This special symposium celebrates the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian’s landmark exhibition, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, and the notable book of the same title that accompanies the exhibition. In this segment, Tim Johnson, the symposium moderator, welcomes the audience. Tim Johnson (Mohawk) is Associate Director for Museum Programs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Johnson manages a department that encompasses all aspects of the visitor experience, from exhibitions, education, publications, symposia, and lectures to cultural and performing arts programs. Previously, Johnson served as executive editor of Indian Country Today, where, over the course of six years, he led the remaking of the publication into the nation’s leading American Indian newspaper, noted for its original reporting, analysis, and commentary on matters of American Indian policy and its steadfast defense of American Indian economic interests. This symposium was recorded in the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. on September 18. 2014.