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K–12 Distance Learning Programs

Bring the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian to your classroom! Learn about the rich, complex, and dynamic histories and cultures of Indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere from anywhere with our new distance learning programs.

Virtual Field Trips
These live and interactive programs led by a museum educator focus on American Indian history, culture, and contemporary lives centered around specific topics. All programs are conducted over Microsoft Teams and can be booked through Microsoft's Skype in the Classroom website. Virtual field trips are FREE and should be reserved at least two weeks in advance. A variety of programs are available for K-12 students and a minimum of 10 students is required to register.
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Upcoming Webinars
Youth in Action: Conversations About our Future
Hear from young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere working towards equity and social justice for Indigenous peoples. Topics vary each month. These FREE webinars are targeted to middle and high school students and advance registration is required.
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Indigenous Peoples' Day: Mascots, Monuments, and Memorialization

Monday, October 12, 2020


How do our memories of the past inform and influence the current racial and social landscape? As part of the museum's new series Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future, hear from young Native activists who are propelling this conversation forward and addressing the tension between history, memory, and the current movements happening across America. Featured panelists include Brook Thompson (Yurok and Karuk), Julian Brave NoiseCat (Canim Lake Band Tsq'escen and Lil'Wat Nation), Lina Krueck (Oglala Lakota), Dylan Baca (White Mountain Apache), and Alberto Correa III (Taíno).

This one-hour conversation will feature an introduction by Kevin Gover (Pawnee), director of the National Museum of the American Indian, and a musical performance by hip-hop artist Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota). The panel will be moderated by museum cultural interpreter Michaela Pavlat (Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians).