Winter Moon Walk

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

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 2021. Join IAIS Educators for a walk along our museum’s trails and a discussion of nighttime phenomena that people in the Eastern Woodlands have been experiencing for thousands of years. […]

Virtual Lecture – Connecticut’s Indigenous Communities and their Natural World

Online Event

CT’s indigenous communities have long, rich histories that extend back to when they shared Mother Earth with mastodons and other extinct animals. Through those thousands of years, Native Americans became experts in their natural environments, a necessity for their physical survival. New England was not a “wilderness”, as described by the early English settlers, but […]

Earth Day Weekend Walk: Etuaptmumk

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Etuaptmumk is a Mi’kmaw saying that translates to “Two-Eyed Seeing.” This concept refers to learning how to see from one eye the strengths of traditional indigenous knowledge, and from the other eye the strengths of Western scientific knowledge. Two-Eyed Seeing can lead to powerful collaborative work between Native and Non-Native people with the goal of […]

Sunday Fun Day Crafts: Bluebird Houses

The Institute for American Indian Studies 38 Curtis Road, Washington

Throughout the Spring, the IAIS Education Department is offering small group craft workshops on Sunday afternoons. 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 has thousands of years of history in the area. Did you know that […]

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 […]

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