November is National American Indian Heritage Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
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2023 Event Highlights

Online Workshop

November 4

Native Knowledge 360° and Teaching for Change Virtual Teach-In: Indigenous Education

Join the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Teaching for Change for a day of online conversation, curriculum highlights, and ideas exchange. The teach-in will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration required.

More information and how to register

(National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution)

Performance and Discussion

November 4

Artist Raven Chacon in Concert and Conversation

Artist Raven Chacon is joined by Joy Harjo, Candice Hopkins, Ange Loft, Laura Ortman, and Olivia Shortt to present selections from his work, For Zitkála-Šá. A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Chacon dedicated this portfolio of scores to contemporary Native American and First Nations women to celebrate their contributions to music. Concluding the event is a conversation with the five For Zitkála-Šá performers, moderated by Chacon.

(National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution)

Gallery Talk

November 4

“Kinship”: An Artist Talk with Anna Tsouhlarakis

Join us for an artist talk with Anna Tsouhlarakis where she will discuss her work in the “Kinship" exhibition and her performance "Portrait of an Indigenous Womxn [Removed]." Her work with sculpture, installation, video, and performance redefines the expectations of Native American art. The artist will discuss the message and impact of her works.
Free, but registration is required.

(National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)


November 9

Charly Lowry: Lumbee-Tuscarora Singer and Songwriter

Charly Lowry is a dynamic singer-songwriter from Pembroke, North Carolina. She is proud to be an Indigenous woman belonging to the Lumbee and Tuscarora Tribes.  She considers her work a platform for raising awareness around issues that plague underdeveloped and underserved Native communities.

(Library of Congress)

Ceremony and Family Activities

November 11

Honoring Native Veterans

Join us on Veterans Day 2023 to recognize and honor the military service of Native Americans. Events include family activities, a special presentation about the National Native American Veterans Memorial by the designer, Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma), and Curator Rebecca Trautmann, special hospitality for veterans, and a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial, preceded by the presentation of colors by the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society

(National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution)

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National Gallery of Art Library of Congress Smithsonian Institution National Archives United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Park Service National Endowment for the Humanities