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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, March 3, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 3, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 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, March 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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, March 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 4, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 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, March 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children's Workshop

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Glittering World:Navajo jewelry of the Yazzi family.

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Loretta Shapiro for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzi family of Gallup,NM.Featuring over 300 contemporary jewelry examples,visitors are encouraged to push their understanding beyond silver,turquoise,and squash blossom necklaces.The exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historical context of art and commerce,illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression,and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Bootleggers, Bathtubs, and Speakeasies: Tales From Prohibition

One-Time Events Get a taste of the 1920s as you sip some iconic period cocktails (Orange Blossom, anyone?) and hear from two of the co-founders of the Museum of the American Cocktail how determined drinkers thumbed their noses at the killjoys who tried to turn America dry. View more details. Categories: After Five. Culinary Arts. Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: National Museum of the American Indian, Mitsitam Cafe, 4th St & Independence Ave SW, Metro: L'Enfant Plaza. Cost: Click here to view prices. Purchase Tickets: http://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2015FY-Trumba-calend&tmssource=208516&performanceNumber=230430. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:45 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 5, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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, March 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

At the Movies | WAPIKONI MOBILE AT 10

American Indian Museum NY Selected Short Works produced by Wapikoni Mobile.  65 min.total running time. Canada. This evening features a program of short works to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Wapikoni Mobile, a remarkable organization that provides young people in First Nations communities with production training and the chance to express themselves through visual and musical creations.  Founded in 2004 to take trainers and equipment to remote communities in Québec, it has since expanded to serve more than 3,000 young participants from 25 communities in Canada and eight other countries, who have directed more than 600 short films.  In honor of Women's History Month this special curated program will focus on women's issues. Discussion follows with filmmakers. Reservations are recommended. Categories: After Five. Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Auditorium. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 6, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 6, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, March 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 6, 2015, 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, March 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Friday, March 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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, March 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, March 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 7, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Native Women Artists: Creativity & Continuity

One-Time Events The theme for the 2015 Women’s History Month program is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.”  Meet unique Native women artists, and hear their stories as they discuss their explorations and journeys as indigenous artists while also demonstrating their artistry.  Demonstrators include designated National Treasures who received past National Heritage Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Bios: Delores Elizabeth Churchill (Haida), is a Northwest Coast master weaving of diverse traditional Haida arts. She has dedicated her life to passing her knowledge of weaving to others, so that it may continue for generations to come. Pat Courtney Gold (Warm Springs Wasco), is a Sally Bag weaver from Central Oregon. Dedicated to reviving this basketry art in her community, she weaves not only traditional Wasco designs but also incorporates designs referencing contemporary life. Ronni-Leigh Goeman (Onondaga), is a mixed media basket sculptor from the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois… Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meets on Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Woman I Am....Radmilla Cody

American Indian Museum NY Woman I Am.......Radmilla Cody is a Grammy nominated recording artist of traditional Diné songs and music, often performed in the Diné language. Ms. Cody, a survivor of domestic abuse, uses her personal experience to advocate strongly against the epidemic of violence against women. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 8, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Native Women Artists: Creativity & Continuity

One-Time Events The theme for the 2015 Women’s History Month program is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.”  Meet unique Native women artists, and hear their stories as they discuss their explorations and journeys as indigenous artists while also demonstrating their artistry.  Demonstrators include designated National Treasures who received past National Heritage Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Bios: Delores Elizabeth Churchill (Haida), is a Northwest Coast master weaving of diverse traditional Haida arts. She has dedicated her life to passing her knowledge of weaving to others, so that it may continue for generations to come. Pat Courtney Gold (Warm Springs Wasco), is a Sally Bag weaver from Central Oregon. Dedicated to reviving this basketry art in her community, she weaves not only traditional Wasco designs but also incorporates designs referencing contemporary life. Ronni-Leigh Goeman (Onondaga), is a mixed media basket sculptor from the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois… Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - HOK-NOTH-DA FOR FAMILIES

One-Time Events Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Meets on Level 4 Landing. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

CANCELED - Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

US Customs House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton US Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 9, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, March 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, March 9, 2015, 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, March 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, March 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, March 9, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 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, March 9, 2015, 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, March 10, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 10, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 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, March 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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, March 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 11, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 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, March 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children's Workshop

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Glittering World:Navajo jewelry of the Yazzi family.

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Loretta Shapiro for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzi family of Gallup,NM.Featuring over 300 contemporary jewelry examples,visitors are encouraged to push their understanding beyond silver,turquoise,and squash blossom necklaces.The exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historical context of art and commerce,illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression,and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 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, March 12, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 12, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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, March 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 13, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 13, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, March 13, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 13, 2015, 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, March 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Friday, March 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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, March 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, March 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 14, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Storybook Reading & Hands-On Activity

American Indian Museum NY Listen to Kumak’s Fish: A Tall Tale from the Far North by Michael Bania. Learn about snow goggles and replicate a pair for yourself to wear home. Photo credit: Cover of Kumak's Fish: A Tall Tale from the Far North by Michael Bania. Published by Alaska Northwest Books. ISBN-13: 978-0882405834. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Resource Center/Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 15, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

HOK-NOTH-DA FOR FAMILIES

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

US Customs House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton US Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 16, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Monday, March 16, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, March 16, 2015, 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, March 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, March 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Monday, March 16, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 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, March 16, 2015, 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, March 17, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 17, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 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, March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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, March 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 18, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Music with Irka Mateo/Música infantil con Irka Mateo

American Indian Museum NY Drop in with your toddlers (18months - 4 years) and learn about Taino culture through stories, song, movement and hands-on activities. First come, first served. For more information: (212) 514-3704. ________________________________________________________ Traiga a su niño (14 meses–3 años) para aprender sobre la cultura Taino del Caribe a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. Se aconseja inscribirse llamando al 212-514-3704. Toddler Music is generously supported by Con Edison. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor Education Classroom. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 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, March 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Children's Workshop

One-Time Events Join us for a hands-on children workshop and make something to take home with you.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about materials from throughout the Americas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert gives an in depth tour of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Glittering World:Navajo jewelry of the Yazzi family.

American Indian Museum NY Join museum ambassador Loretta Shapiro for an introduction to the story of Navajo jewelry through the lens of the gifted Yazzi family of Gallup,NM.Featuring over 300 contemporary jewelry examples,visitors are encouraged to push their understanding beyond silver,turquoise,and squash blossom necklaces.The exhibition places Navajo jewelry making within its historical context of art and commerce,illustrates its development as a form of cultural expression,and explores the meanings behind its symbolism. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Gallery tours. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:00 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, March 19, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 19, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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, March 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 20, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 20, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Friday, March 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 20, 2015, 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, March 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Friday, March 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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, March 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Hands-on Teaching Cart

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive program at one of our teaching carts.  Visitors can touch and handle objects while learning about topics important to different Native cultures.  Examples include: Cattail, bison, maize, boats, dolls, and more! This 5 -10 minute program repeats depending on demand. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Friday, March 20, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, March 20, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 21, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Film Screening: Yakona

One-Time Events (USA, 2014, 85 min.) Director: Paul Collins and Anlo Sepulveda Yakona, which means “rising water” in Coahuiltecan, is a visual cinematic journey through the crystal-clear waters of the San Marcos River in Texas and its headwaters at Spring Lake, one of the oldest inhabited areas in North America. Follow the river that has seen mastodons die on its banks, movements of the Native tribes of North America, Spanish explorers in search of the fountain of youth, and modern man as he builds dams, roads and bridges. Paul Collins was born and raised in Canada and for over fifteen years has drawn his inspiration from the raw beauty of nature. Collins has a BFA in Art and Design from Texas State University. Anlo Sepulveda has directed and produced numerous narrative and documentary films including Cuban Pipers, a short documentary about a Scottish bagpiper who travels through Cuba. Sepulveda’s first feature, Otis Under Sky, was an official selection at SXSW 2011. Presented in conjunction with the Environment… Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 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. The film, 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, March 22, 2015, 10:15 AM – 10:28 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

HOK-NOTH-DA FOR FAMILIES

One-Time Events Hok-noth-da, “Did you hear?” in the Shawnee language, is an interactive story program. People in all cultures have always told stories as a way to teach children. Families are invited to hear stories from different Native communities. Categories: Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Especially for Kids

American Indian Museum NY Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  The Screening Room, 2nd Floor Join us for screenings of live action shorts and animations. Program descriptions are available at the Information Desk and online at www.nmai.si.edu/calendar. Categories: Films. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

One-Time Events This 30 - 45 minute presentation provides an introduction to the museum’s background and history and a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Categories: Demonstrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Native Beats Music Room

One-Time Events Families are invited to explore Native music through drums, rattles and other percussion instruments. Categories: Kids & Families. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: imagiNATIONS Activity Center. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action

American Indian Museum NY Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action 2005, 90 min. United States. Roberta Grossman The inspiring story of five Native American activists who battle to protect Indian lands, fight the roolback of environmental laws, and ensure the cultural survival of their people: Gail Small (Northern Cheyenne), Evon Peter (Gwich'in), Mitchell and Rita Capitan (Navajo), and Barry Dana (Penobscot). Categories: Films. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Screening Room, Second Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

US Customs House tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45 minute in depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton US Customs House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.