Blocks of Hope and Healing: Community Quilting Project for MMIWG2S

Ongoing Initiative Throughout May. Quilt Workshops to be held on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 am. Finished quilt blocks due by June 1st. Each year, thousands of women, children, and 2 Spirit Native Americans go missing or are found murdered in the United States and Canada. Gaps in data make the […]

Red Dress Installation

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

Saturday, April 30; Sunday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 4 – Sunday, May 8 11:00am – 4:00pm each day In-Person, Outdoor Installation; Installation is Weather Dependent We are once again partnering with the town of Washington in an initiative known as The REDress Project, based on an installation in 2010 by Métis artist Jaime Black. […]

Virtual Film Screening and Discussion: Bring Her Home

Stream Documentary Online: Sunday, May 1st – Thursday, May 5th Virtual Discussion: Thursday, May 5, 7:00pm From Vision Maker Media and Twin Cities PBS, the 2022 documentary Bring Her Home follows three Indigenous women, an artist, an activist, and a politician – as they fight to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives who […]

As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – Virtual Book Club

As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature – Virtual Book Club Potlatch as Pedagogy: Learning Through Ceremony Wednesday, May 25, 7:00pm Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our digital book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based […]

Artifact ID Day with IAIS Research Department

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

Saturday, May 28, 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 […]

Connecticut Trails Day

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

Saturday, June 4, 9:00am In Person Event Native peoples traditionally recognized that all beings are related and that animals and plants can be our teachers. As part of Connecticut Trails Day Weekend, join Museum Educator and Ecologist Susan Scherf from the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, CT for a guided walk focusing on […]

Bark Basket Workshop with Jennifer Lee

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

Spend the day in a woodland environment making a bark basket using traditional materials, guided by artist and educator Jennifer Lee About This Event Baskets have long been an integral part of Native American culture as storage containers, carrying baskets, cradleboards and in burial practices. Bark from pine, ash, or birch was often used to […]

Connecticut Open House Day @ IAIS

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

Saturday, June 11, 11:00am - 4:00pm In Person Event Come to the Institute for American Indian Studies to learn about the more than 10,000-year history of Connecticut’s Native American inhabitants. Don't miss our temporary exhibit on the Native American game commonly known as lacrosse. Museum educators and docents will be offering tours of the museum […]

Strawberry Festival

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

Saturday, June 18, 12:00pm - 4:00pm In Person Event When wild strawberries ripen, they represent life and good health. They also herald the ripening of fresh fruits and the arrival of summer. Visitors of all ages will enjoy games and crafts, as well as traditional Native American stories with Education Director Darlene Kascak (Schaghticoke), while […]

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