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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 […]

Nebizun: Water is Life Gallery Talk with Vera Longtoe Sheehan

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

Saturday, December 10, 1:00pm In-Person Event Nebizun is the Abenaki word for medicine and the root word Nebi is the Abenaki word for water. Nebizun: Water is Life is a powerful traveling exhibit that brings together artwork by Abenaki artists of the Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley regions. It illustrates the Abenaki relationship to […]

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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 […]

Sunday Fun Day Crafts: Holiday Ornaments

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

Sunday, December 18, 1:00pm 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. This weekend we will be making Native American-themed holiday ornaments. Stop in for a visit […]

As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature

December Title: Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land by N. Scott Momaday Wednesday, December 28, 7:00pm Virtual Book Club Discussion 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 […]

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Pop-in Winter Games, Stories and Crafts

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

Thursday, December 29 & Friday, December 30 1:00 – 3:00pm each day Looking for something fun and educational to do with your family during the holiday week? Listen to stories, play games and create crafts inspired by the lifeways and lessons of local Native Americans! Each day, the IAIS Education Department will feature traditional Native […]

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Pop-in Winter Games, Stories and Crafts

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

Thursday, December 29 & Friday, December 30 1:00 – 3:00pm each day Looking for something fun and educational to do with your family during the holiday week? Listen to stories, play games and create crafts inspired by the lifeways and lessons of local Native Americans! Each day, the IAIS Education Department will feature traditional Native […]

Winter Full Moon Walk

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

Friday January 6th, 6:00pm The soft sounds of the nighttime winter woodlands provide a pleasant setting for a walk guided by the light of the first full moon of 2023. Because of how cold it can be this time of year, it is fitting that some local tribes refer to the full moon this time […]

Sunday Funday Workshop – The Teachings of Turtles

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

Sunday January 15th, 1:00pm This week’s workshop will focus on the teachings of turtles. Listen to traditional Native American stories featuring turtles, learn about turtle adaptations from Museum Educator and Ecologist Susan Scherf, and take home a craft decorated to look like a turtle.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Questions? Please call (860) […]

January Book Club – Gichigami Hearts

Wednesday January 25th, 7:00pm Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? If so, 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 will be […]