Native American Heritage Month 2015

Date: Nov 1, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015

About the Event:

Below is a listing of events and programs celebrating Native American Heritage Month!

November 10th

Connecting American Indian and Federal Libraries: Native American Reserach and Resources at the Library of Congress. 
Montpelier Room, 6th Floor, Madison Building 101, Independence Ave, SE Washington, DC 20540

9:00am - FEDLINK: American Indian Library Initiative (AILI)
Now entering its second year, AILI is a standing working group on American Indian Libraries continues its efforts to identify and establish networks of federal efforts of value to American Indian Libraries including preservation, digitization, cataloging, reference services; integrate event and training opportunities on core information services; and promote access to existing federal resources in legal and STEM knowledge collections.
12:00 - Kluge Center: American Indians in Federal City and Regional History
A panel of historians and cultural experts discussing federal and regional American Indian history and culture:
• Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, former Kluge Scholar, Assistant Professor of History, George Mason University
• Dr. Gabrielle Tayac, Piscataway Indian Nation, Historian, National Museum of the American Indian
• Tara Houska, Ojibwe (Couchiching First Nation), Lawyer
• Ben Norman, Pamunkey Indian Tribe, King William Virginia, Museum Educator
• Karenne Wood, Monacan Indian Nation, Director, Virginia Indian Program
2:00 - The Law Library: Indigenous Tribal Law Portal
Description of the free, online resource created to make tribal law more accessible and findable by providing comprehensive listings of tribes, tribal websites, and online primary source materials.

Participants are invited to review a table-top display exhibit in the West Dining Room of federal agencies and selected LC collection materials featured in these programs.

Panel Discussion: Foreign Sales of Sacred Native American Cultural Heritage: Foreign Policy and Other Perspectives, Native American Foreign Affairs Council
US Department of State, Dean Acheson Auditorium, Harry S Truman Building
Panelists Include: 
Mark Taplin – Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State
Linda Lum – Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Bureau of International Organizations, Department of State
David Downes – Assistant Director for Policy, Office of International Affairs, Department of Interior
Terry Snowball – Repatriation Coordinator, Museum Scholarship Group, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
Jared King – Communications Director, Navajo Nation Washington Office

R.S.V.P. to Michelle Yerkin at by 11:00 am on Nov. 9th
If you are not a State Department employee, please include your Full Name and DOB for visitor pre-registration. Plan your arrival at least 15 minutes prior to the event and bring photo identification to clear through security at the entrance to the Harry S. Truman Building (HST) at 22nd and C Street NW.