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American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebrationFiled Under: National | Politics
American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebration (01/09)
Indian Country is finding plenty of ways to celebrate as the nation transitions to new leadership.
New chef brings Native perspective to popular Smithsonian eateryFiled Under: National
New chef brings Native perspective to popular Smithsonian eatery (01/02)
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 capitolFiled Under: National
Cronkite News: Navajo chef takes helm at NMAI in nation's capitol (11/30)
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 rightsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights (11/17)
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 workFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (11/15)
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 WashingtonFiled Under: National
All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington (11/11)
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 centerFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Pojoaque Pueblo showcases historic pottery at cultural center (10/19)
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.Filed Under: Law | National
National Museum of the American Indian displays unratified treaty in D.C. (09/20)
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 DCFiled Under: National
NMAI seeks input from tribes about veterans memorial in DC (07/22)
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 oppositionFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | World
Auction of tribal property goes ahead in France amid opposition (06/01)
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 FranceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France (05/25)
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 FranceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | World
Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France (05/24)
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 recognitionFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist gains national recognition (04/27)
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 collectorsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Ledger art enjoys renewed focus among museums and collectors (04/22)
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 memorialFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Plans underway for Native veterans memorial (04/14)
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 stormFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
NMAI in DC closes doors as East Coast prepares for major storm (01/22)
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 DCFiled Under: National
Former Sen. Campbell raises funds for veterans memorial in DC (12/08)
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 WashingtonFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
NMAI hosts annual Native Art Market in New York and Washington (12/04)
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' apologyFiled Under: National | Politics
Former leader of BIA reflects on historic 'Never Again' apology (11/19)
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 tableFiled Under: National
Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe brings Thanksgiving to the table (11/17)
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 DCFiled Under: National
NMAI raising $15M to build Indian veterans memorial in DC (11/11)
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 artFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: Kay WalkingStick connects to her heritage with art (11/09)
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 NMAIFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River woman's star quilt off to NMAI (07/13)
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 PeruFiled Under: National | World
Smithsonian festival to feature replica of sacred bridge in Peru (06/22)
Representatives of four Quechua communities will build the Q’eswachaka Bridge on the National Mall.
Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes head from Oklahoma to DCFiled Under: Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes head from Oklahoma to DC (06/12)
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 yearFiled Under: National | Sports
Onondaga Nation player earns top lacrosse award for 2nd year (05/29)
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 worksFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Designers take inspiration from Native cultures for new works (05/14)
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 DCFiled Under: Law | National
Muscogee Nation helps unveil 1790 treaty for NMAI exhibit in DC (03/17)
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 riceFiled Under: Health
Plate Lab: A healthy granola bar inspired by Red Lake Nation rice (03/13)
A recipe from the Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian.
Indian skateboarding exhibit travels to Umatilla Tribes museumFiled Under: Education | Sports
Indian skateboarding exhibit travels to Umatilla Tribes museum (03/05)
The Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is hosting 'Ramp It Up' from March 14 to May 25.
Steven Newcomb: NMAI should help expose bigotry in Indian lawFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: NMAI should help expose bigotry in Indian law (03/02)
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 peopleFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: Horace Poolaw exhibit captures 'love' of Indian people (01/09)
It’s an instant candidate for the long-term memory bank.
Meet Native America: Chairman Rudy Peone of the Spokane TribeFiled Under: National
Meet Native America: Chairman Rudy Peone of the Spokane Tribe (12/09)
The National Museum of the American Indian continues its Meet Native America series.
NMAI director welcomes changes in Indian imagery in Peter PanFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
NMAI director welcomes changes in Indian imagery in Peter Pan (12/04)
The live version airs on NBC tonight and features an actress with Native heritage.
Al Jazeera: NMAI highlights jewelry of talented Navajo familyFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Al Jazeera: NMAI highlights jewelry of talented Navajo family (11/28)
The 'Glittering World' exhibit features the works of the Yazzies.
New York tribes commemorate 220th anniversary of treatyFiled Under: Law | National
New York tribes commemorate 220th anniversary of treaty (11/12)
The treaty recognized the rights of Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga and Seneca nations.
Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Presidential Medal of FreedomFiled Under: National
Suzan Shown Harjo to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom (11/11)
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 peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Kevin Gover: Mascot fight exposes myths about Native people (10/30)
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 MassacreFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Event commemorates Sand Creek Massacre (10/28)
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 misunderstandingsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law
Review: NMAI treaties exhibit underscores misunderstandings (10/22)
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 lightFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: NMAI exhibit finally puts federal-tribal dealings to light (09/29)
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 USFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law
Review: NMAI treaties exhibit exposes historical tragedies in US (09/24)
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' IndiansFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Racist sports mascots preserve 'imaginary' Indians (09/22)
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 HillFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
NWIFC schedules briefing on 'Treaty Rights 101' on Capitol Hill (09/18)
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 exhibitFiled Under: Law | National
NMAI hosts symposium on treaties to coincide with new exhibit (09/16)
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 birthdayFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Arts & Entertainment | National | National
National Museum of the American Indian celebrates 10th birthday (09/01)
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 AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Kevin Gover: Stereotypes should not be celebrated in America (06/20)
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 NationFiled Under: National
Meet Native America: President Marshall Gover of Pawnee Nation (06/20)
NMAI continues series with Marshall R. Gover, the president of the Pawnee Nation.
Onondaga Nation brothers share highest college lacrosse honorFiled Under: National | Sports
Onondaga Nation brothers share highest college lacrosse honor (05/30)
Brothers are the first Native players to win the award and the first to share it.
Onondaga brothers selected as finalists for top lacrosse awardFiled Under: National | Sports
Onondaga brothers selected as finalists for top lacrosse award (05/22)
Miles Thompson and Lyle Thompson are headed to ceremony at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Meet Native America: Judi Gaiashkibos of Nebraska commissionFiled Under: National
Meet Native America: Judi Gaiashkibos of Nebraska commission (05/09)
The National Museum of the American Indian continues its Meet Native America series with Judi M. Gaiashkibos, the executive director of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs.
Meet Native America: Chairman Reno Franklin of Kashia BandFiled Under: Opinion
Meet Native America: Chairman Reno Franklin of Kashia Band (04/25)
The National Museum of the American Indian continues its Meet Native America series with Reno Keoni Franklin.
CNN Series: Best places to experience Native American cultureFiled Under: National
CNN Series: Best places to experience Native American culture (04/15)
As part of its Best of USA series, CNN names the Best places to experience Native American culture.
NSA bestows highest honor on all Native American Code TalkersFiled Under: National
NSA bestows highest honor on all Native American Code Talkers (04/07)
The National Security Agency will be presenting its highest honor to all Native American Code Talkers on Tuesday.
Onondaga players seen as top contenders for lacrosse awardFiled Under: Sports
Onondaga players seen as top contenders for lacrosse award (03/12)
Three young men from the Onondaga Nation of New York are seen as strong contenders for the Tewaaraton Award, the top honor in college lacrosse.
Obama signs bill for Native veterans memorial at NMAI in DCFiled Under: National | Politics
Obama signs bill for Native veterans memorial at NMAI in DC (12/27)
President Barack Obama signed H.R. 2319, the Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013, into law on Thursday.
House committee backs bill for Native veterans memorial in DCFiled Under: National | Politics
House committee backs bill for Native veterans memorial in DC (12/05)
The House Natural Resources Committee approved H.R. 2319, the Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013, by unanimous consent on Wednesday.
NMAI hosting Native Art Market in Washington  DC and New YorkFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
NMAI hosting Native Art Market in Washington DC and New York (12/04)
The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting its annual Native Art Market this weekend.
House committee sets markup on Native veterans memorial billFiled Under: National | Politics
House committee sets markup on Native veterans memorial bill (12/02)
The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a markup session on Wednesday.
Column: Not all Native Americans happy about ThanksgivingFiled Under: Opinion
Column: Not all Native Americans happy about Thanksgiving (11/26)
Washington Post columnist discusses how some Native Americans view Thanksgiving.

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