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Indigenous Voices of the Americas is co-produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Curatorial Working Group

Michelle Delaney, Rebecca Fenton, Shawn Termin, Lead Curators

Cristina Díaz-Carrera, Curator

Pablo Molinero Martinez, Arlene Reiniger, Program Coordinators

Natalie Amador Solis, Latinx Curatorial Assistant

Betty Belanus, Cynthia Benitez, Amalia Córdova, Hali Dardar, James Deutsch, Catherine Gierke, Marjorie Hunt, Halena Kapuni-Reynolds, Sojin Kim, Hayes Lavis, Mary Linn, Justin Mugits, Christopher Turner, Cynthia Vidaurri, Curatorial Working Group

Andrea Mayorga, Program Assistant

Madeline Armstrong, Bea Barnes, Lili Dowell, Sophia Fedus, Kamila Galvez Molina, Kailee Hall, Aria Kupperstein, Jillianne Lim, Eloy Neira de la Cadena, Sitalin Sánchez Acevedo, Antonio Silva, Devon Szczepkowicz, Noelani Talamoni, Gabriella Velasquez, Program Interns

Liliana Caracoza Lopez, Community Engagement Coordinator

Sabrina Lynn Motley, Festival Director


Yolanda Alcorta, Betto Arcos, Elaine Bomberry (Anishinaabe/Cayuga, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory), Groˆ Mirawê (Diné), Camila Bryce-Laporte, Burt Correa (Taíno), Fernando Gumeta-Gómez, Diana Hendrickson, Emil Her Many Horses, Gustavo Hinojosa Arango, Halena Kapuni-Reynolds (Kanaka ‘Ōiwi), Demián Ortiz Maciel, Anya Montiel, Marcia Ostashewski, Rachelle Pablo (Diné), Christine Panther (Kiowa/Quapaw/Absentee Shawnee), Michelle Sauve (St. Regis Mohawk), Christopher Turner, Emily Uruchima (Kichwa Kañari), Cynthia Vidaurri, Amanda Villa Pereira


Indigenous Voices of the Americas is made possible in part by support from Bank of America and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. Additional support comes from the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Heritage Center, Ford Motor Company, and the Embassy of Canada to the United States, in Washington, D.C.

The program received federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center; the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the National Museum of the American Latino; and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative Pool, administered by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum.

Support for lacrosse activities comes from DeMaurice Smith.

Promotional support for the Festival is provided by Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Outfront Media, WMATA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Premier Lacrosse League Assists, and Destination DC.

In-kind program support comes from Inter-American Foundation; Embassy of Chile, Washington, D.C.; and the Mexican Cultural Institute. Other in-kind support comes from Bark Barbecue Cafe (Stevensville, Maryland), Compass Coffee, LMNT, MOM’s Organic Market (Ivy City), Vigilante Coffee, and WellBefore.

Select participants are hosted in partnership with the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage’s Cultural Vitality Program and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

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