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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


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/


AUGUST 2018

2, 9, 16
The Spirit of the Human Being
Indigenous Peoples' Survival Through Humor And Tragedy, film series stories by indigenous people; Ft. Bayard, Santa Clara, NM; http://www.silvercity.org

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

3-5
Huajatolla Heritage Festival
CANCELLED DUE TO AREA FIRE -- Celebration of traditions of native peoples with dancing, special Blessing ceremony, learning sessions on Navajo weaving and spinning; La Veta, CO; https://www.huajatollaheritagefestival.org/festival

3-12
Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial
All-Indian rodeo, parades, juried art show, food, pageants, native film series, contest dancing and drumming; Red Rock State Park, Gallup, NM; https://gallupceremonial.com/

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


Suvoyuki Day
Corn roast, morning run, artist demonstrations, archaeological info, tours, and tribal dances; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/

4-5
Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture
Artists, traditional music and dance, cultural talks; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; https://musnaz.org/heritage/

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

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


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

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


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

14-19
Santa Fe Indian Market
Juried art competition, cinema showcase, dances, food, fashion show, Native American artists exhibit and sell their work; Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.swaia.org/Indian_Market/2018_Indian_Market_Schedule_of_Events/

15
The Assumption of Our Blessed Mother Feast Day
Corn dances; Zia Pueblo NM 505-867-3304; http://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/

16
More Than Frybread
Benefit screening for Indian Pueblo Cultural Center; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

16-17
Wheelwright Museum Auctions
Silent and live auctions of historic and contemporary Native American art to benefit the museum, artist demonstrations; Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, NM; http://wheelwright.org/events/

24-26
Ute Mountain Ute Powwow
Contest powwow; Ute Mountain Ute Casino, Towaoc, CO; http://www.utemountaincasino.com/events/php

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

31-Sept 1
White Mesa Ute Beardance Powwow
Gourd dancing, dancing and drum contests; White Mesa, UT; https://www.utahscanyoncountry.com/white-mesa-ute-bear-dance

31-Sept 2
Zuni Fair
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm


SEPTEMBER 2018

Aug 31-Sept 1
White Mesa Ute Beardance Powwow
Gourd dancing, dancing and drum contests; White Mesa, UT; https://www.utahscanyoncountry.com/white-mesa-ute-bear-dance

Aug 31-2
Zuni Fair
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

1-3
Kewa Pueblo (formerly Santo Domingo) Arts and Crafts Market
Kewa (formerly Santo Domingo) Pueblo, NM 505-465-2214; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

1
Totah Festival
Contest powwow, juried art, Navajo rug auction, food; Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, NM; https://www.farmingtonnm.org/events/totah-festival-indian-market-pow-wow/

2
San Estevan Feast Day
Harvest Dance; Acoma Pueblo, NM 1-800-747-0181; http://www.acomaskycity.org

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

8
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Feast Day
Corn Dance; San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM 505-455-3549; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


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


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

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

14-15
Smoki Museum Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction
Historic and contemporary Navajo weavings and Indian art for sale; Prescott, AZ; https://www.smokimuseum.org/

15-16
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/

21-23
Prescott Intertribal Powwow
Native song and dance, social powwow, vendors, food; Watson Lake Park, Prescott, AZ; http://prescottpowwow.org/

22
National Parks Free Day
Free entrance to all national parks; https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm


Autumnal Equinox Sunrise Program
Sunrise program begins at dawn at Sun Tower and ends at Stone Basin. Fee, reservations required; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php


Autumn Equinox Tour
Tour of ancient Hohokam village of Los Morteros and petroglyphs, including equinox calendar marker. Reversations needed; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, Marana, AZ 520-798-1201; http://www.oldpueblo.org/

22-23
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Collectors Sale
Sale to benefit the museum; Laboratory of Anthropology on Museum, Hill, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.indianartsandculture.org/calendar

23
Museum Hill Community Day
Various family-friendly activities, face painting, storytelling, collage workshop, treasure hunts in the museums; Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.indianartsandculture.org/calendar


Smithsonian Day at Pueblo Grande Museum
Gallery tours, artifact viewing, crafts; Pueblo Grande Museum, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/


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

24
Full Moon at Chimney Rock National Monument
Night sky archaeoastronomy program, lecture, flute music. Fee, reservations suggested; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

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

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

30
Homolovi IV Tour
Ranger-led tour to site usually closed to visitors. Reservations required; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/homolovi-iv-fall-tours

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