barriletes gigantes (giant Guatemalan kites). For a chance to make your own, the imagiNATIONS Activity Center offers workshops to make your own Barriletes. Tickets are required; see the imagNATIONS Activity Center staff the day of the program for information. • See an alfombra de aserrín (sawdust carpet) interpreting Xibalba, the Mayan underworld,… Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium, First Level. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 5:00 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 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. 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.

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 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. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. 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.

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.

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.