Education Programs

Cultural Arts Program Specialist, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC (2007-2009)

I produced the following public programs for the National Museum of the American Indian.

The Vine Deloria, Jr. Native Writers Series (A literature series featuring discussions and readings with leading Native authors)

  • Victoria Kneubuhl (May 2009)
  • Paul Chaat Smith (April 2009)
  • Drew Hayden Taylor (February 2009)
  • William Iggiagruk Hensley (January 2009)
  • Janet Marie Rogers (November 2008)
  • Ofelia Zepeda (October 2008)
  • Various contributors to American Indian Places: A Historical Guidebook  (September 2008)
  • Noenoe Silva (May 2008)
  • Sherwin Bitsui (April 2008)
  • Lance Henson (April 2008)
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie (March 2008)
  • Ron Welburn (February 2008)
  • Victor Montejo (January 2008)
  • Greg Sarris (December 2007)
  • N. Scott Momaday (November 2007)
  • Frances Washburn (October 2007)
  • Nora Naranjo-Morse (September 2007)

Views From the Field (A series dedicated to authors who write about Native American history and issues)

  • Paul C. Rosier, author of Serving Their Country: American Indian Politics and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century (November 2009)
  • Ian W. Record, author of Big Sycamore Stands Alone: The Western Apaches, Aravaipa, and the Struggle for Place (January 2009)
  • Alan Cheuse, author of To Catch the Lightning: A Novel of American Dreaming (December 2008)
  • Colin Sargent, author of Museum of Human Beings (December 2008)
  • Herman J. Viola, author of Warriors in Uniforms: The Legacy of American Indian Heroism (November 2008)
  • Various contributors of The State of Native Nations: Conditions under U.S. Policies of Self-Determination (October 2008)
  • Greenlandic Inuit Poetry (May 2008)
  • Anna Sofaer, author of Chaco Astronomy: An Ancient American Cosmology (April 2008)
  • Peter Silver, author of Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America (January 2008)
  • Sally Jenkins, Washington Post sports writer and author of The Real Americans (November 2007)
  • Theda Perdue & Michael Green, authors of The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears (July 2007)

Concerts & Dance Performances

  • Yaaw Tei Yi Tlingit Dancers (November 2009)
  • Jamie Coon, Indian Summer Showcase (July 2008)
  • Blackfeet Dancers (September 2007)
  • Kunestsis Apache Crown Dancers (September 2007)
  • Blackfeet Powwow Dancers (September 2007)
  • The Reddmen, Living Earth Concert (July 2007)
  • Joanne Shenandoah, Indian Summer Showcase (July 2007)
  • DiggingRoots, Indian Summer Showcase (June 2007)
  • Hawai’i Youth Opera Chorus (May 2007)
  • Metis Dancers (May 2007)

Native Achievers Series (A series highlighting the accomplishments of Native people)

  • Wes Studi, award-winning actor and film producer (October 2009)
  • Hattie Kauffman, Emmy-Award-winning national news reporter (March 2009)
  • Ted Nolan, NHL hockey coach (December 2008)

Art Talks

  • Brian Jungen, featured artist of the solo exhibition Strange Comfort (October 2009)
  • Truman Lowe & Paul Chaat Smith, curators of Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian (November 2008)

Children’s and Youth Programs

  • Stephanie Duckworth-Elliott, author of Poneasequa: Goddess of the Waters (November 2009)
  • Barbara Duncan, author of The Origin of the Milky Way and Other Living Stories of the Cherokee (December 2008)
  • Poetry from the students of the Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Team (July 2008)
  • Tim Tingle, author of Crossing Bok Chitto (June 2007)





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