National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirits

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirits. Please join IAIS on this day in remembrance of those who have been lost. And visit IAIS the first week of May as we seek to bring awareness to this epidemic through programs and installations over the […]

REDress Project Installation

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Each year, thousands of women, children, and Two Spirit Native Americans go missing or are found murdered in the United States and Canada. Gaps in data make the true scope difficult to estimate, but some sources suggest that the total number of cases may approach 10,000. To raise awareness about this serious issue, our museum […]

Beaded Jewelry Workshop

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Looking for a unique gift to show appreciation for a special Mother in your life? For thousands of years, many Native peoples decorated clothing and items with materials found in nature, such as shell, stones, seeds and porcupine quills. In more recent centuries, multi-colored glass beads have become a favorite alternative. Join IAIS Education Department […]

River Ecology and Birding Walk with Susan Scherf

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Native peoples traditionally recognized that all beings are related and that animals and plants can be our teachers. During the spring season there are many changes happening in the world outside: the arrival of migratory birds, new plants emerging, and creatures shaking off the mud or emerging from eggs. Join IAIS Educator and Ecologist Susan […]

Virtual Book Club May Title: There, There by Tommy Orange

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 and featuring a range of genres, all of the books we will be reading have been written by […]

Connecticut Trails Day Walk

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 traditional Native uses of plants in the […]

Free

Beaded Jewelry Workshop

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

For thousands of years, many Native peoples decorated clothing and items with materials found in nature, such as shell, stones, seeds and porcupine quills. In more recent centuries, multi-colored glass beads have become a favorite alternative. Join IAIS Education Department staff for a small group, beading workshop appropriate for a variety of age levels and […]

$10 – $15

Rooted in Tradition: Giving Thanks to the Strawberry

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

When wild strawberries ripen, they represent life and good health. They also herald the ripening of fresh fruits and the arrival of summer. Participate in family-friendly, small group education activities related to the gifts of this fruit, which holds significance to many Native American communities. Listen to traditional Native American stories with Education Director Darlene […]

$5 – $15

Lacrosse Stick Demonstration with Traditional Stickmaker Alfie Jacques

Did you know that lacrosse is a traditional Native American game? It is most often credited to the Nations of the Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, Confederacy, where it continues to be known as the “Creator’s Game” or “Medicine Game.” For nearly six decades, Alfie Jacques, of the Onondaga Turtle Clan, has continued the tradition of crafting […]