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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Like The Waters, We Rise: Climate Justice in Print

The Natural History Museum is pleased to take part in this group exhibition Like the Waters, We Rise, featuring a selection of print-based work that documents the contemporary Climate Justice Movement (2005-present), which is in truth a movement made up of movements, illuminating the many struggles, flashpoints, and victories by which communities have taken collective action.

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The Occupation of Alcatraz

A conversation with two original Alcatraz Occupiers about the context in which the Occupation occurred; energy and intent behind the Occupation; immediate impacts of the Occupation on policy, politics and culture in Indian Country; and reasons the Occupation is equally relevant 50 years later. Moderator Julian Brave NoiseCat (Canin Lake Band Tsq’escen), Narrative Change Director for The Natural History Museum, will also discuss contemporary Indigenous activism.

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The Indigenous Canoe Movement

A conversation with three Indigenous leaders from across North America rebuilding canoe and maritime traditions in their own communities. All will also speak to the challenges and positive impacts of canoe culture on Indigenous communities and the environmental movement.

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From the Blog

The Natural History Museum is Growing!

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of The Natural History Museum team! We are excited, honored and humbled to be working with a rapidly growing dream team of community organizers, historians, anthropologists, scientists and narrative-change leaders invested in transforming our institutions of science, history, nature and culture.

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We’re hiring! Senior Native Organizer position with The Natural History Museum

We are seeking a Senior Native Organizer to join us in our mission to transform museums of science and natural history. The successful candidate will work with our team to guide sympathetic museums toward becoming more effective allies of Native-led struggles to protect land, water, cultural heritage and our collective future.

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New exhibition: Whale People, Protectors of the Sea

We’re pleased to announce the debut of Whale People: Protectors of the Sea, a new traveling exhibition and multi-channel short film that tells the story of today’s environmental emergency through the

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Museum Magazine: The Right Side of History

Our feature article in the Summer 2018 issue of Museum Magazine, published by the American Alliance of Museums, explores how museums can support Native-led climate justice initiatives.

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