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Flag Day Program: Honoring the American Flag through Native Art

06/14/2021 to 06/14/2021

Online - National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC, DC 20560

Objects decorated with American flag designs were incorporated into Native art in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today, objects adorned with the flag usually signify that a family member has served in the military. Watch Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota), museum curator and historian, as he takes us through objects in the museum's collection that were created to honor the American flag. https://americanindian.si.edu/online-programs

Youth in Action: Indigenizing Pride

06/17/2021 to 06/17/2021

Online - National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC, DC 20560

How does identity influence activism? Many tribal nations have always recognized multiple genders and those who possess both male and female spirits. Native people who identify as more than one gender or possessing both spirits sometimes refer to themselves as Two Spirit. In celebration of Pride Month, hear from Indigenous youth working in the fields of education, health, cultural heritage, and the arts to amplify Two Spirit and Native LGBTQ+ voices and issues. https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/3116188639750/WN_VcOVur0fRaS1_R53Oq1Zyg

Inez Barlatier Ayiti: Stories and Songs from Haiti

07/20/2021 to 07/20/2021

1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182

Miami native Inez Barlatier is a multifaceted performer of Ayisyen (Haitian) descent. In Ayiti, Stories and Songs from Haiti, Barlatier celebrates Haitian art and culture through energetic drumming and singing, magical folktales, traditional dances, and colorful costumes. Joined onstage by her band of talented young Ayisyen artists, Inez explores themes of community and gratitude through song and leads children on a journey to a land rich with history that has often been overlooked.

Oran Etkin: Timbalooloo Finding Friends Far From Home

07/21/2021 to 07/21/2021

1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22181

Award-winning clarinetist Oran Etkin and his friend Clara Net (his clarinet) travel the world to make new instrument friends. Evoking a tale of friendship and understanding, the instruments speak to each other through music and open a window for audiences to soulfully and respectfully experience other cultures.

Dan + Claudia Zanes with Friends

07/24/2021 to 07/24/2021

1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182

Grammy Award-winner Dan Zanes (The Del Fuegos) and Haitian-American jazz vocalist and music therapist Claudia Zanes perform a mix of old and new songs from near and far. The selections are drawn from Dan’s House Party songbook and their upcoming release. During this highly interactive show, the audience is invited to dance and sing along.