InWord Journeys



Native American Events
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah

(Call ahead to check for changes before you go.)

Navajo Dancer

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

JANUARY 2015

8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24
Native Trails
Presented by Fort Mcdowell Yavapai Nation to celebrate Native American culture with traditional music, arts and crafts, guest performances; Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ; http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/event/native-trails/

1
Transfer of the Canes
Various dances at most New Mexico pueblos, call ahead phone numbers at http://www.indianpueblo.org/

6
King's Day Celebration
Various dances at most New Mexico pueblos, call ahead phone numbers at http://www.indianpueblo.org/

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

10-11
Native American Fine Arts Festival
Traditional and contemporary art, entertainment, learning opportunities; Litchfield Elementary School, Litchfield, AZ; http://www.litchfield-park.org/index.aspx?NID=722

16-18
Cave Creek Indian Market
Southwestern artists and craftsmen; Stagecoach Village, Cave Creek, AZ; http://www.vermillionpromotions.com/festivals/5th-CCNAF.php

22-23
San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day
Vespers and evening firelight dances, Feast Day, and Buffalo, Comanche, and Deer Dances; San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM 505-455-2273

23
Shoe Game
Navajo winter night of playful teasing and song are used to teach this oral history game; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

23-25
Colorado Indian Market
Arts and crafts vendors, entertainment; Denver Merchandise Mart, Denver, CO; http://www.indianmarket.net/P7.html

25-Feb 15
American Indian Arts Exposition
Gem and mineral show, American Indian artists, demonstrations, sales; Tucson, AZ; http://www.usaindianinfo.com/expo.html

31
Rock Art and Archaeology of Ventana Cave
Old Pueblo Archaeology Center sponsored tour of Ventana cave on the Tohono O'odham Nation, departs from Pima Community College; Tucson, AZ; http://www.oldpueblo.org/events/

FEBRUARY 2015

12, 14, 19, 26, 28
Native Trails
Presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation to celebrate Native American culture with traditional song and dance, arts and crafts, food vendors; bring blankets and lawn chairs to Civic Center Park, Scottsdale, AZ; http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/event/native-trails/

Jan 29-Feb 1
Tohono O'odham Nation Rodeo and Fair
Carnival, traditional food and crafts, entertainment, parade, exhibits; Eugene P. Tashquinth Sr. Livestock Complex located 3 miles west of Sells, Arizona along State Route 86, Sells, AZ; http://www.tonation-nsn.gov/rodeo_fair.aspx

1-16
American Indian Arts Exposition
Native American artists, dancers and musicians from 80 tribal nations, demonstrations, food; Flamingo Quality Inn, Tucson, AZ; http://www.usaindianinfo.com/

2
Candelaria Day
Celebrations, traditional dances; Picuris Pueblo, NM; http://picurispueblo.org/9322.html

7
Skies of Our Ancestors
Learn about ancient ways of using the night sky for survival; Cerillos Hills State Park, Cerillos, NM; http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/CerillosHillsstatepark.html

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

13-22
Casa Grande Cowboy and Indian Days and O'Odham Tash
Parade, arts and crafts, carnival, All Indian rodeo; Casa Grande, AZ; http://casagrandecowboydays.com/

28
Native Now
Festival honoring Native Americans of Arizona with artists, music, dances and presentations; Deer Valley Rock Art Center, near Tempe, AZ; http://dvrac.asu.edu

MARCH 2015

5, 26, 28
Native Trails
Presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation to celebrate Native American culture with traditional song and dance, arts and crafts, food vendors; bring blankets and lawn chairs to Civic Center Park, Scottsdale, AZ; http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/event/native-trails/

5
Native Arts Walk
Galleries in Scottsdale Arts District celebrate Native American artists; Scottsdale, AZ; http://scottsdalegalleries,com/native-arts-artwalk/

7-8
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market
Juried competition, live mural painting, fashion walkabout, collecting tips, sale of art, music and dance performances, Native foods; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.heard.org/fair/

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

13-15
Mul-Chu-Tha Fair and Rodeo
Powwow, parade, carnival, vendors, rodeo; presented by Gila River Indian Community, AZ; http://www.mul-chu-tha.com

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

20
Spring Equinox Tour of Los Morteros and Picture Rock Petroglyphs
Archaeologist-led tour; contact Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, Tucson, AZ; http://www.oldpueblo.org/events/

21
Spring Art and Navajo Rug Auction
Traditional and contemporary Indian art auction and sale; Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://smokimuseum.org


Vista del Rio Archaeology Celebration
Demonstrations, hands-on activities, free children's activities; Vista del Rio Cultural Center, Tucson, AZ; http://www.oldpueblo.org/events/


Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction
Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://www.smokimuseum.org/calendar.htm

20-22
Denver March Powwow
Intertibal contest with dancers and singers, vendors, and food; Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO; http://denvermarchpowwow.org/

28
American Indian Student Art Show and Sale
National event showcases artists in grades 7-12, juried competition; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://heard.org/event/student-art/

28-29
Southwest Indian Art Fair
Top-quality art by Native artists of the area, demonstrations, dance performances, music; Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ; http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/public/

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