Free Admission Saturday at National Museum of the American Indian - see INFO below. The physical foundation is certainly impressive, but the intellectual and philosophical groundwork of the NMAI is just as important. This metaphysical foundation was built by Native thinkers, Native culture bearers, and Native artists. That is why we try in every endeavor to speak authentically and to present Native peoples' deeply held understandings of their own cultures and histories. The foundations are firm; the NMAI is ready to move forward with the job for which it was created. Our objective is no less than to change what the world knows about the Native peoples of the Americas and Hawaii. We seek to bring the Native voice into every school, every library, every university, indeed every home. Most Americans will never enter our museum, yet because of the digital revolution in communications we can reach them all. The three extraordinary facilities of this institution were built through the determination and intellect of very special people who led the NMAI through its youth. Because of their ideas and their toil, we have the firmest conceivable foundation for promoting the beauty of Native culture and expression, the role of Native peoples in Western and world history, and their ongoing contributions to humanity. More Info below.