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Marshall McKay Seminar for Empowering Native Knowledge: Perspectives on Native Basketry

Saturday, November 18, 2023, 9:00am

Wells Fargo Theater

Free Admission (Museum Admission Included)
Reservations Recommended | Space is Limited

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About the Event

Named in honor of Marshall McKay, former Chairman of the Yoche Dehe Wintun Nation Tribal Council and the first Native person to serve as Chair of the Autry’s Board, the Marshall McKay Seminar seeks to empower Native knowledge by exploring topics that impact Indian Country—and beyond.

This year’s seminar will focus on Native basketry with an emphasis on revitalization and environmental resource management. Native basketweavers, knowledge keepers, scholars, and other experts will address these topics during a half-day seminar.

Can’t make it in person? This event will be live-streamed for our online audience.


  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am: Doors open; coffee and pastries available
  • 9:30 am - 9:45 am: Welcome remarks and keynote speaker
  • 10:00 am -11:20 am: Panel Conversation #1 with Q&A
  • 11:30 am -12:50 pm: Panel Conversation #2 with Q&A
  • 12:50 - 2:00 pm: Lunch

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

The Autry Museum in Griffith Park

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Located northeast of downtown, across from the Los Angeles Zoo.
Map and Directions

Free parking for Autry visitors.

Tuesday–Friday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Tuesday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.