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IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas
November 10, 2009–May 23, 2010
Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort
October 16, 2009–August 8, 2010
Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America
June 12, 2009–November 1, 2009
Comic Art Indigène
March 6, 2009–May 31, 2009
A Century Ago: They Came as Sovereign Leaders
January 14, 2009–February 18, 2009
Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian
November 1, 2008–August 16, 2009
Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for Children
October 3, 2008–January 4, 2009
Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake
Our Universes: Traditional Knowledge Shapes Our World
Our Peoples: Giving Voice to Our Histories
Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities

A Song for the Horse Nation
November 14, 2009–March 7, 2011
Andrea Carlson
June 13, 2009–January 10, 2010
Annie Pootoogook
June 13, 2009–January 10, 2010
Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian
November 1, 2008–May 17, 2009
Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women's Dresses
September 26, 2008–September 13, 2009
Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World
June 7, 2008–September 21, 2008
James Luna: Emendatio
March 1, 2008–April 20, 2008
Norval Morrisseau: Shaman Artist
Organized and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada
October 20, 2007–January 20, 2008
Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast
September 12, 2007–July 20, 2008
Off the Map: Landscape in the Native Imagination
March 3, 2007–September 3, 2007
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

El Gueguense
Saturday, October 21, 2006
1 and 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
1 and 4 p.m.
Washington DC
Rasmuson Theater
El Gueguense, performed by Ballet Folklorico Nicaraguense, is one of the oldest indigenous theatrical/dance works of the Western Hemisphere, written in the 16th century in the Nahuatl and Spanish languages. It symbolizes resistance to the Spanish culture imposed on the indigenous. In 2005, UNESCO declared El Gueguense a patrimony of humanity. This is an extraordinary acknowledgement of Nicaragua's indigenous people. The government of Nicaragua is promoting El Gueguense to preserve its indigenous heritage.
This performance is part of the 2006 Nicaraguan Cultural Series, which is being hosted by the Nicaragua Tourism Board. Additional tour sponsorship provided by American Airlines, Gran Pacifica and Seminole Plaza Hotel, Managua. Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Nicaragua and Nicaragua Tourism Board.
Daily Screening
October 2, 2006–October 27, 2006
1 pm, 3 pm and Thursdays at 5:30 pm
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.
Paawats Family Activity Room
May 3, 2006–December 24, 2006
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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.
Especially for Kids
October 2, 2006–October 31, 2006
10:30 am and 11:45 am
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
Traditional Tsimshian Stories
Sampson Bryant, with Dawn Yeomans and Marilyn Bryant
Friday, October 20, 2006
10:30 a.m. (school groups only) & 12 noon
Saturday, October 21, 2006
11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Washington DC
Rasmuson Theater
Saturday 11 a.m. program ONLY: Room 4018-19, Fourth level
"Storytelling is the traditional way our people pass down their family history."

As a child growing up, Sampson Bryant heard hundreds of Tsimshian stories told by his mother and father. While telling these stories, they would describe what masks and dances went with each story. Now a master carver, dancer, and storyteller, Sampson is active in training young people in the cultural traditions of the Ts'msyen Nation, British Columbia. 45 minutes.
Presented in conjunction with "Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life along the North Pacific Coast"
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