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Native American Heritage Month

Dear Valued Friends and Allies,

Join us this November In honor of Native American Heritage Month as we bring back the Museum of the American Indian! Your contributions will allow us to make the Museum even better than before.

Exciting News: Grand Re-Opening in Early 2024! We are thrilled to announce that in early 2024, the Museum of the American Indian will unveil its grand re-opening. This momentous occasion will mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter, featuring fresh exhibits, innovative programs, and opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Native American culture. Join us in this historic event as we continue our journey of uplifting, preserving, and celebrating the remarkable cultures of Indigenous Peoples. We look forward to welcoming you to this incredible reawakening and invite you to be a part of our mission.

The Museum of the American Indian has weathered the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic, but not without significant challenges. The necessary closures, loss of revenue, and staff reductions have been trying times for us. Our mission to preserve, celebrate, and share the vibrant heritage of Native American and Indigenous cultures remains unwavering. We are committed to revitalizing our cultural space, restoring it to its full glory, and bringing back the heart and soul of our institution. And we invite you to play a pivotal role in this inspiring journey. Your donations will directly fund exciting enhancements, such as interactive exhibits, captivating displays, and educational programs that will leave a lasting impact on our visitors. Your commitment to our cause will enable us to preserve and celebrate history, culture, and art in an even more remarkable way.

But we can't do this alone. We need your support, your belief in the importance of our work, and your dedication to the communities we serve. Your generosity will help us not only rebuild the physical space but also rekindle the spirit of our programs, events, and activities. The Trade Feast, among other beloved traditions, is waiting to come back to life, and it's your partnership that will make it happen.

By contributing to the Museum of the American Indian, you are not just donating; you are participating in the reimagining of our future. Your support will help us create a space where cultures and traditions are celebrated, where education and understanding flourish, and where the rich tapestry of Native American and Indigenous heritage is brought to life.

We invite you to be a part of our journey in rebuilding MAI and shaping a future where the beauty of Indigenous cultures can continue to thrive. Join us in this exciting chapter of renewal and revision. Together, we will ensure that the Museum of the American Indian remains a beacon of inspiration and education for generations to come.

Stay tuned for more details and the official date of our grand re-opening. Your support makes it all possible, and we can't wait to share this extraordinary experience with you. Donate today and be a part of our exciting evolution.

Thank you for believing in our mission and standing with us in this critical moment.


Books to read, authored by talented Native writers:

Never Whistle at Night by Shane Hawk (Cheyenne-Arapaho/Hidatsa/Potawatomi) and Theodore C. Van Alst Jr. (Mackinac Bands of Chippewa/Ottawa)

Sisters of the Lost Nation by Nick Medina (Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana)

The Storyteller by Brandon Hobson (Cherokee)

The Missing Morningstar: And Other Stories by Stacie Shannon Denetsosie (Diné)

Swim Home to the Vanished by Brendan Shay Basham (Diné)

The Rediscovery of America by Ned Blackhawk (Te-Moak)


Films to watch:


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