Join the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC (and online!) during the fourth annual Living Earth Festival!
This annual festival celebrates indigenous contributions to environmental sustainability, knowledge and activism. Tribally-owned food cooperatives discuss sustainability and local farmers offer produce, meat and traditional American Indian foods in an outdoor farmers’ market, while local and Native chefs compete in an Iron Chef-style cook-off.
Speakers and presenters include the Environmental Protection Agency’s Tribal EcoAmbassadors from the Tohono O’odham Nation and Navajo Nation, speaking on grassroots efforts they are making to reduce their carbon footprint and provide housing for their local community.
Attend a sculpting workshop led by Lisan Tiger Blair (Mvskoke Creek) in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center, join Victoria Vazquez (Cherokee Nation) in a pottery demonstration, see amazing beadwork by Peggy Fontenot (Potawatomi) and enjoy an outdoor cooking demonstration by Patricia Alexander (Pawnee/Creek) or a cheese-making demonstration by Nancy Coonridge.
The festival also includes a live indoor concert featuring the talents of Quetzal Guerrero, She King and a performance by Grammy-award winning artists Ozomatli part of the Indian Summer Showcase concert series.