The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) and House of Songs is proud to present Walter Echo-Hawk and Gerald Torres for “Native Conversations: A Rare Conversation Between Two Earth Protectors” to be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM. This event invites participants to sit down with two accomplished authorities in race theory, environmental law, and federal Indian Law. The evening will be complemented by music from Watertown’s Jamie Lou and Garrett Brolund, with Gerald Torres on blues harmonica, and solutions to our ever changing climate. The evenings discussion topics will cover history, cultural stories and solutions to our ever changing climate.
MONAH is honored to host Matriarch as part of our Native Conversations and Creative Visions series on SATURDAY, JUNE 22.
Matriarch promotes the social welfare of Native women through education, community building, and direct services to create positive change within our communities.
Guests will be invited to understand more about Native life and traditions through a hands-on Creative Visions Workshop. As a part of Native culture, handkerchiefs have been used as an awareness tool and will be utilized in a one of a kind workshop that will reveal their use in Indigenous culture, both historical and contemporary. The workshop will be held at 3 PM. Registration is required.
The Matriarch women will then perform a spoken word performance, speaking to each letter of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, their personal connection to the subject, and statistics on MMIW. Each woman brings her own unique style of performance that incorporates their Indigenous languages and culture. The performance will be held at 5:30 PM. Registration is encouraged, but NOT required.
Join MONAH and Tribal TV for a screening of three short films; Blessed, I Stand, and Lost Face (2018 Oscars List) FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Bring your own bean bag or use one of our comfy chairs for an evening of fun and film.
Join us as we explore the Cherokee tale of the Three Sisters garden and learn how to grow a farm to table garden for tasty and nutritious meals the whole family will love.
Learn the significance of the Three Sisters crops, plant gardens, learn about heirloom seeds, study the Native methods for processing, and as a bonus (!) sample some of the recipes.
All participants will take home the seeds for beans, squash and corn. There will be a chance to enter into a drawing to win terrific heirloom seeds to one lucky guest! This is an entry level gardening experience.
Creative Visions is open to anyone aged 14 and older. Participants must register for free online through the MONAH website or by calling the museum at 479-273-2456 . Attendance will be taken at the door prior to entering the event space.
The Museum of Native American History (MONAH) is proud to present Mary Lee for another installment of Creative Visions to be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM. Lee will lead participants through weaving a small double-wall basket which is essentially, a basket within a basket.
Join MONAH as we welcome back Caitlin Ahrens for another Native Conversations workshop, Saturday, March 9 at 5:30 PM.
CANCELED: Join us at MONAH for another exciting installment of our Native Conversations, SATURDAY, February 23, at 6:00 PM. Kiowa artist Travis Mammedaty will explore the history, culture, and protocol of songs for use in powwows.
Join Dr. Gagnon as he describes the seminal place of stories in American Indian cultures. Touching on the major categories of stories and offering examples from traditional times as well as contemporary renditions.
Artwork by Donald Grant, “Spider Spins a Story,” edited by Jill Max.
Join MONAH for another installment of Native Conversations! KUAF’s Pluto Manager Caitlin Ahrens will delve into the fascination of constellations, the mixture of cultural stories, and exciting astronomical events.