InWord Journeys



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


APRIL 2015

2, 4
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/

3, 4
Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Must register, space limited; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=645326-452862

5
Easter Sunday Dances
At many pueblos in New Mexico; http://indianpueblo.org/19pueblos/index.html

10
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

10-11
Trails of the Ancients Geotourism Fair
Native American dance groups, arts and crafts booths, demonstrations, archaeological and historical presentations; Sky City Cultural Center, Acoma Pueblo, NM; http://www.acomaskycity.org/

10-12
San Juan College Contest Powwow
Dances, art and food vendors; Farmington, NM; http://www.farmingtonnm.org/pages/events.html

11
Gathering of Carvers
Hopi carvers sell traditional and modern-style carvings, musical performances, drawing for katsina carving; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://heard.org/events/katsina-market/

Native Now
Music, performances, and presentations to build bridges between past and present native artistry; Deer Valley Rock Art Center, Phoenix. AZ; http://asuevents.asu-edu/native-now-0

17-19
A.S.U. Spring Competition Powwow
Intertribal dancing, food, arts and crafts; Arizona State University band practice field, Tempe, AZ; http://www.powwow.asu.edu

18
Benefit Navajo Rug Auction
Farmington Museum Foundation, preview noon-5 pm on April 17, auction noon to 4 pm April 18; Gateway Park, Farmington, NM 505-599-1180; http://www.farmingtonnm.org/pages/events.html

18-19
NCIPA Spring Powwow
Contest dancing, arts and crafts vendors, food concessions; Northside Aztlan Community Center, Ft. Collins, CO; http://www.fortnet.org/Powwow/NCIPA_powwow.html

19
National Park Entrance Days
Entrance fees waived at all national parks; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

23-26
Pueblo Days: Spring Art Market
Native American dance, arts market, films; Indian Pueblos Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.visitalbuquerque.org/abq365/events/detail/Pueblo-Days-Spring-Art-Market/20670/

23-25
Gathering of Nations
Contest dancing and Miss Indian World talent presentation at Albuquerque Convention Center; powwow and Indian Traders Market with authentic native food, arts and crafts at The Pit on University of New Mexico campus; Albuquerque, NM; http://www.gatheringofnations.com/

24-26
Heard Museum Spring Sale
Sale of Native American artwork; Heard Museum, Phoenix. AZ; http://heard.org/event/spring-sale-2015/

25
Chaco Evening Night Sky Program
Archaeoastronomy, cultural history, telescope viewing in international dark sky park, adults only, limited space, call 505-599-1169 to register, transportation from Farmington Museum to park; Chaco Culture National Historic Park, NM; http://www.farmingtonnm.org/pages/events.html


MAY 2015

1
San Felipe Feast Day
Dances and food; San Felipe Pueblo, NM 505-867-3381

1, 2
Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Must register, space limited; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/events.htm

2
Native American Art Auction
Contemporary and antique art, craft and food vendors; Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Ganado, AZ; http://www.nps.gov/hutr/parknews/index.htm

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

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

New Beginnings Powwow
Dancing, drums, vendors; Driscoll Green, University of Denver, Denver, CO 720-935-6168 (Viki Eagle); http://www.du.edu/cme/media/images/ducme-powwow-flyer2014.jpg

8
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

9
Great Fort Apache Heritage Reunion/Ndee La Ade-Gathering of the People
Vendors, song and dance, tours of the fort, games, and fun run; Apache Historic Park, Whiteriver, AZ; http://fortapachearizona.org

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

10
Roxborough Ancient Residents
Discover how native people have lived in and used the area with a walk to archaeological sites and brief lecture; Roxborough State Park, CO; http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/Calendar.aspx

15
Night Sky Archaeoastronomy
Program and telescope viewing; Chimney Rock National Monument near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

16-17
Tesoro Indian Market and Powwow
Artist demonstrations, contest powwow, arts and crafts sales; Tesoro Cultural Center, The Fort, Morrison, CO; http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org/calendar.html

23
Chimney Rock Day
Hands-on activities include yucca pounding, corn grinding on a metate, creating a pictograph, atlatl throwing; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

Shawnee Day
Exhibits and Shawnee history presentations, live music, food, and crafts; Platte Canyon Community Center, Bailey, CO; http://www.historycolorado.org/event/shawnee-day

22-23
Southern Ute Bear Dance and Powwow
Dancing, arts and crafts vendors, food; Ignacio, CO; http://www.southernute-nsn.gov

23-24
Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture
A:sguwi (Zuni) people share dance and music, art, language, vendors; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://musnaz.org/educational-programs/

Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival
Musuem quality art for sale from many tribes and pueblos, fundraisier for Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM; http://nativetreasures.org/

Mesa Verde Country Indian Arts and Culture Festival
Lectures, dances, traditional art market; Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez, CO; http://www.mesaverdecountry.com/calendar/indian-arts-culture-festival

Jemez Red Rocks Arts and Crafts Sale
Jemez Pueblo, NM 575-834-7235; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19pueblos.jemez.html

Santo Domingo Weekend
Buffalo dances, artists, food; Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://www.smokimuseum.org/

27
Roxborough State Park Hike
Hike with archaeologist and photographer to learn about the native history and geology of the area, reservations required; Roxborough State Park, CO; http://www.historycolorado.org/event/roxborough-state-park-photography-hike

29
Full Moon Viewing and Archaeoastronomy Program
Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php


JUNE 2015

Chimney Rock National Monument
Tours and demonstrations, night sky archaeoastronomy programs, lectures, and Native American gatherings throughout June and July; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Native American dances Friday through Sunday in June and July; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/

Homolovi State Park
Programs each Saturday (except Aug 1) through September 19; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

2
Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Must register, space limited; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/events.htm

6
World Atlatl Day Competition
Learn to use the ancient spear thrower, competition open to all, museum free that day; Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Center, Phoenix, AZ; http://phoenix.eventful.com/events/world-atlatl-day-/EO-001-080845255-0

White Mountain Native American Art Festival
Demonstrations, art sales, and performances; Hon Dah Resort and Casino, Pinetop, AZ; http://www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com/pages/RegionalEvents

Native American Flute
Traditional flute performance and talk by native flute player Ron Hoskie; Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.nps.gov/petr/planyourvisit

7
Opening of the Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry
Demonstrations, children's activities, dancers, storytelling, music, food; Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, NM; http://wheelwright.org/event/center-for-the-study-of-southwestern-jewelry-opening-public-day/

12
Farmington American Indian Ambassador Pageant
Contest to find representative for the Farmington American Indian Community; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

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

12-13
Restoration Gathering and Powwow
Dancers, drummers, vendors, sponsored by Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Cedar City, UT; http://www.utahpaiutes.org/about/newsandevents/

13
San Antonio Feast Day
Dances; Santa Clara Pueblo, NM; http://www.santaclaran.com/attractions.php#the-santa-clara-pueblo; and Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com

13-14
Jemez Pueblo Pottery
Watch traditional Jemez pottery being made; Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.nps.gov/petr/planyourvisit

19-20
Sheep is Life
Storytelling, activities, food, vendors, exhibits that teach about Navajo sheep, wool and weaving; Dine College, Chinle, AZ; http://www.navajolifeway.org/

20-21
Ceremonial Drums of Cochiti Pueblo
Watch a traditional Cochiti drum being made; Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.nps.gov/petr/planyourvisit

21-22
Summer Solstice Sunrise Program
Watch the sunrise at Casa Rinconada and view the solstice marker, reservations required; Chaco Culture National Historic Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/index.htm

24
San Juan Feast Day
Dances; Ohkay Owingeh/San Juan Pueblo, NM 505-852-4400, and Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com

29
San Pedro Feast Day
Corn dances; Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 505-867-3301

30
Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Must register, space limited; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/events.htm


JULY 2015

Chimney Rock National Monument
Tours and demonstrations, night sky archaeoastronomy programs, lectures, and Native American gatherings throughout June and July; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Native American dances Friday through Sunday in June and July; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/

Homolovi State Park
Programs each Saturday (except Aug 1) through September 19; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

2-5
Navajo National 4th of July Celebration and Pro Rodeo
Rodeo, entertainment, and carnival; Window Rock, AZ; http://www.navajonationfair.com/

4
Young Natives Arts and Crafts Sale
Children and grandchildren of artists at Palace of the Governor's portal demonstrate and sell their work; Palace of the Governors Courtyard, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.museumofnewmexico.org/calendar.php?month=07

4-5
Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture
Demonstrations of pottery making and piki bread baking, trail walk with Hopi medicine woman, and Hopi artists sell jewelry, pottery, quilts, backets and textiles; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://www.musnaz.org/

10
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

11-12
Annual Taos Pueblo Powwow
Powwow dancing and drumming; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events-2

Prescott Indian Art Market
Potters, painters, weavers and jewelers sell their art, demonstrations and cultural presentations, food and music; Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://www.sharlot.org

14
St. Bonaventure Feast Day
Corn dances; Cochiti Pueblo, NM 505-465-2244

18-19
Little Beaver Rodeo
Rodeo, powwow, parade, Pony Express race, dances, carnival; Dulce, NM; http://www.jicarillaonline.com/

25
Santiago Feast Day
Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com

26
Santa Ana Feast Day
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM; http://www.santaana.org; and Seama Village at Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org; and Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com

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