Inside with the Institute for American Indian Studies & Give Local

There are many inspirational stories about how different museums, companies, and individuals are coping with the social distancing restrictions brought about as a result of COVID19. The Institute for American Indian Studies has a few stories of its own and launched a series called “Inside with IAIS” in March that will continue in April and May.

Back by popular demand and social distancing restrictions, the IAIS is continuing its video series “Inside with IAIS”. The educational staff at the Institute has pivoted from on-grounds educational programs to internet-based, distance learning programs that are entertaining and educational for the whole family. These programs will take place in April on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2 p.m. on Facebook.

On Wednesday, April 22 at 2 pm join Susan and Darlene for a look at two-eyed seeing and gardening. You will be amazed at what you can learn from plants. The highlight of this program is a look at Traditional Ecological Knowledge about plants and the lessons it can teach for our gardens today.​

On Friday, April, 24, education coordinator and storyteller, Darlene Kascak, STN, will share another story at 2 pm from the rabbit bag.

To round out the month of April, on Wednesday, April 29 at 2 pm join Assistant Director and Lead Curator Paul Wegner for an explanation of how archaeologists use ceramics to uncover hidden histories of the past.

Today also marks the beginning of Give Local that runs April 21 – 22. Your contribution to the Institute for American Indian Studies will help them teach important history. As an added bonus, this year they are also including a museum membership when you donate at the $50, $75 or $100+ level. Support your local Native American museum and enjoy all the benefits of membership! You’ll have until 7pm tomorrow (April 22nd) to donate! Click here and Give Local today.​

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