A brand new addition to the American Alliance of Museums!

Power Beyond Extraction

Programming Series and Day of Action in Pittsburgh

Alcatraz: An Unfinished Occupation

Canoe Journey and Programming Series in the Bay Area


Whale People: Protectors of the Sea

Exhibition by The Natural History Museum with the Lummi Nation

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Salmon People: Tracing Indigenous resistance across the Pacific Northwest

NHM Storytelling Fellow Ruth Miller (Łchavaya K’isen) will talk about a powerful visual narrative project we are developing. United by resistance to development projects that threaten cultural preservation and subsistence food systems, the Yupik, Alutiiq and Dena’ina peoples of Bristol Bay, the Lummi Nation, the Yurok Tribe and the Nez Perce Tribe enter into a regional dialogue through a digital storytelling initiative that unsettles Western conceptions of land, food, and object-hood.

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Envisioning an Internationalist Green New Deal

In this teach-in we will dig into the intersections between climate change and imperialism and make the case that, to be genuinely equitable, as well as effective, a Green New Deal must be international in scope and internationalist in vision.

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Indigenous climate justice: Ecological and relational tipping points

This webinar explores the profound effects colonialism, capitalism, and industrialization on the contemporary conditions for climate activism, underscoring one of the central questions for today: what does it truly mean to center environmental justice in our collective response to climate change?

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New outdoor exhibition and IMAX-style film venue

This weekend we debuted our new traveling, outdoor exhibition and IMAX-style film projection venue at Lummi Nation, with a presentation of “Whale People: Protectors of the Sea”.

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Welcoming two new team members!

We are thrilled to be working with two new team members, please join us in welcoming Storytelling Fellow Ruth Miller (Curyung Tribe) and Senior Research Fellow Mark Auslander. Sending socially distanced virtual elbow bumps their way.

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Summer 2020 Update

As a flexible, skunkworks framework, we’ve been working for years to model the museum of the future, one that aligns its interests with the needs of communities that are leading the fight for a safe and equitable future for all. As we bear witness to intensifying calls on society and our bedrock institutions to address systemic racism and inequality and to decolonize, this work has become all the more relevant.

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Award-Winning Media, from Cannes to AmDocs

Our award-winning films, exhibitions, journalism and events situate pressing contemporary concerns within broader narratives of science, culture and natural history, and provide on-ramps for people to take action and make an impact. This year our film Whale People: Protectors of the Sea won Best Environmental Film and Best Editing awards at international film festivals.

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