Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
847.475.1030

Museum Events October 2017

Alternating Thursdays 6:00 - 7:45 PM

Flute Group
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October Weekend Crafts & Stories: Northwest Coast

Every Saturday from 11:00 AM - Noon & Sunday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Free with general admission.

Explore Northwest Coast cultures this month with these crafts covering the many significant aspects of Northwest Coast society.

Crafts: Button Blanket, Mini Bentwood Box, & Whale Doll

  

Understanding Indigenous Roots: An Intercultural Discourse between African Americans and Native Americans, Part 1
Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 PM

Mitchell Museum's Stanley Golder Library

Tickets: $12 / $10 museum members

Explore how our indigenous cultures shape our history and identity today in this two-part series in partnership with the South Side Community Arts Center. Panelists from the Native American and African American communities will look beyond the history of removal, slavery, and war to tap the best of their indigenous tribal cultures. The program will conclude with a Q&A and offer tips on finding out more about your ancestry. Audience members are asked to bring an object or story to share that helps them define their own indigenous roots. This program is part of  Inherit Chicago, a month-long series of events presented by the Chicago Cultural Alliance.

Panelists: Bethany Hughes, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, who founded the Colloquium on Indigeneity and Native American Studies at Northwestern University and earned a Ford Foundation fellowship for her dissertation on theatrical and legal performances of Indian identity; Nora Lloyd, Lac Courtes Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, an active member of Chicago’s Native American community who is currently working on creating a photo documentation of Chicago area Native elders; Pemon Rami, a historian, film producer, and director, who served as the former Director of Educational Services and Public Programs at the DuSable Museum of African American History; and genealogist, author, and lecturer Tony Burroughs, founder and CEO of the Center for Black Genealogy, who serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Genealogical Society and the Kwame Nkrumah Academy.

A complimentary bus will depart the South Side Community Art Center (3831 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago) for the Mitchell Museum at 4:30pm and return after the program.

Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-indigenous-roots-an-intercultural-discourse-part-1-tickets-36557100271.

Download the flyer.

   

Friday, September 6, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Free General Admission Day

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
Monday, October 9, 2017


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The museum is open all day with free admission and family crafts.

Panel Discussion

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Baha'i House of Worship (100 Linden Ave, Wilmette)

Our partners at the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette will host a panel discussion about Indigenous People's Day and contemporary issues in Indian country today. Panelists include Nanabah Foguth Bulman, Navajo, the program coordinator at the Native American Baha'i Institute in Houck, AZ; Forrest Bruce, Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe, a youth development specialist with the CPS American Indian Education Program; and Jim DeNomie, Bad River Chippewa, from Voices of the Circle Radio.

Tickets are available for free at lightofunity.org and https://www.eventbrite.com/e/light-of-unity-indigenous-peoples-day-tickets-38009727117.

             

Performance by Kevin Locke & the Canadian Chamber Choir

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University

The concert begins with the Juno award-nominated Canadian Chamber Choir featuring dancer Sarain Carson-Fox, Anishinaabe; cellist Oleksander Mycyk; and perform a piece composed by Andrew Belfore, Manitoba Cree. Next, RedLine Drum, a Chicago-based Native American Drum group will perform intertribal songs of the Southern Plains. Then, the energetic performance of Kevin Locke, Lakota and Anishinaabe, will include hoop dancing, traditional flute, and storytelling.

Tickets are available for free at lightofunity.org and https://www.eventbrite.com/e/light-of-unity-indigenous-peoples-day-tickets-38009727117.

     

 

Understanding Indigenous Roots: An Intercultural Discourse between African Americans and Native Americans, Part 2
Sunday, October 15, 2017

3:00PM - 4:30 PM

South Side Community Art Center (3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago)

Tickets: $12 / $10 museum members

Explore how our indigenous cultures shape our history and identity today in this two-part series in partnership with the South Side Community Arts Center. Panelists from the Native American and African American communities will look beyond the history of removal, slavery, and war to tap the best of their indigenous tribal cultures. The program will conclude with a Q&A and offer tips on finding out more about your ancestry. Audience members are asked to bring an object or story to share that helps them define their own indigenous roots. This program is part of  Inherit Chicago, a month-long series of events presented by the Chicago Cultural Alliance.

Panelists: visual artist Andrea Carlson, Anishinaabe, a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation fellow whose paintings and drawings cite entangled cul tural narratives and institutional authority relating to objects based on the merit of possession and display; filmmaker Ernest Whiteman III, Northern Arapaho, the Director of First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc., a non-profit film festival supporting Native American directors, and the ducation Coordinator at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian; and genealogist, author, and lecturer Tony Burroughs, founder and CEO of the Center for Black Genealogy, who serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Genealogical Society and the Kwame Nkrumah Academy.

A complimentary bus will leave the Mitchell Museum for the South Side Community Art Center at 1:00pm and return participants to the museum after the program.

Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-indigenous-roots-an-intercultural-discourse-part-ii-tickets-36559977878.

Download the flyer.

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Tuesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Adults: $5.00
Children, students, teachers,
seniors:
$3.00 
Mitchell Members: FREE
Tribal Members: FREE

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