The native nations ‘Inaugural Ball’ is on Monday Jan. 21, 2013 at 7 p.m. It will be held at the ‘National Museum of the American Indian’ (NMAI) on the ‘national mall’ at Washington, D.C. - Tickets for the Ball cost $1,000 each and are non-transferable. Deadline for buying tickets is Jan. 10, 2013 & you can purchase those tickets at the official website of NMAI. The ‘National Congress on American Indians’ Inaugural Ball information is right here - “On the occasion of the inauguration of the President of the United States - Join the Smithsonian's ‘National Museum of the American Indian’ in the celebration. Just steps from the U.S. Capitol - the museum is the perfect venue to recognize and acknowledge our Native Nations' engagement in the governance of the U.S. and their defense of tribal self governance and self determination.”
According to the invitation I just received in my Email box. Native American actor - Chaske Spencer will be the master of ceremonies. The chosen entertainment for this gala event includes these artists - 1491s - Gabriel Ayala - Gerry Barrett - The Grascals - Murray Porter Band - Martha Redbone - Crystal Shawanda - DJ Kiss Zuni.
On Monday Jan. 21, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be the ‘Inaugural Ball’ viewing reception. ‘Casual’ attire clothing is required for this reception. It will feature light refreshments & access to the museum's ‘Potomac Atrium’ with the indoor live broadcasting of the inauguration.
The Native Nations - ‘Inaugural Ball’ follows the reception from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. - ‘Black Tie’ or ‘Traditional Indian Dress’ clothing is required for this event. A buffet dinner will be served & after-hours access to the museum exhibitions along with live entertainment & dancing.
According to the invitation - “All proceeds from the Ball support new educational programs and exhibitions in 2013 - helping to correct misperceptions about Native history and affirming the relevance and impact of Native Americans past and present. Over the next several years - the museum will open a series of major exhibitions that feature topic like treaties and boarding schools. The ‘National Education Initiative’ will launch and influence what schools teach about Native Americans in elementary and high schools. With your support - The NMAI can become the national platform for the discussion of topics relevant to tribal nations both in the Museums at Washington, D.C. - New York - and in communities across the country.”
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