Sunday Fun Day Craft Workshop: Leather Pouches

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Sunday, October 17, Timeslots from 1:00pm to 4:00pm In Person, Small Group Event Join the IAIS Education Department for a small group craft workshop on a Sunday afternoon. Sign up for a time slot with your family and friends. Express your creativity while learning about the world around you and connecting with a culture that […]

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

October Title: Savage Conversations by Leanne Howe Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00pm on ZOOM - Virtual Event 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 on a variety of topics […]

16th Annual Native American Archaeology Roundtable

“Native American Communities and Archaeology: Past, Present, and Future" Saturday, October 30, 2021 1:00pm-5:00pm   Virtual via ZOOM    PLEASE NOTE: The original scheduled time for the Roundtable has changed! The Roundtable now starts at 1:00pm.    North American anthropology had its beginnings in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when scholars were laboring […]

“Resilience: Honoring Those Lost, Those Murdered, and Those Who Still Search” Poetry and Discussion with Osage Artist Dante Biss-Grayson at Five Points Art Center

Five Point Art 855 University Dr,, Torrington

Friday, November 12 at 4:00pm  The installation explores the root causes of the MMIW epidemic. Through spreading awareness the artist promotes actionable change. According to the Urban Health Institute, 5,712 cases of MMIW were reported in 2016, of these, only 116 were logged into the Department of Justice Database. Dante Biss-Grayson, in this ongoing installation […]

“Resilience: Honoring Those Lost, Those Murdered, and Those Who Still Search” Poetry and Discussion with Osage Artist Dante Biss-Grayson

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

November 13th, 4:00pm-6:00pm The installation explores the root causes of the MMIW epidemic. Through spreading awareness the artist promotes actionable change. According to the Urban Health Institute, 5,712 cases of MMIW were reported in 2016, of these, only 116 were logged into the Department of Justice Database. Dante Biss-Grayson, in this ongoing installation honors those […]

Annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Sunday, November 14th 2021, 12:00pm 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, […]

LHAC Lecture: Coloring Nehantic with John Pfeiffer

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Sunday, November 14, 3:00pm In-Person Event   The Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club welcomes Dr. John Pfeiffer, who has worked as an archaeologist and anthropologist in the Northeast for over 60 years. His study of the Nehantic has been a 35-year commitment and has bridged the gap between prehistory, history, genealogy, and contemporary ethnology. Join Dr. Pfeiffer for […]

Food For Thought with Darlene Kascak

Friday, November 19, 7:00pm Virtual Event   What does Thanksgiving mean to you and how do you celebrate it? Is it a day to spend time with family and friends? Is it a time to eat lots of delicious food? Is it a time to be thankful for the positive things in your life? As […]

Artifact I.D. Day with Dr. Lucianne Lavin

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Sunday, November 21 - Time Slots between 1:00 and 4:00pm In-Person Event   Do you have any stone artifacts or Northeastern Native American cultural items? Between 1:00 and 4:00, sign up for a time slot with our Director of Research and Collections, Lucianne Lavin, Ph. D. for a small group Artifact I.D. Day. Join the conversation as […]

Native American Holiday Market

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28 - 11:00 am - 4:00pm; additional dates in December TBD In-Person   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 by to […]