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NMAI–DC Teacher Workshop: Indigenous Women Warriors: Artists and Activists

  • National Museum of the American Indian 4th Street & Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC 20024 (map)

Event Details

Women have long been the center of Indigenous communities. They often hold central roles as leaders in family, community, and Indigenous political and ceremonial structures. They are artists, activists, public speakers, knowledge keepers and teachers. Yet, over time Indigenous women’s voices have been minimalized and many still strive to be heard.

At this teacher workshop, you will talk with Indigenous women activists, such as Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter, Marcy Gilbert, make a journal with Lumbee guest artist, Ashely Minner, and explore the museum’s galleries and contemporary art to deepen your knowledge of Indigenous women’s roles and contributions.

Classroom materials from NMAI’s Native Knowledge 360° education initiative will be provided and support your ability to bring Indigenous women’s stories to life in your classroom. Recommended for teachers of grades 5-12.  

The workshop fee is $15.00 and includes classroom materials and lunch. Space is limited and registration will close when full, or, by Friday, March 15, 2019.