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Native American Events
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah

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Navajo Dancer

YEAR ROUND
Weekends
Native dances and art demonstrations
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM


AUGUST 2016

2
Persingula Feast Day
Jemez Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

4
St. Dominic Feast Day
Corn dances; Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

5-7
Pecos Conference
Archaeologists, Native Americans, students, and the general public discuss new Southwestern archaeological research; Alpine, AZ; http://pecosconference.com/

6
Suvoyuki Day
Corn roast, morning run, artist demonstrations, archaeological info, tours, and tribal dances; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

6-7
Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture
Artists, traditional music and dances, cultural talks; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://musnaz.org/educational-programs/heritage-program-festivals/

9-10
San Lorenzo Feast Day
Catholic mass, procession and sunset dance, morning foot races, afternoon dances and pole climbing, food, and artists; Picuris Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


San Lorenzo Feast Day
Traditional dances, arts and crafts vendors, food; Village of Acomita, Acoma Pueblo, NM; http://www.acomaskycity.org/main.html?pgid=39&month=8&year=2014&calendar=all

11-14
Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial
All-Indian rodeo, parades, Indian Village, art and food sales, tribal dances; Red Rock State Park, Gallup, NM; http://gallupceremonial.com/

12
Santa Clara Feast Day
Santa Clara Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


Assumption of Our Blessed Mother's Feast Day
Corn Dances; Zia Pueblo, NM 505-867-3304; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


Mesita Village Feast
Harvest and other dances; Laguna Pueblo, NM 505-552-6654; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/


Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

12-15
Whitehawk Antique Art Show
Native American art from around the country; Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.whitehawkshows.com/

13-14
Zuni Cultural Arts Expo
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

13-14
Saint Augustine Feast Day
Morning mass, procession and various dances; Isleta Puelbo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

18
Full Moon Viewing and Archaeoastronomy Program
Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

18-19
Wheelwright Museum Auctions
Silent and live auctions of historic and contemporary Native American art to benefit the museum; Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, NM; http://wheelwright.org/events/

20-21
Santa Fe Indian Market
Juried competition, dances, food, Native American artists exhibit and sell their work; Santa Fe, NM; http://www.swaia.org/

25-28
National Parks Free Day
To celebrate National Park Services birthday; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

28-29
Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Must register, space limited; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/events.htm


SEPTEMBER 2016

1-3
Zuni Fair
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

2
San Estevan Feast Day
Harvest Dance; Old Acoma Pueblo, NM; http://sccc.acomaskycity.org


Night Sky Archaeology
Learn about the astronomy of the Ancestral Puebloans and view the night sky; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

2-4
Totah Festival Indian Market and Contest Powwow
Juried art, arts and crafts vendors, powwow, Navajo rug auction; Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.farmingtonnm.org/pages/events.html

4
San Augustine Feast Day
Harvest Dance; Isleta Pueblo, NM 505-869-3111; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

6-11
Navajo Nation Fair
Rodeo, concerts, Miss Navajo Nation Pageant; Window Rock, AZ; http://navajopeople.org/blog/navajo-nation-fair/

8
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Feast Day
Dances; San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM and Encinal Village on Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

9
Full Moon Viewing and Archaeoastronomy Program
Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php


Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

10
Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow
Dance competitions, hands-on activities, food, art vendors; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO 720-913-0130

17-18
Pojoaque River Art Studio Tours
Reception and silent auction, tour traditional communities and artists' studios; Pojoaque Pueblo, NM and Nambe Puelbo, NM; http://www.pojoaqueriverarttour.com/

18
Tour de Acoma
100-, 50-, and 15-mile bike rides on pueblo land normally closed to the public; Acoma Pueblo, NM and Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.tourdeacoma.com/new.html

23
Autumnal Equinox Sunrise Program
Sunrise program begins at dawn at Sun Tower and ends at Stone Basin. Reservations required; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php


Autumn Equinox Sunrise
Gates open at 6 am, reservations required; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/events.htm

24
National Parks Free Day
To celebrate National Park Services birthday; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

25
St. Elizabeth's Feast Day
Dances; Village of Paguate, Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/


Museum Hill Day
Various activities, face painting, storytelling, collage workshop, treasure hunts in the museums; Santa Fe, NM; http://wheelwright.org/events/

23-25
Prescott Intertribal Powwow
Native song and dance, social powwow, vendors, food; Watson Lake Park, Prescott, AZ; http://www.prescottpowwow.org/

25-26
Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Must register, space limited; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/events.htm

30
San Geronimo Feast Day
Vespers on the eve, feast day dances, pole climb, foot race, art fair; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events


OCTOBER 2016

Sept 29-Oct 1
Colorado River Indian Tribes Indian Days Celebration
Fair, powwow, food, arts and crafts; Manataba Park fairgrounds, Parker, AZ; http://www.crit-nsn.gov/

Sept 29-Oct 2
Northern Navajo Nation Fair
Dancing, song and dance competition, rodeo, parade, carnival, Indian market and more at the oldest annual Navajo Fair; fairgrounds, Shiprock, NM; http://www.nnnfair2016.com/

1
Archaeo-Astronomy Program
5:30 lecture linking pictographs and astronomical events in Arizona, telescopes set up for sky viewing; Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/find/calendar.html


Native American Children's Pageant
Children perform in traditional dress, 10 a.m.; MetroCenter Mall, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.nativehealthphoenix.org/childrens-pageant


American Indian Arts Festival
Traditional and contemporary art sales, music, food and dances; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://indianpueblo.org/

2-11
Balloon Fiesta
Various activities at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center during the annual Balloon Fiesta; Albuquerque, NM; http://indianpueblo.org/

3-4
St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day
Vespers, procession and bonfire the evening prior. Buffalo and Deer dances and vendors after morning mass; Nambe Pueblo, NM; http://nambefalls.fatcow.com/nambeevents.htm

8
Ancient Way Fall Festival
Festival and arts market; Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm


Fall Navajo Song and Dance
Closes out the Navajo Nation Fair season; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter


Native American Connections
Parade from 3rd and Oak to to Steele Indian School Park, art, music, and dance; Native Health Center, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.visitphoenix.com/event/native-american-connections-parade/107350/

8-9
Hopi Arts and Crafts Market
Cultural events, artists, food; Hopi Veterans Memorial Center, Kykotsmovi, AZ; http://hopiputavi.net/index.html


Chandler Indian Art Market
Cultural festival with Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship program, artists, food and entertainment; Chandler, AZ; http://www.chandler.gov/default.aspx?pageid=771


Jemez Open Air Market
Traditional dances, art vendors, food market, demonstrations; Walatowa Visitor Center, Jemez Pueblo, NM; http://www.jemezpueblo.com/Schedule_of_Events.aspx

10
Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
Story, song and dance presented by Native youth; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

13-16
Western Navajo Fair
5K fun run/walk, powwow, rodeo; Fairgrounds, Tuba City, AZ; http://navajopeople.org/blog/western-navajo-fair-schedule-of-events/

14
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

15
Apache Jii Day
Singing, dancing including crown and hoop dancers, food, storytelling, street fair, arts and crafts by various tribes; Globe, AZ 928-425-4495; http://globeaz.usachamber.com/custom2.asp?pagename=calendar


National Archaeology Day
Learn to flint-knap, throw an atlatl, grind corn, view collections and demonstrations; Center for New Mexico Archaeology, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.nmarchaeology.org


International Archaeology Day
Archaeology demonstrations, hands-on activities, tours; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/1386

15-16
Tuuvi Gathering
Hopi social dances, artists, food; Moenkopi Legacy Inn Conference Center, Tuba City, AZ; http://www.experiencehopi.com

17
St. Margaret Mary's Feast Day
Harvest and Social dances; Village of Paraje, Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

23
Petroglyph Tour
Tour to sites not usually open to the public. Your vehicle required. Call 928-289-4106 to reserve place; Homolovi State Park, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/find/calendar.html

30
AISES Powwow
Dancing, food, arts and crafts vendors; Lory Student Center, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO; http://www.nacc.colostate.edu/


NOVEMBER 2016

5
Homolovi IV Pueblo Tour
Guided tour of the oldest pueblo in park, which is usually closed to visitors. Reservations at 928-289-4106; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/find/calendar.html


Navajo Rug And American Indian Art Auction
Tips about collecting and live auction, traditional food; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/rug-auctions/

11
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com


National Park Free Day
Entrance fee waived to all national parks and monuments in honor of Veteran's Day; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm


Giving Thanks For Our Veterans
Annual dinner honoring veterans; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter


Veteran's Day Gourd Dance and Community Potluck
Bring a dish to share, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/

11-13
Adopt A Native Elder Rug Show and Sale
Arts and crafts sales, ceremonial blankets, Princess Pageant, Navajo Grandma Idol contest, dances, demonstrations, entertainment, proceeds go directly to the weavers; Snow Park Lodge, Park City, UT; http://www.anelder.org/index.php?ID=911&XID=911:897:0:0:012

12
Veteran's Day Weekend Powwow
Powwow, arts and crafts, food; library lawn, ASU West Campus, Glendale, AZ; http://outreach.asu.edu/west/pow-wow


San Diego Feast Day
Various harvest dances; Tesuque, Pojoaque, and Jemez Pueblos, NM 505-983-2667 http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

19
American Indian Art and Artifact Appraisall Day
Experts appraise art and offer information about artists and materials; Heard Museum Phoenix, AZ;; http://heard.org


American Indian Arts Fest
Music and dance, carving, demonstrations, traditional food; Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge, AZ; http://www.nps.gov/cagr/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

24
Christmas Light Parade
Zuni Pueblo, NM 505-782-7238; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

25
Holiday Toy Drive
Concert, performances, arts and crafts, free admission to Arizona Science Center with unwrapped toy or clothing for newborn to age 17; Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.n8tvevents.com/


DECEMBER 2016

2
Pueblo Shop and Stroll
Holiday bazaar, arts and crafats for children, Native dances, luminarias; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

3
Christmas Bazaar
Arts and crafts, food, sponsored by Denver Christian Indian Center; Hillcrest Christian Church, Denver, CO; http://www.denvercic.org/235723.html

4
Lights of Kuaua
Luminarias light the ruins and grounds, children's activities, music, traditional Pueblo dancing, food, bonfire; Coronado Historic Site, Bernalillo, NM; https://kuaua.com/

5-Jan 8
Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest
Gingerbread houses inspired by Pueblo buildings; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

9
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com/

10
Light Among the Ruins
Farolitos among the ruins, Native American flute music and dancers perform between the bonfires,traditional food; Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs, NM; http://www.jemezsprings.org/


Young Native Artists Winter Show
Demonstrations and sale of arts and crafts made by children and grandchildren of artists of the Governor's Portal Program; Meem Community Room, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.museumofnewmexico.org/calendar.php?month=12

10-11
Pueblo Grande Indian Market
Music and dance performances, artist demonstrations, shopping, traditional food, film screenings; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.puebloegrande.org/indian-market/

11-12
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
Vespers the night before, procession and dances; Pojoaque Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

12
Guadalupe Feast Day
Matachina dances, art vendors; Jemez Pueblo plaza, NM; http://jemezpueblo.com/Schedule_of_Events.aspx

16-18
Santa Fe Winter Indian Market
Music, food and shopping; La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.swaia.org/

18
A View into the Collection
Tour led by collections specialist into the center's vault; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

23
Navajo Children's Live Nativity
Drive-thru experience; Four Corners Home for Children, Farmington, NM; http://www.navajoministries.org/

24-25
Procession of the Virgin
Christmas eve bonfires, Deer or Matachines Dances on Christmas day; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events


Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Many New Mexico pueblos celebrate with processions, midnight mass and traditional dances; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

24-28
Christmas Celebration
Luminarias line road from scenic viewpoint to Sky City on Christmas eve; starting Christmas day traditional dances at San Estevan del Rey Mission on the mesa; Acoma Pueblo, NM; http://www.acomaskycity.org

26-30
Holidays at the Heard
Music and dance performances, traditional food, artists' demonstrations; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://heard.org/event/holidays/


JANUARY 2017

1
Transfer of the Canes
Various dances at most pueblos in New Mexico to transfer canes of power to the new Pueblo Tribal Officials. Check Indian Pueblo Culture Center website for information; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

6
King's Day Celebration
Various dances at many pueblos in New Mexico to honor new Pueblo Tribal officials. Check Indian Pueblo Culture Center website for information; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

13
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com/

14-15
Native American Fine Arts Festival
Traditional and contemporary art, entertainment, demonstrations, learning opportunities; Litchfield Town Center, Litchfield Park, AZ; http://www.litchfieldparkgathering.com/

20-22
Cave Creek Indian Market
Southwestern arts and crafts; Stagecoach Village, Cave Creek, AZ; http://www.vermillionpromotions.com/festivals/5th-CCNAF.php

22
Shoe Game
Winter night of playful teasing and song to teach this oral history game; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

20-22
Colorado Indian Market
Arts and crafts vendors, entertainment; Denver Merchandise Mart, Denver, CO; http://www.indianmarket.net/P7.html

22-23
San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day
Vespers and evening firelight dances, Buffalo, Comanche and Deer Dances; San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

25
St. Paul's Feast Day
Various dances; Picuris Pueblo and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblos, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

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