Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Hosts Living Earth Festival 2023: Native Nations Confronting Climate Change

By East City Art Editorial Team on April 17, 2023

Sat, April 22 2023 — Sun, April 23 2023

Colorado River Sign at Hite Crossing in Utah. Photo by kojihirano
Event: Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 from 10am to 5pm

Living Earth Festival 2023Native Nations Confronting Climate Change

From water scarcity to floods and erosion, Native nations are addressing climate change across Indian Country. During the Living Earth Festival, join the museum for a weekend of conversations, demonstrations, and artmaking to learn how Indigenous communities are stepping forward with aggressive plans to protect their ways of life.

Throughout the weekend, visitors can hear directly from Indigenous climate and agriculture experts as they discuss how their communities have always demonstrated respect for the Earth with sustainability in mind. Presenters show how traditional knowledge and practices are being adapted to a changing climate and feed the world’s growing population at the same time. Working artists will engage visitors in communal artmaking using found materials once destined for landfills to create new and unique works of art.

National Museum of the American Indian
National Mall
Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW