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NMAI hosts symposium on treaties to coincide with new exhibit

From left: Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Oren Lyons, PhD; Tadodaho of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chief Sidney Hill; Suzan Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee), guest curator of Nation to Nation; Kevin Gover (Pawnee), director of the National Museum of the American Indian; and Jim Gardner, executive for Legislative Archives, Presidential Programs, and Museum Programs at the National Archives, unveil the Treaty of Canandaigua of 1794, on loan to the museum. Photo from NMAI

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., holding a symposium on treaties this Thursday.

The agenda for the day-long event includes Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, activist Suzan Shown Harjo, journalist Mark Trahant and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. A webcast will be available at starting at 10am Eastern time.

The symposium coincides with a new exhibit entitled Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. It opens September 21, on the 10th anniversary of the NMAI in the nation's capital.

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