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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


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/


FEBRUARY 2017

Jan 27-Feb 8
American Indian Arts Exposition
Native American artists, dancers and musicians, demonstrations, food from 80 tribal nations; Flamingo Quality Inn, Tucson, AZ; http://www.xpopress.com/show/profile/20/american-indian-arts-exposition

2
Candelaria Day
Celebrations, traditional dances; Picuris and San Felipe Puelbos, NM; http://www.santafe.org

11
Fire, Stones, and the Brilliance of Love
Conversations with Native female jewelers; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org


Hopi/Navajo Art Fair
Hopi Cultural Center, Second Mesa, AZ; http://www.discovernavajo.com/calendar.aspx

11-12
World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
Contest with over 70 top dancers from the U.S. and Canada, American Indian food; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.heard.org/hoop/

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

13-14
Valentine's Day Arts and Crafts Show
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.ashiwi.org/

18-19
Casa Grande Cowboy and Indian Days and All Indian O'Odham Tash Rodeo
Rodeo, parade, arts and crafts, carnival; Casa Grande, AZ; http://casagrandecowboydays.com/

19
Archaeology Hike
View ancient features and hear stories of pre-Columbian people in Red Rock State Park; Sedona, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/RERO/


MARCH 2017

4
Arizona Archaeology Expo
Hands-on archaeology booths, arts and jewelry programs and sales; Tohono O'odham National Cultural Center and Museum, Sells, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/press/2016/PR_12-08-16.html

4-5
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market
Juried competition, live mural painting, fashion walkabout, tips for collectors, music and dance performances, food, sale of weavings, jewelry, sculpture, paintings, pottery, carvings, and baskets; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.heard.org/fair/

5
O'odham Tash Cultural Celebration
Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori, AZ; http://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-search.htm

10-12
Mul-Chu-Tha Fair and Rodeo
Rodeo, carnival, fair, parade, powwow, vendors; Gila River Indian Community, Sacaton, AZ; http://mul-chu-tha.com/

11-12
Wa:k Pow Wow
San Xavier Mission del Bac Church, Tucson, AZ; http://www.facebook.com/wakpowwow

11
Ancient Technology Day
Hands-on activities, food, tours of Park of the Four Waters, cooking and tool-making demonstrations; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/

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

16
Toadlena Trading Post and Museum
Hear the story of the trading post on the Navajo Reservation and meet some of the weavers; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.museumofnewmexico.org/

19
St. Joseph Feast Day
Harvest and other dances; Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

24-26
Denver March Powwow
Intertribal contest dancers and singers, storytellers, vendors and food; Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO; http://denvermarchpowwow.org/

25-27
American Indian Student Art Show
Juried art show and sale of works by students in grades 7-12 from around the country; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://heard.org/event/student-art/


APRIL 2017

1
Tsu'vo Trail Hike
Ranger-led hike to see petroglyphs; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events

8
Gathering of Carvers
Hopi carvers sell their carvings, musical performances, drawing for katsina doll; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://heard.org/event/katsina-market/

8-9
NCIPA Spring Powwow
Contest dancing, arts and crafts vendors, food concessions; Northside Aztlan Community Center, Fort Colllins, CO; http://ncipa.weebly.com/powwow.html

9
Seasons of Growth Gardening Class
Hands-on learning about traditional farming methods; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

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

15-16
National Park Entrance Days
Entrance fees waived at all national parks; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

16
Easter Sunday Dances
Dances at many New Mexico Pueblos; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/pueblos/


Archaeology Hike
Hike to various sites and hear stories of Native Americans who lived there and cultural context of the Sinagua people; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events

21-23
ASU (Arizona State Museum) Spring Competition Powwow
Intertribal dancing, food, arts and crafts; Arizona State University band practice field, Tempe, AZ; http://powwow.asu.edu

22
Mother Earth Day at the Resilience Garden
Indian Pueblo Cultural Education team will guide volunteers in work in the traditional garden; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/


Petroglyph Tour and Hike
Ranger-led tour to see petroglyphs; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events

22-23
National Park Entrance Days
Entrance fees waived at all national parks; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

24-30
American Indian Week
Pueblo Days, dances, artists, hands-on activities, demonstrations, art and food vendors; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

27-29
Gathering of Nations
Contest dancing, Miss Indian World talent presentation at Albuquerque Convention Center, powwow, Indian Traders Market with authentic native food, arts and crafts; Tingley Coliseum/Expo New Mexico State fair grounds, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.gatheringofnations.com/


MAY 2017

1
San Felipe Pueblo Feast Day
Food and Corn Dance; San Felipe Pueblo, NM 505-867-3381

3
Santa Cruz Feast Day
Public dance; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events-2

6
Native American Art Auction
Contemporary and antique art auction to benefit Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, crafts and food vendors; Gallup Community Service Center, Gallup, NM; http://www.friendsofhubbell.org/event/spring-friends-of-hubbell-auction/


Zuni Main Street Festival
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

7
Santa Maria Feast Day
Feast day activities; Acoma Pueblo, NM; http://www.acomaskycity.org/

12
Mother's Day/Graduation Arts and Crafts Market
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm


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

Spring Mini-Contest Powwow
Dances, art and food vendors; Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn,org/345/Indian-Center

Memorial Gourd Dance
10 am to 8 pm, White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers perform a fire dance to close the ceremony at 8:30 pm, historic dance not seen here in this magnitude since 1868; Bosque Redondo Memorial, Ft. Sumner, NM; http://nmmonuments.org/calendar?&eventid=3199&view=detail

19
Night Sky Viewing
Archaeoastronomy program and Native American flute music. Reservations required; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/

20-21
Tesoro's Indian Market and Powwow
Traditional dance, demonstrations, juried art, food; The Fort Restaurant, Morrison, CO; http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org/indian-market-and-powwow/

21
Archaeology Hike
Hike to various sites and hear stories of Native Americans who lived there and cultural context of the Sinagua people; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events

22
Dig Kuaua
Explore the ruins with archaeologists; Corondao Historic Site, Bernalillo, NM; http://nmmonuments.org/calendar?&eventid=3211&view=detail

26-27
Ute Bear Dance
Southern Ute Reservation, Sky Ute Fairgrounds, Ignacio, CO; http://www.southernute-nsn.gov/2017/03/bear-dance-pow-wow/

26-28
Native Treasures
Museum-quality art show and sale sponsored by Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.nativetreasures.org

27-28
Zuni Heritage Festival of Arts and Culture
A:shiwi (Zuni) people share dance and music, art, language, vendors; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://musnaz.org/


Jemez Red Rocks Arts and Crafts Sale
Jemez Pueblo, NM 575-834-7235

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