Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'nmai'

NMAI launches website to showcase collection

The National Museum of the American Indian will put its entire 800,000-item collection online, a project that is expected to take at least four years. Most people aren't able to visit NMAI's three facilities, said director Kevin Gover, a member...

NCAI president to deliver State of Indian Nations

National Congress of American Indians President Joe Garcia will deliver the 8th annual State of Indian Nations address on Tuesday, February 10. Garcia, the chairman of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council and a council member from Ohkay Owingeh in...

NMAI to host special events during Obama inaugural

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is hosting a series of events and an exhibit to coincide with the inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama. "Out of Many" features performances from Cherokee storyteller Gayle Ross, the Native...

You May Have Missed: 'It's Not TV, It's Indians!'

"It sounds fun and funny: Native artists riff off their favorite TV shows that feature Indians, such as the "Seinfeld" episode when Jerry buys Elaine a cigar store Indian. "It's Not TV, It's Indians!" would be the first-ever piece...

Yellow Bird: Fritz Scholder redefined Indian art

"Who is an Indian? For indigenous people, that’s one of the questions of this age. We’re at a time when physical traces of our ancestors may be hidden; or we may look like our ancestors, but assimilation has wiped...

Review: Fritz Scholder's closeted Indian art

"It would be easier to believe that Fritz Scholder was conflicted about his identity -- was he a Native American artist, or an artist who happened to be one-quarter Native American? -- if he hadn't been quoted as saying,...

Art Review: Fritz Scholder exhibit at NMAI in DC

"In case Thanksgiving left you with any guilt towards the plight of the Indian population, a visit to the National Museum of the American Indian’s Fritz Scholder exhibit will ease your pain. Titled "Indian/Not Indian", the exhibition is a...

Montana tribe sends tree to Indian museum in DC

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana donated a tree to the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The tree is a companion to the one the state of Montana sent to the U.S. Capitol...

Kara Briggs: Apologies to indigenous peoples

"The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian illuminated the evening sky last week with a massive column of white light. The display was the climax of a symposium called “Harvest of Hope,” about the role of national apologies...

Review: Classical music at NMAI in Washington

"For the last three years, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian has been mounting one of the more adventurous concert series in town, showcasing new classical music by Native American composers. Admit it -- you didn't know there...

Blog: 'Lavish' spending by Rick West at NMAI

"A long-awaited audit of expense reports for Smithsonian museum directors and governing board members is expected to be released later this year, but will not reveal the kinds of excesses found recently among other executives, the institution's inspector general said...

Report clears former NMAI director for travel costs

The founding director of the National Museum of the American Indian was justified in traveling across the world to promote the institution, according to an investigation released on Tuesday. Rick West, a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of...

NMAI to open Fritz Scholder retrospective

The works of the late artist Fritz Scholder are the subject of a major retrospective by the National Museum of the American Indian. Scholder, who was Luiseno, died in February 2005. He was well-known for his unusual paintings of...

Art Review: Indian dresses at NMAI in New York

"Most of us get dressed in the morning with only the vaguest notion of where the clothes on our backs come from. A 19th-century American Indian woman could tell you exactly who had hunted the animals from which her...

Comanche Nation hosts NMAI Code Talker exhibit

The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma is hosting an exhibit on the Code Talkers, the Indian soldiers who used their languages to develop codes for the U.S. military. The "Native Words, Native Warriors" exhibit is on loan from the National Museum...

LaDuke to appear on The Colbert Report

Environmental activist Winona LaDuke will appear on the popular cable television show The Colbert Report this evening. LaDuke, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota, is executive director of Honor the Earth She was vice presidential...

Ducklings dying in pools at NMAI in Washington

Ducklings have died in the pools outside the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., four or five times, a spokesperson said. The most recent incident occurred last Saturday. Children cried as five ducklings were sucked into...

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