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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


JULY 2019


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
Independence Day 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, rodeo, arts and crafts sale, food; Mescalero, NM; https://mescaleroapachetribe.com/2019ceremonial-rodeo/

6-7
Hopi Heritage Festival of Arts and Culture
Award-winning artists show and sell art, demonstrations, lectures, performances by presenters from the Hopi villages; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; https://www.musnaz.org/heritage/

12
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint Elementary School, Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

13
American Indian Cultural Arts Festival
Artist demonstrations and sales; Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM; https://farmingtonnm.org/events/american-indian-cultural-arts-festival/

13-14
Prescott Indian Art Market
Potters, painters, weavers and jewelers, kids crafts, food and music; Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, AZ; https://www.sharlot.org/events/list/

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

20
Smoki Museum Consignment Market
Various items for sale from American Indian artists; Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://smokimuseum.org


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

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

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

27
Star Party
View the same skies the Hopi people did when they lived here hundreds of years ago, telescopes available; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events


AUGUST 2019

1
Historic Fort Bayard Film Series
Perspectives on Native American leadership in war and peace; Santa Clara National Guard Armory, Santa Clara, NM; http://www.acomaskycity.org/home.html

2
Persingula Feast Day
Jemez Pueblo, NM 575-834-7235; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

2-11
Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial
All-Indian rodeo, parades, Indian Village, art and food sales, tribal dances; Red Rock State Park, Gallup, NM; https://gallupceremonial.com/

3
Suvoyuki Day
Cultural events include corn roast, morning run, demonstrations, and tribal dances; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/

3-4
Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture
Artists, traditional music and dance, food, cultural talks; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; https://musnaz.org/heritage/

4
St. Dominic Feast Day
Corn dances; Kewa (formerly Santo Domingo) Pueblo, NM 505-465-2214; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

8
Historic Fort Bayard Film Series
Perspectives on Native American leadership in war and peace; Santa Clara National Guard Armory, Santa Clara, NM; http://www.acomaskycity.org/home.html

9
San Lorenzo Mass and Sunset Dances
Catholic mass, procession and sunset dance; Picuris Pueblo, NM 575-587-2519; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


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

10
San Lorenzo Feast Day
Traditional dances, arts and crafts vendors, food, foot races, pole climb; Village of Acomita, Acoma Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

10-12
Whitehawk Antique Art Show
Includes Native American art from around the country; Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.whitehawkshows.com/

11
Pueblo Independence Day
Pilgrimage run, traditional dances and music, arts and crafts, food; Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs, NM 575-829-3530; http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/jemez

12
Santa Clara Feast Day
Harvest or corn dance; Santa Clara Pueblo, NM 505-753-7326; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

15
The Assumption of Our Blessed Mother Feast Day
Corn dances; Zia Pueblo NM 505-867-3304; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


The Assumption of Our Blessed Mother Feast Day
Harvest and other dances; Mesita Village, Laguna Pueblo, NM 505-552-6654; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/


Shavano Valley Rock Art Tour
Docent-led tour; Ute Indian Museum, Montrose, CO; https://www.historycolorado.org/ute-indian-museum

17
Summer Letters From The Reservation
Light supper followed by letters and oral histories of the Navajo and Mescalero Apache people on the reservation from 1863-1868; Bosque Redondo Memorial, Fort Sumner, NM; http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/

17-18
Santa Fe Indian Market
Juried art competition, dances, food, Native American artists exhibit and sell their work; Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.swaia.org/


Seasons of Growth Gardening
Traditional roasting of corn in a horno and information about the storage process; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

21
IPCC Gala Benefit
Benefit for Indigenous Wisdom with art auction, fashion show, traditional meal; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

23
Native Cosmos
Native representatives discuss lessons from native cosmology that apply today; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://heard.org/events

24
International Cultural Festival
Food, entertainment, run, garden dedication; Ute Indian Museum, Montrose, CO; https://www.historycolorado.org/ute-indian-museum

25
National Parks Free Day
Free entrance to all national parks; https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm

28
Saint Augustine Feast Day
Morning mass, procession and various dances; Isleta Puelbo, NM 505-869-3111; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

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

30
Totah Festival
Contest powwow, juried art, Navajo rug auction, food; Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, NM; https://www.totahfestival.org/


Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project
Listen to new musical compositions by indigenous youth, an outreach of the Grand Canyon Music Fesitval; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://heard.org/events/


SEPTEMBER 2019

Labor Day Weekend
Kewa Pueblo (formerly Santo Domingo) Arts and Crafts Market
Sale of Native American arts and crafts; Kewa Pueblo, NM 505-465-2214; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

Aug 30-Sept 1
Zuni Fair
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

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

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

7
Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow
Dance competitions, hands-on activities, food, art vendors; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO 720-913-0130; http://denverartmuseum.org/calendar


Mimbres Cultural Heritage Site Tour
Guided walk to Mattock Ruin; Silver City, NM; http://www.silvercity.org/events/calendar/2019-09-01

8
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Feast Day
Harvest and Social dances; Encinal Village at Laguna Pueblo, NM 505-552-6654; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

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

13-14
Smoki Museum Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction
Historic and contemporary Navajo weavings and Indian art for sale; Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; https://www.smokimuseum.org/

14
Navajo Math Circles
Film and discussion connecting mathematical and cultural concepts to weaving; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://heard.org/events/

14-15
Pojoaque River Art Studio Tours
Tour traditional communities and artists' studios; Pojoaque Valley, NM; http://www.pojoaqueriverarttour.com/

19
St. Joseph's Feast Day
Buffalo, Eagle, and Social dances; Old Laguna Village, Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

20-22
Prescott Intertribal Powwow
Native song and dance, social powwow, vendors, food; Watson Lake Park, Prescott, AZ; http://prescottpowwow.org/

21
Rock Ledge Powwow
Dancing, drumming, food, arts and crafts, exhibits; Rock Ledge Ranch, Colorado Springs, CO; https://rockledgeranch.com/events-calendar/

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

28
National Parks Free Day
Free entrance to all national parks; https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm

29-30
San Geronimo Feast Day
Vespers and Sundown Dance on the eve, feast day dances, ceremonial pole climb and foot race, art fair; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events/


OCTOBER 2019

5, 13, 20, 27 and Nov 2
Homolovi IV Pueblo
Ranger guided tours to oldest pueblo in the park, usually closed to the public, reservations 928-289-4106; Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi

1-6
Northern Navajo Fair
Rodeo, powwow, parade, Miss Northern Navajo pageant, carnival, vendors; Shiprock, NM; https://farmingtonnm.org/events/northern-navajo-nation-fair/

3-4
St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day
Vespers after mass with firelight procession. Yellow Corn Dance, Comanche or Elk Dance, vendors after morning mass; Nambe Pueblo, NM; http://nambepueblo.org/nambe-pueblo-events/

5
Ancient Way Fall Festival
Arts market; Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm


Native American Children's Pageant
Children perform in traditional dress, 10 a.m.; AU Building Bulpitt Auditorium, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.nativehealthphoenix.org/event/nacp2019

5-6
IPCC American Indian Arts Festival
Art sale, dance and artist demonstrations; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevenets/

10
Indigenous Film and Arts Festival
Showing of N. Scott Momaday film "Words from a Bear"; Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO;http://www.dmns.org/learn/adults/indigenous-film/

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

10-13
Western Navajo Fair
5K fun run/walk, powwow, rodeo, parade, pageants, carnival, vendors, Yeii Bicheii ceremony, dances; Fairgrounds, Tuba City, AZ; http://westernnavajonationfair.net/

12
Indigenous Peoples Day
Art and food making demonstrations, book discussion; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://heard.org/event/indigenous-peoples-day/

12-13
Indian Art Market
Juried show and sale of art by American Indian artists; Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/2019-indian-art-market


Native Treasures Collectors Sale
Sale of items from private collections to benefit the MIAC programs; Musuem of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.miaclab.org/calendar


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


Tuuvi Gathering
Hopi food, arts and crafts vendors, dancers; Moenkopi, AZ; https://experiencehopi.com/

14
Indigenous Peoples Celebration
Tribal entry parade, dances, speakers; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents//

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

19
Fiesta of Cultures
Native American dancers, reenactors, archaeology demonstrations, arts and crafts; Coronado Historic Site, Bernalillo, NM; http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/coronado


Apache Jii Festival
Singing, dancing, food, arts and crafts by various tribes, day-long street festival; Globe, AZ; http://globemiamichamber.com/events-calendar


International Archaeology Day
Learn to flintknap, throw an atlatl, make yucca fiber, shoot bows, view collections and witness demonstrations; Center for New Mexico Archaeology, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.nmarchaeology.org


International Archaeology Day
Hands-on activities, artifact show and tell; Ute Museum, Montrose, CO; https://www.historycolorado.org/ute-indian-museum


International Archaeology Day
Tours of the site, archaeology demonstrations, hands-on activities, crafts, children's activities; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2959

20
Portal to the Past Celebration
Interactive family art activities, storytellers, musicians and poets celebrate the Hohokam; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2995s


International Archaeology Day
Demonstrations, hands-on activities, lectures and tours to nearby sites; Roxborough State Park, Littleton, CO; https://www.historycolorado.org/2019-IAD-expo


Archaeology Hike
Guided hike to Sinagua sites; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/red-rock-archaeology-hike

26
Star Party
Visit the observatory and learn about the role of the night sky in the lives of the ancestors of the Hopi people; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/


Amerind Autumn Festival
Celebrates A:shiwi (Zuni) culture, singers, dancers, vendors; Dragoon, AZ; http://www.amerind.org/events.html


NOVEMBER 2019

2
Navajo Rug And American Indian Art Auction
Tips about collecting and live auction, traditional food, portion of proceeds to benefit the museum auxiliary; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/rug-auctions/

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

8-10
Adopt A Native Elder Rug Show and Sale
Elders sell rugs, jewelery and baskets, proceeds go directly to the artist, pageants, dances, demonstrations, entertainment; Snow Park Lodge, Park City, UT; https://anelder.org/

9
Navajo Weavers and Veteran Artists
Marketplace, live performances, artist demonstrations; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://heard.org/events/2019-11/

11
National Park Free Day
Entrance fee waived to all national parks and monuments; https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm


Veteran's Day Gourd Dance
American Indian veterans hold this annual dance to honor all veterans; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/3029

9-10
Hopi Winter Market
Hopi art, dance and food; Moenkopi Hotel and Conference Center, Moenkopi, AZ; https://experiencehopi.com/

12
San Diego Feast Day
Various harvest dances; Tesuque and Jemez Pueblos, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

15-17
Orme Dam Victory Days
All-Indian rodeo, powwow, parade, cultural performances, carnival; Fort McDowell fairgrounds, Fort McDowell, AZ; https://www.fmyn.org/

17
Archaeology Hike
Guided hike to Sinagua sites; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/red-rock-archaeology-hike

23
Star Party
Visit the observatory and learn about the role of the night sky in the lives of the ancestors of the Hopi people; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/

28
Christmas Light Parade
Call to confirm; Zuni Pueblo, NM 505-782-7238; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

30
Light Among the Ruins
Faralitos line the paths at the ruins, traditional American Indian flute music, Pueblo dancers perform, arts and crafts fair and food for sale; Jemez National Historic Landmark, Jemez Springs, NM; http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/jemez

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