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Most of my year is spent performing in elementary schools. However, my programs are not limited to just children. I have made presentations at various government agencies such as the VA hospital in Baltimore, United States Department of Agriculture, Army Research Lab, Government Printing Office, The Architect of the Capitol, and the Federal Communications Commission.

I have performed at various museums and cultural centers such as the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian's Discovery Theater, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, and the Baltimore American Indian Center Heritage Museum. I have also made presentations at colleges and universities, libraries, assisted living communities, hospitals, and nursing homes.
We Are Still Here
In this program I discuss with my audience the many "solutions", from first contact to the present, that have been attempted and implemented to take care of the "Indian problem". I cover land theft, disease, war, missionaries, boarding schools, the Allotment Act, the Termination Act, the Relocation program, the illegality of Native religions until recently, and more. I also discuss the ways some Native Americans are trying to reclaim their heritage. I make it evident that no matter what has happened, Indian people have survived, will survive, and are here to stay.

Time will be allotted at the end of the program (and during) for questions & answers and discussion. A short film entitled "Life Between Two Worlds" will also be shown during the program.

Running Time: 60 minutes

Single and Back-to-Back programs are available.
The Trail of Tears: The Cherokee Removal
A compelling historical account of the Cherokee Removal from their Native homeland in 1838 but which started well before that. Facts, figures, names, and places, are woven into the story of the tragedy that has become known as The Trail of Tears. I will also discuss the impact that The Removal still has on the Cherokee people today.

Time is allotted at the end for questions & answers and discussion.

Running Time: 60 minutes

Single and Back-to-Back programs are available.
I Live In a House Not a Tipi, Thank You

Native Americans exist in the present day, and this program will dispel myths and misconceptions created by television, movies, history books, novels, and the educational system.Through the use of stories and biographies of famous contemporary Natives, personal and family stories, discussion about contemporary life, both good and bad, of Native people on reservations and urban settings, the audience will understand that Native people are real people and still exist.

Three short videos will be shown as part of the programs; "What We Are Not", "What We Are", and "Life Between Two Worlds". Time is allotted at the end for questions & answers.

Running Time: 60 minutes

Single and Back-to-Back programs are available.

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This Page Last Updated: June 19, 2014
The Tacit Tome: Film Screening and Discussion

"The Tacit Tome" is a 51 minute documentary made by my son Zach Greenbaum.The film explores the many facets of Native American culture focusing it's lens on storytelling traditions. The film follows me from festivals to private interviews as I discuss trying to keep the storytelling traditions alive, as well as interviews with other Native and non Native people.

Prior to viewing the film Zach and I will give a brief discussion about the film itself and traditions in the modern world. After the film there will be a discussion/question and answer period about the film and topics within it.
The film was shown last year at the Baltimore American Indian Center Museum as part of an exhibition entitled "Stories in Form" which ran from 4/26/13 through 9/26/13. To view a "trailer" for the film click here.
Running Time: 1 1/2 - 2 hours, depending upon your time restraints.