Artifact ID Day

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

Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00 to 4:00pm In Person Event Do you have any stone artifacts or Northeastern Native American cultural items? Between 1:00 and 4:00, join our Research Department for a small group Artifact I.D. Day.  Join the conversation as they identify and provide interesting commentary about your items. While they can’t appraise or speculate […]

Give it a Shot Pop-Up Archery!

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

Sunday, October 23rd11:00am - 3:00pm For thousands of years, cultures throughout the world, including many Native American communities, used bows and arrows for utilitarian purposes, such as hunting. In modern times, archery is often used for recreational purposes, but it can still be an exciting way to practice patience, dexterity, hand-eye coordination and other useful […]

October Virtual Book Club – Braiding Sweetgrass

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

As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – Virtual Book Club Wednesday, October 26 7:00 pm on Zoom October Title: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our virtual book club, As They Speak: Native […]

An Evening with Robin Wall Kimmerer – RESCHEDULED

Thomas S. Perakos Arts & Community Center

 An Evening with Robin Wall Kimmerer has been rescheduled to:   Friday, October 28th 6:00pm-7:00pm   Free Event at the Thomas S. Perakos Arts & Community Center at the Frederick Gunn School   Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer (Citizen Potawatomi Nation) is visiting Washington CT! Join us for an evening structured around connecting people with a healthier […]

Annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony

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

Sunday, November 13 12:00 Noon In Person Event Did you know that Native Americans have served in the United States military with the highest record of service per capita when compared to any other ethnic group? Each year IAIS honors Native Americans who have served in the Armed Forces. This year, we will be honoring […]

Nebizun: Water is Life Gallery Talk and Exhibit Opening with Vera Longtoe Sheehan

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

Opening Saturday, November 19 Exhibit will be on display at IAIS through April 2023  In Person Exhibit   Nebizun is the Abenaki word for medicine and the root word Nebi is the Abenaki word for water. Nebizun: Water is Life is a travelling exhibit that will be visiting IAIS beginning in November. This powerful exhibit […]

Sunday Fun Day Workshop: Leather Pouches

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

Sunday, November 20 1:00pm In Person Event The IAIS Education Department regularly offers craft workshops on Sunday afternoons. Express your creativity while learning about the world around you and connecting with a culture that has thousands of years of history in the area. Cultures throughout the world, including Native Americans, have used leather for clothing […]

Recurring

Annual Holiday Market

November 26, 27; December 3, 4; and December 10, 11 11:00 am – 4:00pm each day In-Person Event   Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from local and Native American vendors selling crafts and jewelry. Take advantage of this time to meet and speak with artists while learning about contemporary Native American art and cultures. Stop […]

Recurring

Annual Holiday Market

November 26, 27; December 3, 4; and December 10, 11 11:00 am – 4:00pm each day In-Person Event   Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from local and Native American vendors selling crafts and jewelry. Take advantage of this time to meet and speak with artists while learning about contemporary Native American art and cultures. Stop […]

As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature

November Title: Night of the Living Rez: Stories by Morgan Talty Virtual Book Club Discussion Wednesday, November 30 7:00pm   Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our virtual book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics […]