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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September Weekend Crafts & Stories: Learn About Native Games

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 with the South Side Community Art 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 own ancestry. Audience members are encouraged to bring and object or story that helps them define their own indigenous roots.

Panelists include Bethany Hughes, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; and Nora Lloyd, Lac Coutes Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe.

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

Tickets are available at http://www.inheritchicago.org/.

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.

             

Kevin Locke Performance
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at Northwestern University

The energetic performance of Kevin Locke, Lakota and Anishinaba, will include hoop dancing, traditional flute, and storytelling. RedLine, a Chicago-based Native American Drum group who perform intertribal songs of the Southern Plains, will welcome the audience at the beginning of the performance.

     

 

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 with the South Side Community Art 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 own ancestry. Audience members are encouraged to bring and object or story that helps them define their own indigenous roots.

Panelists will include Andrea Carlson, Anishinaabe; and Ernest Whiteman III, Northern Arapaho.

A complimentary bus will the Mitchell Museum for the South Side Community Art Center at 1:00pm.

Tickets are available at http://www.inheritchicago.org/.

Download the flyer.

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HOURS & ADMISSION
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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