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Native Sounds Downtown concert featuring D'DAT

One-Time Events Jam out to the sounds of Albuquerque-based jazz ensemble D’DAT. Vocalist James Pakootas (Colville), award-winning trumpet player Delbert Anderson (Diné), drummer Nicholas Lucero, and bassist Mike McCluhan offer a funky fusion of jazz and hip hop. Image credit: Maurice Johnson. Venue: American Indian Museum NY. Location Icon: New York, NY. Event Location: Main Entrance (Rain location: Diker Pavillion). Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Keith BraveHeart Art Talk

One-Time Events Join contemporary artist Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota) as he discusses Oscar Howe and his influence on both his journey as an artist as well as his art, which draws strongly from his Lakota background. Sketch pads and pencils will be available for sketch-along opportunities let by Keith. Location Icon: New York, NY. Event Location: Dakota Modern exhibition. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Keith BraveHeart Art Talk

One-Time Events Join contemporary artist Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota) as he discusses Oscar Howe and his influence on both his journey as an artist as well as his art, which draws strongly from his Lakota background. Sketch pads and pencils will be available for sketch-along opportunities let by Keith. Location Icon: New York, NY. Event Location: Dakota Modern exhibition. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe. Thursday, June 9, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Keith BraveHeart Art Talk

One-Time Events Join contemporary artist Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota) as he discusses Oscar Howe and his influence on both his journey as an artist as well as his art, which draws strongly from his Lakota background. Sketch pads and pencils will be available for sketch-along opportunities let by Keith. Location Icon: New York, NY. Event Location: Dakota Modern exhibition. Cost: Free. Friday, June 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Keith BraveHeart Art Talk

One-Time Events Join contemporary artist Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota) as he discusses Oscar Howe and his influence on both his journey as an artist as well as his art, which draws strongly from his Lakota background. Sketch pads and pencils will be available for sketch-along opportunities let by Keith. Location Icon: New York, NY. Event Location: Dakota Modern exhibition. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe. Friday, June 10, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Oscar Howe Panel Discussion and Exhibit Talks

One-Time Events Join the curators of the New York museum’s newest exhibition, Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe, as they discuss one of the twentieth century’s most innovative Native American painters. Howe (1915–1983) committed his artistic career to the preservation, relevance, and ongoing expression of his Yanktonai Dakota culture.  Image: Umine Dance, 1958. Casein and gouache on paper, mounted to board, 18 x 22 in. Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.  Kathleen Ash-Milby, , Kathleen Ash-Milby is Curator of Native American Art at the Portland Art Museum. Her responsibilities include the research, documentation, exhibition, and care of both historic and contemporary collections. She is the curator of Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe, co-organized with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI). The exhibition is accompanied by a multi-authored catalogue, co-edited with Bill Anthes (2022). Previously as associate curator at NMAI in New York she organized numerous exhibitions including Transformer:… Venue: American Indian Museum NY. Location Icon: New York, NY. Event Location: Diker Pavilion and Dakota Modern Exhibit. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe. Thursday, June 23, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

At the Movies: Bootlegger

One-Time Events As part of The 9th Americas Film Festival New York, the National Museum of the American Indian is presenting Bootlegger. A conversation with director Caroline Monnet follows the film. Bootlegger (Canada, 2021, 81 min.)  Director: Caroline Monnet (Anishinaabe/French) English, French, Anishinaabemowin with English subtitles.  For Mature Audiences: Contains adult language and brief nudity. Mani (Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs), a master’s student, returns to the reserve in northern Quebec where she was raised. Resolved to reintegrate into her former community, she gets involved in a referendum debate on allowing the free sale of alcohol. Laura (Pascale Bussières), a bootlegger, pockets the profits she makes under the protection of the band council and her partner, Raymond (Jacques Newashish). Raymond is angry with Mani whom he holds responsible for the death of his daughter. Two radically opposed women divide the community into two fractions over the issue of alcohol in the community and come face-to-face with… Venue: American Indian Museum NY. Location Icon: New York, NY. Event Location: Auditorium. Cost: Free. Friday, June 24, 2022, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Tsimshian Celebration with totem’s carver David Boxley and the Git Hoan Dancers

One-Time Events Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the carving and installation of the Eagle and the Young Chief Totem Pole with the totem’s carver, David Boxley and the Git Hoan Dancers. Performances include stunning, hand-carved masks by Boxley, and colorful hand-made regalia emblazoned with symbols of Tsimshian culture. The performance includes a procession and storytelling through dances which tell the history of the Tsimshian First Nations. Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Location Icon: Washington, DC. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tsimshian Celebration with totem’s carver David Boxley and the Git Hoan Dancers

One-Time Events Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the carving and installation of the Eagle and the Young Chief Totem Pole with the totem’s carver, David Boxley and the Git Hoan Dancers. Performances include stunning, hand-carved masks by Boxley, and colorful hand-made regalia emblazoned with symbols of Tsimshian culture. The performance includes a procession and storytelling through dances which tell the history of the Tsimshian First Nations. Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Location Icon: Washington, DC. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tsimshian Celebration with totem’s carver David Boxley and the Git Hoan Dancers

One-Time Events Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the carving and installation of the Eagle and the Young Chief Totem Pole with the totem’s carver, David Boxley and the Git Hoan Dancers. Performances include stunning, hand-carved masks by Boxley, and colorful hand-made regalia emblazoned with symbols of Tsimshian culture. The performance includes a procession and storytelling through dances which tell the history of the Tsimshian First Nations. Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Location Icon: Washington, DC. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 10, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tsimshian Celebration with totem’s carver David Boxley and the Git Hoan Dancers

One-Time Events Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the carving and installation of the Eagle and the Young Chief Totem Pole with the totem’s carver, David Boxley and the Git Hoan Dancers. Performances include stunning, hand-carved masks by Boxley, and colorful hand-made regalia emblazoned with symbols of Tsimshian culture. The performance includes a procession and storytelling through dances which tell the history of the Tsimshian First Nations. Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Location Icon: Washington, DC. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Santa Fe Native Cinema Showcase 2022

One-Time Events The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. Communities across the globe are increasingly looking to the past to move forward. By embracing oral histories, knowledge, and ancestral lands, Indigenous peoples are creating films to better understand the past and imagine a new way of thinking for the future. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and Arctic.   Image courtesy of Best Friend Forever. Event Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cost: Free. Thursday, August 18, 2022 – Sunday, August 21, 2022.