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Tribal Museums Day Kicks Off December 2nd

From December 2-9, Tribal Museums across Indian Country are offering free admission and special programming in honor of Tribal Museum Day.

The Association on American Indian Affairs announced the second annual Tribal Museums Day, with a live-streaming event to kick off the weeklong celebration on December  2. 

Tribal Museums Day, which takes place the first Saturday of December, began last year in celebration of the Association on American Indian Affairs’ 100th anniversary. The day’s mission is to encourage people to visit tribal museums and learn directly from tribes themselves about their histories, culture, and ways of life. 

“Tribal Museums Day is a great way to bring more people through the door and change more hearts and minds about the diverse histories, cultures and lifeways of Native Peoples,” Shannon O’Loughlin (Choctaw) CEO and Attorney for the Association said in a statement. 

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“By creating special events like this, we re-educate the public (and our own People) about how our Nations stand as the primary authorities about our diverse histories, knowledge, cultures, lifeways and values.”

Participating museums include the Navajo Nation Museum and Visitors Center in Arizona, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Museum in Oregon, and the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma. Some Tribal museums and Cultural Centers may offer free or discounted admission, art markets, or live demonstrations. 

For those who are unable to attend in person, the Association on American Indian Affairs will be hosting a live stream event on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. from the Hocokata Ti, the Museum and Cultural Center of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and emceed by Shannon Martin, Match-E-B-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians.

Tune in to the Association on American Indian Affairs  YouTube channel YouTube channel or Facebook page on December 2 at 2:30 p.m. CT to watch live interviews with wisdom keepers from Tribal Museums and Cultural Centers across Indian Country.

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