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Native Women Making Change

March 18, 2021

What roles do Indigenous women hold in society today that serve both their communities and our society at large? Traditionally, Native women have had significant influence in the social, spiritual, and political lives of Indigenous societies. Though their roles and responsibilities have changed since colonization, they continue to be some of the most influential leaders in tribal governance. Today, Native women serve in state legislatures, the U.S. Congress, and in global leadership roles that work to increase representation and amplify Indigenous voices and causes. Join us in a conversation with two young Native women who are currently working at local and state levels to make change: Aidan Graybill (Wyandot Nation of Kansas), who serves on the executive council of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas, and Christina Haswood (Diné [Navajo]), one of the youngest members in the Kansas State Legislature.

(Re)Telling the American Story

December 17, 2020

The American story has been profoundly shaped by Native Americans, yet the stories told about Native people are often false and almost always incomplete. From Pocahontas and Jamestown to the first Thanksgiving and Plymouth Colony, Indigenous peoples have rarely been the narrators of their own stories. Join us in a conversation with Abigail Peters (Mashpee and Aquinnah Wampanoag/Mi'kmaq), Gisselle Jiménez (Taíno), and Connor Tupponce (Upper Mattaponi/Chickahominy) and learn how Native youth are actively reshaping these narratives today.

Indigenous Food Sovereignty

November 19, 2020

Native food systems and agricultural practices were disrupted upon European settlement and the displacement of Native peoples from their lands. For the last century, new foods introduced by U.S. federal policy were unhealthy and substantially different from traditional diets. The introduction of unhealthy food, combined with uneven quality of and access to medical care, continues to leave many American Indians fighting an uphill battle for their health. Today we see many young people returning to traditional food sources and sustainable ways of living through political action and sustainable practice. This November, for Native American Heritage Month, join us in a conversation with Samuel Lopez (Tohono O'odham), Mariah Gladstone (Blackfeet, Cherokee), and Alecia Lennie (Inuvialuit) to learn how these young Native foodies are working to decolonize their diets and restore balance in their bodies and communities.

Indigenous Peoples' Day | Mascots, Monuments, and Memorialization

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 online series Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future, hear from young Native activists who are propelling this conversation and addressing the tension between history, memory, and the current movements happening across America. Panelists include Brook Thompson (Yurok and Karuk), Dylan Baca (White Mountain Apache), Lina Krueck (Oglala Lakota), Julian Brave NoiseCat (Canim Lake Band Tsq'escen and Lil'Wat Nation), and Alberto Correa III (Taíno).

This program also features 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).

Community Healing

September 17, 2020

In the United States, Native Americans experience higher suicide rates than any other racial or ethnic group. Mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellness are integral to combating this issue, and Native youth are at the forefront with solutions. Today, Native youth are creating their own community-based programs, resources and advocacy for mental health and overall wellness. Join this conversation moderated by Karis Poafpybitty (Cherokee/Kiowa) with youth panelists Jazmine Wildcat (Northern Arapaho), Marco Ovando (Shoshone-Paiute) and Shavaughna Underwood (Quinault) to learn how Native teens are addressing this issue.

Native Civic Engagement

August 20, 2020

Did you know that the majority of Native Americans did not gain the right to vote until 1970? Even though Native Americans were granted U.S. citizenship in 1924, major restrictions facing Native voters were not eliminated until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and later amendments. Join us in a conversation with Shandiin Herrera (Diné) and Isabel Coronado (Mvskoke Creek) to discuss the continued fight for reform to ensure the right to vote is accessible to everyone.