The Smithsonian Institution's First Americans Festival, being held in conjunction with the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian, starts today and continues through Sunday on the Mall between Third and Seventh streets. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-633-1000 or visit All schedules are subject to change. Here is today's schedule:

Four Directions Stage

1:15 p.m. Pamyua (Yup'ik/Inuit)

2 Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida)

2:45 Ulali (Tuscarora, Apache/Maya)

3 War Party (Cree)

5:30 Opening evening concert with Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree), Lila Downs (Mixtec), Rita Coolidge (Cherokee), Indigenous (Nakota) and Charlie Hill (Oneida)

Dance Circle Stage

1 p.m. Los Nativos de la Isla Taquile (Quechua) and Ccanto Scissor Dancers (Quechua)

2 Suurimmaanitchuat Dance Group (Inupiat)

3 Halau O Kekuhi (Native Hawaiian)

4 Buffalo Creek Dancers (Iroquois)

5 Advancement of Maori opportunities with Maori ambassadors from Te Wananga o Aotearoa (University of New Zealand) and Rangimarie Maori Cultural Group

Raven Stage (Storytelling)

1 p.m. Trudie Richmond (Schaghticoke)

1:30 Kungiler (Kuna)

2 Cochise Anderson (Chickasaw/Choctaw)

2:30 Dovie Thomason (Lakota/Kiowa-Apache)

3 Joe Cross (Caddo/Potawatomi) and Donna Couteau (Sac and Fox)

3:30 Trudie Richmond (Schaghticoke)

4 Kungiler (Kuna)

4:30 Cochise Anderson (Chickasaw/Choctaw)

5 Dovie Thomason (Lakota/Kiowa-Apache)

Harvest Stage (Musical Performance)

1 p.m. Ulali (Tuscarora, Apache/Maya)

2 Nukariik Throat Singers (Inuit)

3 Primeaux and Mike (Oglala/Yankton Sioux/Ponca and Navajo)

4 Suya from Upper Xingu region

5 Nukariik Throat Singers (Inuit)

Potomac Stage (Musical Performance)

1 p.m. Bannaba Project (Kuna)

2 St. Laurent Metis Dancers

3 Andes Manta (Chibcha/Mestizo)

4 Pamyua (Yup'ik/Inuit)

5 Bannaba Project (Kuna)

Workshop Stage

2 p.m. Yup'ik traditions with Chuna McIntyre (Yup'ik)

3 Drums and rattles with Rock Pipestem (Otoe-Missouria and Osage), Steve Darden (Navajo/Cheyenne/Swedish) and Arnold Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo)

4 Traditional Wampanoag clothing with Anita Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag)

Ongoing Demonstrations

Regalia making

Instrument making