Native American Cultural Symposium, Outdoor Film Series set for June 2-4


Editor’s note: The event featured in this article occurred in 2017, but you’ll find this and other great happenings for the current year on our Events page.

The Museum of Native American History in Bentonville will host its debut Native American Cultural Symposium and Outdoor Film Series on June 2 – 4 with the theme, “The Wisdom of Black Elk’s Reunification Prophecies and Environmental Awareness.”

The Symposium will feature noted speakers, authors, and performers, including:

John Inmon

The Symposium will also offer a writer’s workshop focused on indigenous writers, followed by a film workshop for youth hosted by Celia Xavier from Tribal TV. A “Prairie to Table” dining experience will be held on the lawn with food by Chef Justus Moll of Rivergrille Steakhouse benefiting Downtown Bentonville, Inc.

The Outdoor Film Series features a film on the museum’s lawn on three consecutive Saturday’s, the first showing during the Symposium. Playing on the big screen will be:

The rain date for the film series is Saturday, June 24. For the full schedule and time of symposium events, follow announcements on and the museum’s Facebook page,, call 479-273-2456 or email [email protected].