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


MARCH 2018

3
Star Party
Telescope viewing at sunset; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/

5
O'odham Tash Cultural Celebration
Art, music, crafts; Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori, AZ; http://www.nps.gov/tuma/calendar.htm

3-4
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market
Juried competition, cultural performances, artist demonstrations, art sale, Native food; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.heardguild.org/artists/

10
Arizona Archaeology Expo
Native American tribes, historical organizations and museums offer hands-on archaeology, booths, craft demonstrations, and tours; Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa, AZ; https://azscitech.com/scitech/event/2018-arizona-archaeology-expo/

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

10
Ancient Technology Day
Hands-on activities; artist, cooking, and tool-making demonstrations; food; tours of Park of the Four Waters, cooking and tool-making demonstrations; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/

14
Solstice Project Update
Hands-on materials, displays; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/

16-17
Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction
Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://www.smokimuseum.org/events

17-18
Wa:k Pow Wow
Traditional dancers, arts and crafts vendors, food; San Xavier Mission del Bac Church, south of Tucson, AZ; http://www.facebook.com/wakpowwow

17-18
St. Joseph Feast Day
Harvest and other dances; Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

23-25
Denver March Powwow
Intertribal contest dancers and singers, storytellers, vendors and food; Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO; http://denvermarchpowwow.org/

24
New Mexico Art Auction
To benefit Kuaua Pueblo at Coronado Historic Site; the Prairie Star, Santa Ana, NM 505-867-5351; http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/coronado


APRIL 2018

March 30-April 1
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

7
Star Party
Night sky viewing through telescopes. Possible talk by Native American astronomer, call to confirm 928-289-4106; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events


Navajo Rug Auction
Farmington Museum Foundation benefit; Farmington Museum and Visitor Center, Farmington, NM; https://farmingtonnm.org/events/navajo-rug-auction/

7-8
NCIPA Spring Powwow
Contest dancing, arts and crafts vendors, food concessions; Northside Aztlan Community Center, Fort Colllins, CO; http://ncipa.weebly.com/powwow.html

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

13-14
Basketweaving
Jessica Lomatewama (Hopi weaver), demonstration 1-3 pm Friday, work with the artist to make a traditional basket, 10 am-2 pm Saturday; Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ; http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits_events/programs-and-events

14
Gathering of Carvers
Hopi carvers sell their carvings, musical performances, drawing for katsina doll; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://heard.org/event/katsina-doll-marketplace/

15
Seasons of Growth Gardening Class
Hands-on learning about traditional farming methods. Reservations recommended; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/?event=seasons-growth-learning-series


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; https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events

18
Frybread Cooking Class
Learn how to make frybread from scratch. Call 505-843-7270 to reserve spot; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevent/frybread-cooking-class/

21
National Park Entrance Days
Entrance fees waived at all national parks; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm


Hopi Code Talker Day
Pay tribute to WWII Hopi Code Talkers, meet and greet, video, refreshments; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events

23-29
American Indian Week
Native dances, afternoon workshops, artists sell their work, food; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevent/39th-annual-american-indian-week/

26-28
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/

28-29
Spring Art Market
Dozens of artist booths; courtyard Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevent/american-indian-week-spring-art-market/


MAY 2018

1
San Felipe Pueblo Feast Day
Corn Dance; San Felipe Pueblo, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

7
Santa Maria Feast Day
Feast day activities; Acoma Pueblo, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

3
Santa Cruz Feast Day
Blessing of the Fields and Corn Dance; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events/

5
Native American Art Auction
Contemporary and antique art auction to benefit Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site and scholarships, crafts and food vendors; Gallup Community Service Center, Gallup, NM; https://www.friendsofhubbell.org/native-american-art-auctions/


Zuni Main Street Festival
Call to confirm 505-782-2738; Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

11
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 Elementary School, Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com


Gourd Dance
11 am to 7:30 pm; Bosque Redondo Memorial, Ft. Sumner Historic Site, NM; http://museumofnewmexico.org/calendar.php?month=05

12
History Hike
5.8 mile loop to Natural Bridges National Monument, White Canyon and Horse Collar I Ruins, call 505-599-1400 for reservations, tour includes includes lunch and transportation; tour starts at Farmingon Museum, Farmington, NM; ; https://farmingtonnm.org/events/history-hike-1/

18
Night Sky Viewing
Archaeoastronomy program and Native American flute music. Reservations required, call 970-833-5359; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/special-programs/2018-05/

19
Kids to Parks Day
Junior Ranger Program, children's activities, hike to petroglyphs, solar viewing through telescopes; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/homolovi-kids-to-park-day

20
Seasons of Growth Gardening Class
Hands-on learning about traditional farming methods. Origins and spread of corn. Reservations recommended; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/?event=seasons-growth-learning-series


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

25-26
Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow
Dance competitions; Southern Ute Reservation, Sky Ute Fairgrounds, Ignacio, CO; http://www.crazycrow.com/site/event/southern-ute-bear-dance-powwow/

25-28
Southern Ute Bear Dance
Traditional social dances to welcome spring; Southern Ute Reservation, Bear Dance Grounds, Ignacio, CO; http://www.crazycrow.com/site/event/southern-ute-bear-dance/

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

26
Dances of the Ancients
Dance groups at 10 am and 1 pm, reservations at 970-833-5359 or online; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/special-programs/2018-05/

26-27
Zuni Heritage Festival of Arts and Culture
A:shiwi (Zuni) people share dance and music, art, language, vendors; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; https://musnaz.org/heritage/

26-28
Jemez Red Rocks Arts and Crafts Sale
Jemez Pueblo, NM 575-834-7235; http://www.jemezpueblo.com/

18
Full Moon Viewing
Archaeoastronomy program and Native American flute music. Reservations required, call 970-883-5359; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/special-programs/2018-05/


JUNE 2018


Chimney Rock National Monument
Various tours and demonstrations, night sky archaeoastronomy programs, lectures, Native American gatherings, throughout the month; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Various activities and demonstrations throughout the month; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/

1-4
Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance
Powwow Friday and Saturday nights, art vendors, food available, call 970-565-3751; Towaoc, CO; http://www.mesaverdecountry.com/calendar/2018-06/

2
World Atlatl Day
Visitors can try this prehistoric weapon and also compete in the accuracy contest; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/partks/2161


Star Party
View the same skies the native Hopi people did hundreds of years ago; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/


Tastes of the Sonoran Desert
Taste edible desert plants and learn their uses for Sonoran desert peoples, guided walk has some steep sections; Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Superior, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/events/

2-3
Tesoro Powwow
Art, music, powwow contest, Hall of Heroes memorial panels, food, live birds of prey; The Fort, Morrison, CO; http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org

7
Farmington American Indian Ambassador Pageant
Contest to elect representative for the Farmington American Indian Community; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

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

9
Navajo Rug Auction
Vintage and contemporary weavings, weavers and experts on hand; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://musnaz.org/

15-16
Sheep Is Life Celebration
Storytelling, activities, exhibits teaching about Navajo sheep, wool and weaving, food and vendors; Dine College, Tsaile, AZ; http://www.navajolifeway.org/

13
San Antonio Feast Day
Dances at Sandia, Taos, Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara and children's foot race at Picuris Pueblos; NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

21
Summer Solstice at Chimney Rock
Watch the sunrise on the summer solstice; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/event/summer-solstice/

24
San Juan Feast Day
Dances at Ohkay Owingeh and Taos Pueblos; NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

June 28
Spirit of the Human Being
Indigenous People's Survival through Humor and Tragedy, summer film series; Santa Clara Ft. Bayard visitor center, Santa Clara, NM; http://www.silvercity.org/events/calendar/2018-07-01

29
San Pedro Feast Day
Corn dances at Santa Ana Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

30-July 1
Hopi Heritage Festival of Arts and Culture
Hopi artists show and sell jewelry, pottery, quilts, baskets and textiles, dancing, demonstrations, children's activities, food and lectures; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://www.musnaz.org/


Traditional Hopi Dances
Dances throughout the day; Mesa Verde Visitor Research Center off Hwy 160 just before park entrance, near Cortez, CO; https://www.nps.gov/meve/planyourvisit/calendar.htm


JULY 2018


Chimney Rock National Monument
Various tours and demonstrations, night sky archaeoastronomy programs, lectures, Native American gatherings, throughout the month; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Various activities and demonstrations throughout the month; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/

4
July 4th Event
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm


Celebration At The Waterfall
Call to confirm 505-455-4400; Nambe Pueblo, NM; http://nambepueblo.org/nambe-pueblo-events/

4-7
Mescalero Apache Ceremonial and Rodeo
Traditional and modern dances, parade, challenge run, rodeo, arts and crafts sale; Mescalero, NM; https://mescaleroapachetribe.com/event/mescalero-apache-tribal-ceremonial-rodeo/

July 5, 12, 19, 26
Spirit of the Human Being
Indigenous People's Survival through Humor and Tragedy, summer film series; Santa Clara Ft. Bayard visitor, Santa Clara, NM; http://www.silvercity.org/events/calendar/2018-07-01

6-7
Kayenta 4th of July Rodeo
Contest powwow, rodeo, vendors; Kayenta, AZ; https://www.facebook.com/Kayenta-Field-Day-979956898769364/

7
Astronomy Night
Family activities and sky viewing after sunset; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events


Taste of the Sonoran Desert
Taste edible desert plants and learn their uses for Sonoran desert peoples, guided walk has some steep sections; Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Superior, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/events/

13-15
Annual Taos Pueblo Powwow
Call for details, 575-758-1028; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com

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

14
San Bonaventura Feast Day
Corn dance; Cochiti Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

14-15
Prescott Indian Art Market
Potters, painters, weavers and jewelers, craft demonstrations and cultural presentations, food and music; Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, AZ; https://www.sharlot.org

21
Smoki Museum Consignment Market
Various items for sale from American Indian artists; Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://smokimuseum.org

25
Santiago Feast Day
Corn dances; San Ildefonso Pueblo and Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

26
Santa Ana Feast Day
Santa Ana, Village of Seame on Laguna, and Taos Pueblos; NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

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