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Cheyenne and Arapaho veteran lands big assignment in nation's capital
Cheyenne and Arapaho veteran lands big assignment in nation's capital (August 30, 2018)

Harvey Pratt and his design team -- his wife and son -- are creating the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.


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.


Bill John Baker: Celebrate our culture at annual Cherokee Days festival
Bill John Baker: Celebrate our culture at annual Cherokee Days festival (April 9, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians are again collaborating for the fifth annual Cherokee Days


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.


Cronkite News: Finalists share visions for Native veterans memorial
Cronkite News: Finalists share visions for Native veterans memorial (February 12, 2018)

The charge from National Native American Veterans Memorial officials was daunting: Design a memorial that honors the contributions of every tribe to every war fought for the U.S.


Native veterans memorial in nation's capital sees major progress
Native veterans memorial in nation's capital sees major progress (February 5, 2018)

A memorial to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiians is taking a major step forward in the nation's capital.


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.


Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz announces jewelry collaboration with Smithsonian
Pueblo artist Virgil Ortiz announces jewelry collaboration with Smithsonian (August 2, 2017)

Virgil Ortiz, an artist from Cochiti Pueblo, is debuting an ambitious new collection as part of a collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian.


Cafe at National Museum of American Indian panned in new review
Cafe at National Museum of American Indian panned in new review (May 4, 2017)

Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe is no longer the place to go on the National Mall, according to The Washington Post.


National Museum of American Indian expresses 'regret' for Native Nations Rise incident
National Museum of American Indian expresses 'regret' for Native Nations Rise incident (March 17, 2017)

A group of Native women were wrongly told to remove their jackets bearing the 'Mni Wiconi' (Water Is Life) message.


Elouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in Washington
Elouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in Washington (March 17, 2017)

The late Blackfeet Nation citizen was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.


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.


American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebration
American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebration (January 9, 2017)

Indian Country is finding plenty of ways to celebrate as the nation transitions to new leadership.


New chef brings Native perspective to popular Smithsonian eatery
New chef brings Native perspective to popular Smithsonian eatery (January 2, 2017)

Freddie Bitsoie, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is the first Native executive chief at the Mitsitam Café.


Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitol
Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitol (November 30, 2016)

Classic French, Italian and Japanese food are all highly regarded in the culinary community, but traditional Native American dishes?


Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights (November 17, 2016)

It's turning out to be a banner week for the Montana tribe despite uncertainty in the political climate.


Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (November 15, 2016)

Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.


All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington
All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington (November 11, 2016)

The 45 veterans are paying tribute to their fellow service members during a busy weekend in the nation's capital.


Pojoaque Pueblo showcases historic pottery at cultural center
Pojoaque Pueblo showcases historic pottery at cultural center (October 19, 2016)

A new exhibit is the result of an ongoing collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian.


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.


Auction of tribal property goes ahead in France amid opposition
Auction of tribal property goes ahead in France amid opposition (June 1, 2016)

A sacred shield was pulled from the sale after Acoma Pueblo disclosed that it had been stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.


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.


Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France
Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France (May 24, 2016)

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is hosting an emergency meeting to discuss the May 30 auction.


Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist gains national recognition
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist gains national recognition (April 27, 2016)

One Lakota artist is beginning to reap the benefits of over twenty years of work having landed the cover of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Magazine.


Ledger art enjoys renewed focus among museums and collectors
Ledger art enjoys renewed focus among museums and collectors (April 22, 2016)

Collectors, academics and museums are trying to ensure Indian ledger art from the 1800s can be appreciated in its original format.


Native Sun News: Plans underway for Native veterans memorial
Native Sun News: Plans underway for Native veterans memorial (April 14, 2016)

In December 2013, the U.S. Congress authorized the establishment of the National Native American Veterans’ Memorial on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.


NMAI in DC closes doors as East Coast prepares for major storm
NMAI in DC closes doors as East Coast prepares for major storm (January 22, 2016)

The museum in the nation's capital will remain closed over the weekend while the Thunderbird Social at the facility in New York City has been postponed.


Former Sen. Campbell raises funds for veterans memorial in DC
Former Sen. Campbell raises funds for veterans memorial in DC (December 8, 2015)

The Korean War veteran is one of the co-chairs of the advisory committee for the memorial that will be located at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.


NMAI hosts annual Native Art Market in New York and Washington
NMAI hosts annual Native Art Market in New York and Washington (December 4, 2015)

More than 70 jewelers, potters, painters and other Native artists are showcasing their works in Washington, D.C., and in New York City.


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.


Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe brings Thanksgiving to the table
Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe brings Thanksgiving to the table (November 17, 2015)

The eatery at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., features items like wild elk stew, smoked bison and pumpkin pie.


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.


Review: Kay WalkingStick connects to her heritage with art
Review: Kay WalkingStick connects to her heritage with art (November 9, 2015)

One hopes there was a long and complicated discussion about the placement of the first painting that greets visitors at the entrance of the Kay WalkingStick exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian.


Native Sun News: Cheyenne River woman's star quilt off to NMAI
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River woman's star quilt off to NMAI (July 13, 2015)

She was just 12 years old when she made her first star quilt. Now at 28, one of her beautifully handcrafted signature star quilts will grace the walls of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Indian.


Smithsonian festival to feature replica of sacred bridge in Peru
Smithsonian festival to feature replica of sacred bridge in Peru (June 22, 2015)

Representatives of four Quechua communities will build the Q’eswachaka Bridge on the National Mall.


Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes head from Oklahoma to DC
Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes head from Oklahoma to DC (June 12, 2015)

All three Shawnee tribes from Oklahoma are coming together at the National Museum of the American Indian for the first time to share their culture, language and history.


Onondaga Nation player earns top lacrosse award for 2nd year
Onondaga Nation player earns top lacrosse award for 2nd year (May 29, 2015)

Lyle Thompson, a senior at SUNY Albany, is the first men's player to win the Tewaaraton Award in consecutive years.


Designers take inspiration from Native cultures for new works
Designers take inspiration from Native cultures for new works (May 14, 2015)

Pamela Love cites the late Hopi designer Charles Loloma as an influence while other designers appear to take on a more generic Native tone.


Muscogee Nation helps unveil 1790 treaty for NMAI exhibit in DC
Muscogee Nation helps unveil 1790 treaty for NMAI exhibit in DC (March 17, 2015)

The treaty, on loan from the National Archives, has never been displayed in public until now.


Plate Lab: A healthy granola bar inspired by Red Lake Nation rice
Plate Lab: A healthy granola bar inspired by Red Lake Nation rice (March 13, 2015)

A recipe from the Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian.


Indian skateboarding exhibit travels to Umatilla Tribes museum
Indian skateboarding exhibit travels to Umatilla Tribes museum (March 5, 2015)

The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is hosting 'Ramp It Up' from March 14 to May 25.


Steven Newcomb: NMAI should help expose bigotry in Indian law
Steven Newcomb: NMAI should help expose bigotry in Indian law (March 2, 2015)

Why are treaties with Indian nations not classified in the same manner as U.S. treaties with countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Spain?


Review: Horace Poolaw exhibit captures 'love' of Indian people
Review: Horace Poolaw exhibit captures 'love' of Indian people (January 9, 2015)

It’s an instant candidate for the long-term memory bank.


Meet Native America: Chairman Rudy Peone of the Spokane Tribe
Meet Native America: Chairman Rudy Peone of the Spokane Tribe (December 9, 2014)

The National Museum of the American Indian continues its Meet Native America series.


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.


Al Jazeera: NMAI highlights jewelry of talented Navajo family
Al Jazeera: NMAI highlights jewelry of talented Navajo family (November 28, 2014)

The 'Glittering World' exhibit features the works of the Yazzies.


New York tribes commemorate 220th anniversary of treaty
New York tribes commemorate 220th anniversary of treaty (November 12, 2014)

The treaty recognized the rights of Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga and Seneca nations.


Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom (November 11, 2014)

The activist has been at the forefront of major pieces of Indian legislation and is well known for her fight against racist mascots.


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.


Native Sun News: Event commemorates Sand Creek Massacre
Native Sun News: Event commemorates Sand Creek Massacre (October 28, 2014)

Jointly sponsored by the National Park Service and the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, the event commemorated the Sand Creek Massacre that occurred on November 29, 1864.


Review: NMAI treaties exhibit underscores misunderstandings
Review: NMAI treaties exhibit underscores misunderstandings (October 22, 2014)

A review of Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, a new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian.


Opinion: NMAI exhibit finally puts federal-tribal dealings to light
Opinion: NMAI exhibit finally puts federal-tribal dealings to light (September 29, 2014)

Writer says the National Museum of the American Indian is finally exploring the federal government's relationship with tribes as part of a new exhibit.


Review: NMAI treaties exhibit exposes historical tragedies in US
Review: NMAI treaties exhibit exposes historical tragedies in US (September 24, 2014)

A review of Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, a new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian.


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.


NWIFC schedules briefing on 'Treaty Rights 101' on Capitol Hill
NWIFC schedules briefing on 'Treaty Rights 101' on Capitol Hill (September 18, 2014)

The educational session comes amid a renewed focus on treaty rights in the nation's capital.


NMAI hosts symposium on treaties to coincide with new exhibit
NMAI hosts symposium on treaties to coincide with new exhibit (September 16, 2014)

The agenda includes Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, activist Suzan Shown Harjo and journalist Mark Trahant.


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.


Meet Native America: President Marshall Gover of Pawnee Nation
Meet Native America: President Marshall Gover of Pawnee Nation (June 20, 2014)

NMAI continues series with Marshall R. Gover, the president of the Pawnee Nation.