National Museum of the American Indian

Gabrielle Lee (Kanaka Maoli), the first Native Hawaiian cultural interpreter on the staff of the National Museum of the American Indian, in a small section of the New York Botanical Garden that features plants native to Hawai‘i. (Courtesy of Gabbi Lee)

Aloha Opens the Door to Learning

May 20th, 2020, 12:00PM
Maria Marable-Bunch, associate director for museum learning and programs of the National Museum of the American Indian, in the exhibition
Johns Hopkins University observed Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the first time in 2018. “The culture around Columbus and how Natives are viewed is slowly changing,” Indigenous Students at Hopkins (ISH) president Tyra Andrews said that day. “It’s really important, especially for the younger generations.” Organized by ISH and the university's Office of Multicultural Affairs, the commemoration included a campus powwow  and an evening presentation by Victoria O’Keefe (Cherokee and Seminole of Oklahoma), assistant professor in the Center for American Indian Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Photo courtesy of Tom Jefferson Jr.)

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Rethinking How We Celebrate American History

October 11th, 2019, 4:00PM
Children's books written by Native American authors or by non-Natives who have consulted with Native communities highlight the diversity of Native cultures throughout the Western Hemisphere. (All images courtesy of the publishers)