Resolution on the Dakota Access Pipeline

The Board of the Museum of the American Indian in Novato CA wholly condemns the tactics being used at Standing Rock as a violation of the US Constitution and all International Agreements on Human Rights.  We categorically oppose the continuation of any and all work on the Dakota Access Pipeline.  We finally call on all Americans to support the joint efforts by Native Tribes in this struggle to protect Mother Earth from the flagrant excesses of the Fossil Fuel Industry.  Their actions jeopardize the ecology and put our sacred planet at risk for future generations.

--that water is a sacred public gift from Mother Earth whose purity must be protected.
--that none of the resources of the earth, including water, are a corporate right to exploit.
—that Sacred Sites, including burial grounds, graveyards and indigenous artifacts, are not a  corporate right to disturb without tribal involvement and consent. 
--that the Treaty of 1868 between the Sioux Nation and the United States of America yielded this land to the Sioux Nation.
--that the use of County and State police forces against this Treaty, the Sioux Nations and their supporters is immoral and should be halted immediately.

Unanimously Approved by Museum of the American Indian Board of Directors.
November 2016

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Current Exhibit: Braving Two Worlds, August 14, 2016 to February 19, 2017


Thank you to all the museum supporters and members who helped make our annual fundraiser a success. Despite a short wind storm in the middle of the event, we loved being outside under the redwoods. The dancers were wonderful and the grilled salmon delicious. We celebrated the museum’s work to honor Native American culture through art, song, dance, and food.



Students come from all over the Bay Area for Coast Miwok Class Tours


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The Museum of the American Indian is one of the cultural treasures of Marin County. Situated on an actual site of a Miwok Village, the Museum is devoted to Native American culture.

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The Museum's educational program presents classes that explore the history and culture of Native Americans in California and other regions of the country for both adults and children.

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HERITAGE DINNER - MAI Fundraiser - Enjoy a lovely evening in Miwok Park featuring native food and native storytellers.

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Museum Winter Solstice Store Sale
December 21, 2016 6:30pm to 8:30pm

No matter what our spiritual beliefs, or what part of the world we live, we all share the turning of the sun on the solstices. Winter Solstice on December 21 is the shortest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.

Indian teas will be served while you shop with unique items for the holidays.

A talk by Teresa Saltzman, archeologist, about ancient rock art sites that are in alignment with the solstices.

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July 9, 2016, Sunday 3:30 to 5:30
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The Marin Women's Hall of Fame, Class of 2015 has been selected, Colleen Hicks has played a significant role in keeping Native American heritage alive and educating the public about these magnificent cultures.





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