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Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
4th St. and Independence Ave. SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20013
Join us for the eighth annual Living Earth Festival celebrating the bounty and wisdom of the Earth. The festival will feature daily cooking presentations highlighting cacao as the featured ingredient, artist demonstrators, and dance performances by the Southern Ute Bear Dancers from Ignacio, Colorado.
Festival schedule: nmai.si.edu/sites/1/files/pdf/events/2017-LEF.pdf
Artists taking part this year include Mi’kmaq bead and textile artist Karen Hodge Russell, Potawatomi traditional potter Pahponee, Tlingit hide painter Margie Morris, Mayan cacao growers Julio and Heliodora Saqui, and traditional Mayan potters Josefa Canto and Timotea Mesh. Isleta farmer Joseph Jaramillo will speak to traditional farming practices and the heirloom food products he grows.