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'He was a force': Attorney in Sioux Nation land claim passes on at age of 92
'He was a force': Attorney in Sioux Nation land claim passes on at age of 92 (August 5, 2019)

Arthur Lazarus Jr., an Indian law practitioner who represented the Sioux Nation in its Black Hills land claim, died on July 27, 2019.


NMAI News: Film festival showcases Indigenous voices from around the world
NMAI News: Film festival showcases Indigenous voices from around the world (July 15, 2019)

The 19th annual Native Cinema Showcase begins and ends with portraits of strong women.


Design selected for memorial to Native veterans in nation's capital
Design selected for memorial to Native veterans in nation's capital (June 26, 2018)

Harvey Pratt, a veteran of the Vietnam War, has been chosen to create the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.


Chinook Nation heads to court to battle federal government's 'genocide'
Chinook Nation heads to court to battle federal government's 'genocide' (May 8, 2018)

The tribe whose ancestors welcomed Lewis and Clark to the Northwest more than 200 years ago is still fighting for federal recognition.


Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments
Event focuses on symbols of White supremacy in mascots and monuments (March 1, 2018)

American Indians and African Americans have long dealt with the use of racist and stereotypical symbols.


Kevin Gover: Dispelling five myths about Native American history and culture
Kevin Gover: Dispelling five myths about Native American history and culture (November 22, 2017)

As the director of the National Museum of the American Indian, Kevin Gover gets a lot of questions about Native Americans.


Cronkite News: Indian Country cautious with a Republican in the White House
Cronkite News: Indian Country cautious with a Republican in the White House (January 24, 2017)

Tribal officials are taking a wait-and-see approach to the Trump administration, recognizing potential positives but also raising concerns about sovereignty and other issues.


National Museum of the American Indian displays unratified treaty in D.C.
National Museum of the American Indian displays unratified treaty in D.C. (September 20, 2016)

Treaty K, also known as the Treaty of Temecula, is going on public display for the first time in history.


NMAI seeks input from tribes about veterans memorial in DC
NMAI seeks input from tribes about veterans memorial in DC (July 22, 2016)

Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2018 and the memorial could be completed in time for Veterans Day in 2020.


Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France
Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France (May 25, 2016)

Tribal and federal officials called the planned sale of Indian remains and sacred objects at a French auction 'disrespectful and fundamentally wrong' and called for the return of the items.


Former leader of BIA reflects on historic 'Never Again' apology
Former leader of BIA reflects on historic 'Never Again' apology (November 19, 2015)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs apology is examined 15 years later at a Native American Heritage Month event in Washington, D.C.


NMAI raising $15M to build Indian veterans memorial in DC
NMAI raising $15M to build Indian veterans memorial in DC (November 11, 2015)

The memorial will be located on the NMAI's property on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.


DOI hosts opening event for Native American Heritage Month
DOI hosts opening event for Native American Heritage Month (November 10, 2015)

Raina Thiele, an Alaska Native woman who works at the White House, will deliver remarks.


Chinook Nation asks President Obama for federal recognition
Chinook Nation asks President Obama for federal recognition (October 30, 2015)

The tribe who welcomed Lewis and Clark to the Pacific Northwest has been ignored by the United States ever since.


NMAI director welcomes changes in Indian imagery in Peter Pan
NMAI director welcomes changes in Indian imagery in Peter Pan (December 4, 2014)

The live version airs on NBC tonight and features an actress with Native heritage.


Kevin Gover: Mascot fight exposes myths about Native people
Kevin Gover: Mascot fight exposes myths about Native people (October 30, 2014)

The director of the National Museum of the American Indian connects racist mascots with the limited knowledge most people have of Native people.


Opinion: Racist sports mascots preserve 'imaginary' Indians
Opinion: Racist sports mascots preserve 'imaginary' Indians (September 22, 2014)

The editorial page editor for The Washington Post, talks to Kevin Gover, the director of the National Museum of the American Indian, about racist sports mascots.


National Museum of the American Indian celebrates 10th birthday
National Museum of the American Indian celebrates 10th birthday (September 1, 2014)

Years of planning, fundraising and contributions from Indian Country led to NMAI's opening in September 2004, an affair that drew tens of thousands of indigenous people from across the Americas to the National Mall.


Kevin Gover: Stereotypes should not be celebrated in America
Kevin Gover: Stereotypes should not be celebrated in America (June 20, 2014)

Over twenty years ago, when the team trademark was first formally challenged, the National Museum of the American Indian was in its infancy.


NSA bestows highest honor on all Native American Code Talkers
NSA bestows highest honor on all Native American Code Talkers (April 7, 2014)

The National Security Agency will be presenting its highest honor to all Native American Code Talkers on Tuesday.


Kevin Gover: Teaching about Indian people in   whole new way
Kevin Gover: Teaching about Indian people in whole new way (September 23, 2013)

Kevin Gover, the director of the National Museum of the American Indian, is interviewed for the First Person feature in The Washington Post Magazine.


Kevin Gover: 'The Lone Ranger' doesn't deliver on big promise
Kevin Gover: 'The Lone Ranger' doesn't deliver on big promise (July 8, 2013)

Kevin Gover, the director of the National Museum of the American Indian, reviews The Lone Ranger.


NMAI's Indian mascot  symposium   tackles controversial topic
NMAI's Indian mascot symposium tackles controversial topic (February 7, 2013)

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. is hosting a symposium today on the controversial subject of Indian mascots. The highlight of "Racist Stereotypes and Cultural...


ICT interview with Kevin Gover on the perils of running the BIA
ICT interview with Kevin Gover on the perils of running the BIA (November 27, 2012)

"ICT: How does being head of the NMAI compare to having been the leader of the BIA? Are there any similarities? Kevin Gover: Almost none. Being the Assistant Secretary is...


NMAI in New York City set to reopen following Hurricane Sandy
NMAI in New York City set to reopen following Hurricane Sandy (November 13, 2012)

The National Museum of the American Indian in New York City will reopen tomorrow, more than two weeks after it closed due to Hurricane Sandy. The museum and its collection...


NMAI in New York City to remain closed after Hurricane Sandy
NMAI in New York City to remain closed after Hurricane Sandy (November 5, 2012)

The National Museum of the American Indian in New York City remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The museum and its collection escaped damage despite extensive flooding in...


Blog:  NMAI is working on a 'whole new look' for exhibits in  DC
Blog: NMAI is working on a 'whole new look' for exhibits in DC (February 17, 2012)

"If you’re especially enamored of, say, the beaded wool Klukwan Chilkat octopus bag displayed at the National Museum of the American Indian, you may want to visit it again before...


Kevin Gover: First Lady takes on   obesity among Indian youth
Kevin Gover: First Lady takes on obesity among Indian youth (June 8, 2011)

"Bad health remains a major concern for Indian communities throughout the United States. Historically poor access to health care, the absence of recreational opportunities, and bad diets lead to a...


Kevin Gover: NMAI strives to address myths  about Indians
Kevin Gover: NMAI strives to address myths about Indians (May 23, 2011)

"Congress established the National Museum of the American Indian in 1989, noting that the establishment of the museum within the Smithsonian would “give all Americans the opportunity to learn of...


Oneida Nation presents its  seventh  $1M donation to NMAI
Oneida Nation presents its seventh $1M donation to NMAI (May 12, 2011)

The Oneida Nation of New York presented its seventh $1 million donation to the National Museum of the American Indian on Wednesday. NMAI Director Kevin Gover visited the Oneida...