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EXHIBITIONS IN WASHINGTON, DC
Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake
Ongoing
Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World
Ongoing
Our Peoples: Giving Voice to Our Histories
Ongoing
Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities
Ongoing

EXHIBITIONS IN NEW YORK
ItuKiagâtta! Inuit Sculpture from the Collection of the TD Bank Financial Group
November 11, 2006–February 4, 2007
Beauty Surrounds Us
September 23, 2006–March 31, 2010
R.C. Gorman: Early Prints and Drawings, 1966–1974
September 16, 2006–January 28, 2007
Indigenous Motivations: Recent Acquisitions from the National Museum of the American Indian
July 22, 2006–June 10, 2007
Born of Clay: Ceramics from the National Museum of the American Indian
November 5, 2005–May 20, 2007



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2006
FILMS
SIGNATURE FILM: A Thousand Roads
October 15, 2006–October 20, 2006
11:30 am. & 1:30 p.m.
Daily
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Washington DC
Rasmuson Theater
(2005, 43 min.) U.S. Director: Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho). Writers: Scott Garen and Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/Creek). Produced by Barry Clark and Scott Garen for the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Executive Producer: W. Richard West, Jr. (Southern Cheyenne).
An emotionally engaging film, A Thousand Roads is a fictional work that illustrates the complexity and vibrancy of contemporary Native life by following the lives of four Native people living in New York City, Alaska, New Mexico, and Peru. Free. No tickets required. For ages 12 and up.
Film schedule subject to change.
PERFORMANCES
Yarina
Saturday, October 14, 2006
1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
New York
Rotunda
Through music and dance, the members of Yarina are dedicated to the preservation of indigenous Andean traditions.
FILMS
Daily Screening
October 2, 2006–October 27, 2006
1 pm, 3 pm and Thursdays at 5:30 pm
Daily
New York
The Screening Room, Second Floor
Hopiit (1984, 14 min.) Victor Masayesva, Jr. (Hopi) Impressionistic views from the Hopi Pueblos highlight changes in village life during the four seasons
Kiowa Cradleboard Maker: The Art and Tradition of Vanessa Jennings (30 min.) Director: Scott Swearingen and Sandy Rhoades. Indian people of many tribes celebrate and honor the birth of a child with a cradleboard. Vanessa Jennings, a Kiowa beadworker and cradleboard maker, carries on this tradition. Crafted from wood and rawhide, beautifully decorated, cradleboards link families and generations.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Paawats Family Activity Room
May 3, 2006–December 24, 2006
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Daily
Washington DC
Listening to Our Ancestors exhibition, Third Level
Visit the Paawats Family Activity Room, which is part of the Listening to Our Ancestors exhibition. Paawats means "bird's nest" or "place where learning takes place" in the language of the Nuu-chah-nulth people. In this part of the gallery, you can handle fishing tools, practice weaving, play a matching game, learn a story, and try lots of other fun activities!
Visit the Welcome Desk the day of your visit for more information.
FILMS
DAILY SCREENINGS: Celebrate Latin America
Turix/Dragonfly
October 15, 2006–October 20, 2006
10:30 am
Daily
Washington DC
Elmer and Mary Louis Rasmuson Theater, First Level
(2003, 33 min.) MEXICO. Director: Byrt Wammack. Producer: Ana Rosa Duarte (Maya). Produced by: Yoochel Kaaj. In the state of Yucatán, an eclectic, multilingual television magazine is being produced by workshops of Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec, Tzeltal, and Chol videomakers, in collaboration with other contributors.
Programs subject to change.
FILMS
Especially for Kids
October 2, 2006–October 31, 2006
10:30 am and 11:45 am
Daily
New York
The Screening Room, Second Floor
Paulina and the Condor (1995, 10 min.) Marisol Barragan. Bolivia. An animation tells the story of an Aymara girl of Bolivia who leaves her mountain home to live in the city.
Onenhakenra: White Seed (1984, 20 min.). U.S. Frank Semmens for the Akwesasne Museum. Mohawks of the Akwesasne Reservation talk about the role of corn in their culture and show the making of traditional corn soup and corn husk dolls.
Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun (2004, 23 min.) U.S./Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwakwaka'wakw). A computer animation based on a traditional tale from the North Pacific Coast brings to life the comic and creative interaction of Eagle, Frog, and Raven at the beginning of time—and how Raven brings daylight to the world
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
CULTUREFEST 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Battery Park (adjacent to the GGHC)
The museum is pleased to participate in this annual family-friendly celebration in adjacent Battery Park.
FILMS
SIGNATURE FILM: A Thousand Roads
October 15, 2006–October 20, 2006
11:30 am. & 1:30 p.m.
Daily
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Washington DC
Rasmuson Theater
(2005, 43 min.) U.S. Director: Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho). Writers: Scott Garen and Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/Creek). Produced by Barry Clark and Scott Garen for the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Executive Producer: W. Richard West, Jr. (Southern Cheyenne).
An emotionally engaging film, A Thousand Roads is a fictional work that illustrates the complexity and vibrancy of contemporary Native life by following the lives of four Native people living in New York City, Alaska, New Mexico, and Peru. Free. No tickets required. For ages 12 and up.
Film schedule subject to change.
FILMS
NATIVE FILM: Welcome Home
October 15, 2006–October 20, 2006
12:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Daily
Washington DC
Rasmuson Theater
(2005, 13 min.) U.S. In September 2004, thousands of Native peoples from throughout the Western Hemisphere and non-Native supporters gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian. Welcome Home captures the spirit and energy of the historic Native Nations Procession and other celebratory events.
Film schedule subject to change.
FILMS
DAILY SCREENINGS: Celebrate Latin America
La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead
October 15, 2006–October 20, 2006
3:30 pm
Daily
Washington DC
Rasmuson Theater
(1988, 50 min.) US. Director: Lourdes Portillo and Susana Muñoz. A visually rich documentary shot in Mexico and California explores the joyous and sad meanings of the Day of the Dead and its place in Mexican and Chicano heritage.
Programs subject to change.
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