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

JANUARY 2014

1
Turtle Dance
Taos Pueblo, NM;; http://www.taospueblo.com/events


King's Day Celebration
Various dances at Picuris Publeo, NM 505-587-2519 and Sandia Pueblo, NM 505-867-3317; Buffalo, Deer and Antelope dances at Nambe Pueblo, NM 505-455-7692; Deer or Buffalo Dance at Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events

11-12
Native American Fine Arts Festival
Traditional and contemporary art, entertainment, learning opportunities; Litchfield Elementary School, Litchfield, AZ; http://www.litchfield-park.org/index.aspx?NID=722

13-15
Monument Valley Hot Air Balloon Event
Entertainment, balloon launches; Monument Valley, AZ; http://navajonationparks.org/

16-31
Native Trails
Celebrates Native American culture, traditional music, arts and crafts, guest performances; Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale, AZ; http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/event/native-trails/

17-19
Colorado Indian Market
Denver Merchandise Mart, Denver, CO; http://www.indianmarket.net/P7/html


Cave Creek Indian Market
Southwestern artists and crafters; Stagecoach Village, Cave Creek, AZ; http://www.vermillionpromotions.com/festivals/5th-CCNAF.php

22-23
San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day
Vespers and evening firelight dances, various other dances; San Ildefonso Pueblo 505-455-2273

24
Shoe Game
Navajo winter night of playful teasing and song are used to teach this oral history game; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

25
St. Paul's Feast Day
Picuris Pueblo, NM 505-587-2519 and Ohkay Owingeh/San Juan 505-852-4400

FEBRUARY 2014

1, 13, 15, 20, 27
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Celebration of Native Trails
Traditional song, dance, art, food vendors, bring blankets and lawn chairs; Civic Center Park, Scottsdale, AZ; http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/events/

1
Skies of Our Ancestors
Learn about ancient ways of using the night sky for survival; Cerillos Hills State Park, Cerillos, NM; http://wwwapps.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/parksevent/calendar/ViewCalendar.aspx?Month=0

1-2
Tohono O'odham Nation Rodeo and Fair
Fair, carnival, dances, food, crafts, performances, entertainment, parade, exhibits; Sells, AZ; http://www.tonation-nsn.gov/pdf/TON%20Rodeo_Fair13_01.pdf

2
Tour of Ventana Cave
Proceeds to Tohono O'odham Nation's interpretive center; Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, Tucson, AZ; http://www.oldpueblo.org/february.html


Candelaria Day
Celebrations and traditional dances; Picuris Pueblo, NM 575-587-2519

5
Native Eyes Film Showcase
"Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians," after the film about the artist, descendants of his photographic subjects tell stories about the photographs; Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ; http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/public/index.shtml

7
Navajo Sky Legends
Astrofriday at San Juan College Planetarium, stargazing after the show (weather permitting); Farmington, NM; http://www.farmingtonnm.org/pages/events.html

8
Friends of Hubbell Native American Art Auction
Tax-free purchases, benefits go to Hubbell Trading Post and scholarship fund for Native American children; Double Tree Inn, Paradise Valley, AZ; http://www.friendsofhubbell.org/Auction.htm


Native Now Festival
Performances, art, cultural presentations, music, short film screenings, hands-on activities; Deer Valley Rock Art Center, Phoenix, AZ; https://dvrac.asu.edu.node/291


Petroglyph Discovery Hike
Join a Pueblo Grande Museum guide to learn about Hohokam petroglyphs, registration required; South Mountain Park, Phoenix, AZ; http://phoenix.gov/recreation/arts/museums/pueblo/calendar/

8-9
World Championship Hoop Dance
Contest with over 70 top dancers from the United States and Canada, American Indian food; Heard Museum, Phoenix. AZ; http://www.heard.org/hoop/

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


Navajo Blessingway Stories
Stories tell the Navajo worldview; San Juan College Little Theater, Farmington, NM; http://www.farmingtonnm.org/pages/events.html

14-23
Casa Grande Cowboy and Indian Days
Parade, arts and crafts, carnival, All Indian Rodeo; Casa Grande, AZ; http://casagrandecowboydays.com/

22-23
Southwest Indian Art Fair
Meet the artists, shop, watch dance performances, enjoy music and food; Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ; http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/public/index.shtml

22
Friends of Hubbell Native American Art Auction
Tax-free purchases, benefits go to Hubbell Trading Post and scholarship fund for Native American children; Arizona State Museum, Tucson, AZ; http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/public/index.shtml

MARCH 2014

6,8,27,29
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Native Trails
Traditional song, dance, art, food vendors, bring blankets and lawn chairs; Civic Center Park, Scottsdale, AZ; http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/events/

1-2
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market
Juried competition, live mural painting, fashion walkabout, collecting tips, art sale, music and dance performances, Native American food; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.heard.org/fair/

7
Ancient Observatories - Timeless Knowledge
Astrofriday at San Juan College Planetarium with stargazing after the show (weather permitting); Farmington, NM; http://www.farmingtonnm.org/pages/events.html

8
Ancient Technology Day
Artist demonstrations, performances, agave roast, arts and crafts activities; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://phoenix.gov/recreation/arts/museums/pueblo/calendar/

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

19
St. Joseph's Feast Day
Harvest and other dances; Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

21-23
Denver March Powwow
Intertribal contest dancers and singers, vendors, and food; Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO; http://denvermarchpowwow.org/

22
Petroglyph Discovery Hike
Join a Pueblo Grande Museum guide to learn about Hohokam petroglyphs, registration required; South Mountain Park, Phoenix, AZ; http://phoenix.gov/recreation/arts/museums/pueblo/calendar/

APRIL 2014

3
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Native Trails
Traditional song, dance, art, food vendors, bring blankets and lawn chairs; Civic Center Park, Scottsdale, AZ; http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/events/

4-5
Navajo Rug Auction Benefit for Farmington Museum Foundation
Preview starts at 10 am April 4; Gateway Park, Farmington, NM 505-599-1180; http://www.farmingtonnm.org/pages/events.html

5
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Native Trails
Traditional song, dance, art, food vendors, bring blankets and lawn chairs; Civic Center Park, Scottsdale, AZ; http://www.experiencescottsdale.com/events/


Flintknapping
Demonstrations of prehistoric to 19th century techniques for making of arrowheads; History Colorado Center, Denver, CO; http://www.historycolorado.org/events/flintknapping-tim-boucher-history-colorado-center-0

5-7
Heard Museum Guild Student Art Sale
American Indian students in grades 7-12 display and sell their artwork; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.heard.org/events/festivalsevents.html

6
OrigiNation Festival
Music, storytelling, song and dance, native food and art, hands-on projects for kids, cultural demonstrations; Civic Center Park, Scottsdale, AZ; http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/events/origination/

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

11-12
San Juan College Contest Powwow
Dances, art and food vendors; McGee Park, Farmington, CO; http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/3062.asp

12
Katsina Doll Marketplace
Hopi carvers show and sell traditional and modern style carvings, musical performances, drawing for katsina doll created by award-winning artist; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.heard.org/katsinadollmarketplace/


Petroglyph Discovery Hike
Join a Pueblo Grande Museum guide to learn about Hohokam petroglyphs, registration required; South Mountain Park, Phoenix, AZ; http://phoenix.gov/recreation/arts/museums/pueblo/calendar/index.html

18-20
Arizona State Museum Spring Competition Powwow
Intertribal dancing, food, arts and crafts; Arizona State University band practice field, Tempe, AZ; http://powwow.asu.edu

20
Easter Sunday Dances
At many New Mexico Pueblos; http://indianpueblo.org/19pueblos/index.html

23-27
American Indian Week
Spring art market, dancing; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/visit/events/calendar.html

24-26
Gathering of Nations
Members from over 500 U.S. and Canadian tribes gather for contest dancing, crowning of Miss Indian World, Indian Traders Market, native foods, arts and crafts; The Pit at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.gatheringofnations.com/

MAY 2014

1
San Felipe Feast Day
Food and dances; San Felilpe Pueblo, NM 505-867-8687

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


Native American Art Auction
Contemporary and antique art, craft and food vendors, art preview 9-11 am, auction at noon; Hubbell Trading Post, Ganado, AZ; http://www.nps.gov/hutr/parknews/index.htm

4
Santa Maria Feast Day
McCarty, Acoma Pueblo,NM; http://www.acomaskycity.org/main.html?pgid=39&month=5&year=2014&calendar=all

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

10
Great Fort Apache Heritage Reunion/Ndee La Ade-Gathering of the People
Vendors, song and dance celebration, tours of the fort; Apache Historic Park, Whiteriver, AZ; http://fortapachearizona.org


Spring Bear Powwow
Dancing, cakewalks, native food, arts and crafts, music, raffles; Regis University Field House, Denver, CO; http://springbearpowwow.org/


Spring Mini-contest Powwow
Powwow, Miss Indian Farmington; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

14
Full Moon at Chimney Rock
Moon viewing as it rises over Great House Pueblo site, Native American flute music, and lectures on area archaeology and geology. Reservations required; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

17-18
Tesoro Indian Market and Powwow
Contest powwow, artist demonstrations; Tesoro Cultural Center, The Fort, Morrison, CO; http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org/Calendar.html

23-24
Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow
Contest dancing, arts and crafts, food; Sky Ute Fairgrounds, Ignacio, CO; http://www.southernute-nsn.gov/2014/03/2014-southern-ute-bear-dance/

23-26
Southern Ute Bear Dance
Bear Dance, Corral blessing 10:30 am Friday, Bear Dance Feast noon Monday; Bear Dance Grounds, Ignacio, CO; http://www.southernute-nsn.gov/2014/03/2014-southern-ute-bear-dance/

24-25
Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture
A:sguwi (Zuni) people share dance and music, art, language, vendors; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://www.musnaz.org/hp/heritage-program.shtml


Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival
Museum-quality art for sale from artistis from many tribes and pueblos to raise funds 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, art sales, tours at various sites in the 4Corners area; near Cortez, CO; http://www.mesaverdecountry.com/tourism/festivals/iacf/iacfschedule.html


Jemez Red Rocks Arts and Crafts Sale
Jemez Pueblo, NM 575-834-7235 or 575-834-0103

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