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This land was made for you and me, but it used to belong to someone else. In a sense, it still does. Although mines, parks, and subdivisions continue to claim the landscape, Native Americans retain a strong bond with the country somebody decided to name for an Italian. My Land, Your Land, Our Land: Representations of Native American Loss and Renewal begins with a video by New Mexico filmmaker Fidel Moreno, in which young people from various Amerindian tribes discuss their links to their ancestral lands, a subject that will be further explored in the panel discussion to follow. The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Sharon Blackwell, National Museum of the American Indian art curator Truman Lowe, artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and federal Indian law specialist Wilson Pipestem will address contemporary Indian culture. The program complements the current exhibition, “Native Land: Photographs from the Robert G. Lewis Collection.” At 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Hammer Auditorium, 500 17th St. NW. Free. (202) 639-1700. (Mark Jenkins)