Sunday Funday Workshop – Jewelry Making Workshop

Insitute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Sunday January 29th, 1:00pm For thousands of years, many Native peoples have decorated clothing materials found in nature, such as shell, stones, seeds and porcupine quills. In this workshop, participants will decorate their very own piece of jewelry incorporating these materials. Create a unique gift for a special someone, or keep it to rock out […]

The Sweet Taste of Success: Maple Syrup 101

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Saturday, February 11, 11:00 AM As the days get warmer, but the nights remain cold, it’s the right condition for maple sugaring! Native Americans were the first people to use the gifts of the maple tree to produce maple syrup and sugar. As a precursor to our annual Maple Sugar Festival on March 11, join the IAIS […]

Native American Courting Flutes with Allan Madahbee

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Sunday, February 12, 1:00 PM The hauntingly beautiful voice of these mystical instruments has intrigued music lovers and musicians for centuries; but why does the flute hold such importance in certain Native American cultures? Join Allan Madahbee (Ojibwe), artist and musician, for an interactive presentation. Allan will discuss the significance of the instrument, explain the […]

Anthropology Day Lecture with Frederick M Wiseman, Ph.D.

Thursday, February 16, 7:00 PM Dr. Frederick M. Wiseman (Abenaki Nation of Missiquoi) was trained as a Paleoethnobotanist at the University of Arizona’s Laboratory for Paleoenvironmental Studies. Since 1987, he has focused on the Indigenous Wabanaki people of the far Northeast, having published popular and academic books, curricula, and film on modern Indigenous culture and […]

February Virtual Book Club – To Be a Water Protector

Wednesday, February 22, 7:00pm Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? If so, please join our virtual book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics and featuring a range of genres, all of the books we […]

Hand Drum Workshop

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT

Sunday, February 26, 11:00am Drums have been an important part of Native American cultures throughout the Americas for centuries. Learn about the history of these instruments, as well as their continued importance to Native American culture as you make your very own rawhide drum. The drums made in this workshop will be 10” elk rawhide […]