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

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/

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

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