National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present, and future—through partnership with Native people and others. The museum works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values, and transitions in contemporary Native life.

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The Lakota Music Project
Presented by: National Museum of the American Indian

The Lakota Music Project is the flagship project of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s community engagement work with the Lakota community of Pine Ridge Reservation. Using music from both Native and non-Native cultures, the project creates an environment of openness that treats the music of both cultures with dignity and respect. Performers include Lakota artists Emmanuel Black Bear and Chris Eagle Hawk and Dakota cedar flute artist Bryan Akpa. After the performance, students will visit the Lakota exhibition in Our Universes gallery to learn more about the traditions of the Pine Ridge Sioux Tribe in South Dakota.
Dates: 10/21/19
Time: 10:30 AM
Length of Program: 70 minutesLakota Music Project featuring Bryan Akipa on flute performing Pentatonic Fantasy.
Content: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Diversity
Grades: 7th-12th
Learning Standards: Arts Education Learning Standards: General Music Standards, Strand 1: Listen to, analyze, and evaluate music
Strand 5: Connect music to other art formats and subject areas through understanding the historical and cultural context of music.
Capacity: 120
Supplementary Materials: Pre-Visit Guide

 for "The Lakota Music Project"

 

Lakota Music Project featuring Bryan Akipa on flute performing Pentatonic Fantasy.
Source and Credit: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Hear Me Say My Name
Presented by: National Museum of the American Indian

This interactive museum theater play will frame and further the conversation of what it means to be a young Native person in America today. It focuses on the themes of identity and stereotypes. This piece was commissioned by the National Museum of the American Indian and created by Discovery Theater, the Smithsonian's educational theatre and performance company. Playwright, director, and artist Ty Defoe (Giizhiig Ojibwe and Oneida Nations) served as collaborator on the project. After the play, we invite students to explore the exhibition galleries with self-guided materials to learn more about the history and use of Indian imagery that has informed present-day stereotypes of Native people in the United States.
Date: 11/7/19
Time: 10:30 AM
Length of Program: 70 minutes
Content: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Diversity
Grades: 6th-12th
Learning Standards: "Arts Education Learning Standards: Theatre
Strand 3: Respond; Analyze, critique, and respond to theatre and dramatic media. Strand 4: Interconnect; Apply theatrical concepts to construct meaning and understanding in other subject areas.
Capacity: 120
Supplementary Materials: Pre-Visit Guide, Impact of Words Teacher Resource

 for "Hear Me Say My Name"

This original multimedia play tackles America’s assumptions about American Indians. 
Source and Credit: Smithsonian Associates

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