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DC | Winter Blast: A Weekend of Indigenous Games

One-Time Events Games can be fun as well as teach important life skills. Jeremy Red Eagle (Sisseton Wahpeton) from the International Traditional Games Society, Julia Garcia (Aymara), and members of the Native Hawaiian school H¯alau O `Aulani share Indigenous games from the Great Plains, Bolivia, and Hawai`i. Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Location Icon: Washington, DC. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – Sunday, January 29, 2023, 4:30 PM.

NY | Winter Blast: A Day of Indigenous Games

One-Time Events Warm up on a cold winter’s day playing Native games from across the Western Hemisphere. Try your hand at Inuit yo-yo, ring and pin, Hawaiian chess, hoop throwing, and more. Image courtesy of Jeremy Red Eagle. Venue: American Indian Museum NY. Location Icon: New York, NY. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Saturday, January 28, 2023, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Native Cinema Showcase Screening: Encanto

One-Time Events Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift—from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.  (USA, 2021, 120 min.)  Directors: Byron Howard, Jared Bush, and Charise Castro Smith    Special support for Native Cinema Showcase is provided by the Walt Disney Company. . Venue: American Indian Museum NY. American Indian Museum DC. Location Icon: Washington, DC. New York, NY. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater (DC) and Auditorium (NY). Cost: Free. Saturday, February 11, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Guatemalan National Day of the Marimba Concert

One-Time Events The marimba is recognized by the Organization of American States as part of the cultural heritage of the Americas. Celebrate the National Day of the Marimba with performances by local groups including Marimba Maya Awal. Named Guatemala’s national instrument in 1978, the marimba is a symbol of Guatemalan national identity. Traditional marimba music serves as a link to Guatemalan culture for young Guatemalans living in the United States.    This program is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Guatemala. . Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Location Icon: Washington, DC. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 18, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

2023 Mother Tongue Film Festival: Coming Home

One-Time Events This winter, the Mother Tongue Film Festival returns in person to the National Mall! Between February 23–26, join us in Washington, DC, as we celebrate the power of language to connect us to home. Not in DC? Stay tuned for our #MotherTongue2023 virtual offerings! Learn more about the 2023 festival and our past programs: mothertongue.si.edu ------ The Mother Tongue Film Festival is a public program of Recovering Voices, a collaboration between Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and the Asian Pacific American Center. Event Location: Washington, DC. Cost: Free. Thursday, February 23, 2023 – Sunday, February 26, 2023.

Film Screening: Night Raiders

One-Time Events This winter, the Mother Tongue Film Festival returns in person to the National Mall. Between February 23–26, join us in Washington, DC, as we celebrate the power of language to connect us to home. This year the National Museum of the American Indian is presenting Night Raiders.  In a dystopian future in 2043, a military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in post-war North America. Children are considered property of the regime which trains them to fight. A desperate Cree woman (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers) joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a state children’s academy and get her daughter back. A parable about the experience of Indigenous peoples, Night Raiders is a female-driven sci-fi drama about resilience, courage, and love. Night Raiders Canada/New Zealand, 2021, 97 min.) Director: Danis Goulet (Cree/Métis) English, Cree with English subtitles. The Mother Tongue Film Festival is a public program of Recovering Voices, a collaboration between Smithsonian’s National Museum of… Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Location Icon: Washington, DC. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 26, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.