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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2021 Event Highlights

Online Discussion

November 1

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
To kick off Native American Heritage Month, Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate, joins Deb Haaland, the first Native American cabinet secretary, in a conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.

This event will premiere on YouTube

Gallery Talk

November 5

The Art of Looking
Sally Larsen's Miles and Miles, Chaw'se Acorn Grinding Rock, Miwok Indians, Amador County, California is the inspiration for this interactive conversation. Join us and share your observations, interpretations, questions, and ideas, and build on your own first impressions to broaden your understanding of this work of art.

(National Gallery of Art)

Webinar

November 10

Virtual Double Take: “Edson's Flag” Honoring Native Veterans
Join three experts from across the Smithsonian for a virtual conversation about the artwork Edson's Flag, a large wall tapestry by Marie Watt (Seneca). This artwork was created to honor veterans who served in the Air Force during World War II.

(Smithsonian American Art Museum)

Films, Online Events

November 12—18

Native Cinema Showcase
The Native Cinema Showcase is a celebration of the best in Native film, with focuses on Native people boldly asserting themselves through language, healing, building community, and a continued relationship with the land. This virtual event features a total of 47 films streaming online, with many programs available worldwide and on demand.

(National Museum of the American Indian)

Gallery Talk

November 19

The Art of Looking: Kay WalkingStick's il sogno del cortile (The Courtyard Dream)
Kay WalkingStick's il sogno del cortile (The Courtyard Dream) is the inspiration for this interactive conversation. Join us and share your observations, interpretations, questions, and ideas, and build on your own first impressions to broaden your understanding of this work of art.

(National Gallery of Art)

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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