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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 2017


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/


Celebration At The Waterfall
Nambe Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

2-4
Kayenta 4th of July Rodeo
Rodeo, performances, fireworks; Kayenta, AZ; http://www.discovernavajo.com/uploads/CalendarV2/2c46921bc26740f4a64b088ebf8424fc/Rodeo_2017_1.jpg#CalendarContent

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

8-9
Annual Taos Pueblo Powwow
Check for exact dates, 575-758-1028; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com


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

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


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

15
Star Party
View the same skies the Hopi people did when they lived here hundreds of years ago; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events


Corn Fest
Ancient technology presentation; Fort Verde State Historic Park, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/events/

22
Smoki Museum Consignment Market
Various items for sale from American Indian artists; Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://smokimuseum.org

23
Taste of Desert Ecology
Guided walk to see desert plants, taste some that are edible, and learn how desert plants were vital to the Sonoran desert peoples; Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Superior, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/events/

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, Laguna, and Taos Pueblos; NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


AUGUST 2017

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

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

5
Suvoyuki Day
Corn roast, morning run, artist demonstrations, archaeological info, tours, and tribal dances; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/

5-6
Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture
Artists, traditional music and dance, cultural talks; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://musnaz.org/heritage/

9-10
San Lorenzo Feast Day
Catholic mass, procession and sunset dance, foot races, pole climb, traditional dances, food, and artists; Picuris Pueblo, NM 575-587-2519; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

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

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

11-12
Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial
All-Indian rodeo, parades, Indian Village, art and food sales, tribal dances; Red Rock State Park, Gallup, NM; http://gallupceremonial.com/

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

12-13
Zuni Cultural Arts Expo
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

12-14
Whitehawk Antique Art Show
Includes Native American art from around the country; Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.whitehawkshows.com/

13
Pueblo Independence Day
Pilgrimage run, traditional dances and music, arts and crafts, food; Jemez Historic Site, NM 575-829-3530; http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/jemez

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/

17
Smoke Signals
Benefit screening of award-winning film; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

17-18
Wheelwright Museum Auctions
Silent and live auctions of historic and contemporary Native American art to benefit the museum; Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, NM; http://wheelwright.org/events/

19-20
Santa Fe Indian Market
Juried competition, dances, food, Native American artists exhibit and sell their work; Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.swaia.org/

25
National Parks Free Day
Free entrance to all national parks; http://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; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

Aug 31-Sept 3
Zuni Fair
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm


SEPTEMBER 2017

Aug 31-Sept 3
Zuni Fair
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

2-4
Santo Domingo Arts and Crafts Market
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM 505-465-2214; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

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


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

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/


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

9
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

16-17
Pojoaque River Art Studio Tours
Tour traditional communities and artists' studios; Pojoaque Valley, NM; http://www.pojoaqueriverarttour.com/

16
Smoki Museum Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction
Historic and contemporary Navajo weavings and Indian art for sale; Prescott, AZ; http://www.smokimuseum.org/

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

21-24
Gila River Festival
Explore the history and diverse cultures along the Gila River watershed with hands-on activities, cultural demonstrations, field trips, workshops, and storytelling; Silver City, NM; http://www.gilariverfestival.org/

22
Autumnal Equinox Sunrise Program
Sunrise program begins at dawn at Sun Tower and ends at Stone Basin. 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/

22-24
Prescott Intertribal Powwow
Native song and dance, social powwow, vendors, food; Watson Lake Park, Prescott, AZ; http://www.prescottpowwow.org/

23
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; http://rockledgeranch.com/events/calendar/

24
Museum Hill Community Day
Various activities, face painting, storytelling, collage workshop, treasure hunts in the museums; Santa Fe, NM; http://wheelwright.org/events/

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/


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


OCTOBER 2017

Sept 30-Oct 1
Hopi Native Arts and Cultural Festival
Vendors, artist demonstrations, music, hoop dancers; Heritage Square, Flagstaff, AZ; http://hopifestivalonheritagesquare.com/

7
Native American Children's Pageant
Children perform in traditional dress, 10 a.m.; MetroCenter Mall, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.nativehealthphoenix.org/childrens-pageant


Archaeology for Kids
Junior archaeologists learn how to recreate the past with artifacts and participating in a simulated excavation, ages 7-12; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande

4
St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day
Buffalo and Deer dances and vendors after morning mass; Nambe Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/fesat-days/

7-8
American Indian Arts Festival
Various activities during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Traditional and contemporary art sales, music, food and dances; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://indianpueblo.org/

9
Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
Art, story, song and dance to celebrate American Indian communities; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/


Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
Art, film, speakers, dance, music, and hands-on activities to celebrate American Indian communities; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://heard.org/event/indigenous-peoples-day-2/

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

12-15
Western Navajo Fair
5K fun run/walk, powwow, rodeo; Fairgrounds, Tuba City, AZ; http://westernnavajonationfair.net/

14
Chandler Indian Art Market
Cultural festival with Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship program, artists, food and entertainment; Chandler, AZ; http://www.chandler.gov/


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


Fall Navajo Song and Dance
Closes out the Navajo Nation Fair season; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter


Native American Connections Parade
Parade from 3rd and Oak to to Steele Indian School Park, art, music, and dance; Native Health Center, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.nativeconnections.org/news-events/news/nac-parade/


Petrified Forest Archaeology Day
Exhibits, hands-on activities, tours, petroglyphs walks, hikes to backcountry sites; Petrified Forest National Park, AZ; http://www.archaeological.org/events/25851

14-15
Jemez Open Air Market
Traditional dances, art vendors, food market, demonstrations; Walatowa Visitor Center, Jemez Pueblo, NM; http://www.jemezpueblo.com

15
Archaeology Hike
Hike and stories of the pre-Columbian people who created the ancient features; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/archeology-red-rock

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

21
International Archaeology Family Day
Throw an atlatl, make a clay pot, weave a basket; Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado, Bouldler, CO; http://www.archaeological.org/events/25606


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
Tours of the site, archaeology demonstrations, hands-on activities, children's activities; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/1907


Apache Jii Festival
Singing, dancing including crown dancers, food, arts and crafts by various tribes; Globe, AZ 928-425-4495; http://globemiamichamber.com/events-calendar


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


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; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/homolovi-october-star-party


NOVEMBER 2017

4
Navajo Rug And American Indian Art Auction
Tips about collecting and live auction, traditional food, proceeds to benefit the museum auxililary; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/rug-auctions/


Pottery for Kids
Hands-on activities focusing on Hohokam pottery, for ages 7-12, $15 register by Nov 2; Peublo Grande Museum,, Phoenix, AZ; http://apm.activecommunities.com/phoenix/Activity_Search/pottery-for-kids/21281

6
Veteran's Day Tribute
Color guards, traditional performers, Navajo Code Talker's descendants, Code Talkers film, commemoration dinner, free but rsvp required; Veterans National Memorial at the Heard Museum and Steele Auditorium, Phoenix, AZ; http://heard.org/event/veterans-day-tribute/

10
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com


Giving Thanks For Our Veterans
Annual dinner honoring veterans; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

10-12
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; http://anelder.org/

11
Native American Heritage Festival
Powwow, dancers, drummers and singers, arts and crafts, food, 7 pm grand entry will welcome all veterans to participate; Fletcher Library lawn, ASU west campus, Phoenix, AZ; http://outreach.asu.edu/west/pow-wow


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


Veteran's Day Gourd Dance
American Indian veterans hold this annual dance to honor all veterans; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/

11-12
National Park Free Day
Entrance fee waived to all national parks and monuments in honor of Veteran's Day; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

17-19
Orme Dam Victory Days
All-Indian rodeo, powwow, parade, cultural performances, carnival; Fort McDowell fairgrounds, AZ; http://www.fmyn.org/event/36th-anniversary-orme-dam-victory-days/

18
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; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/homolovi-october-star-party


Cooking in Micaceous Pottery
Martha Romero from Nambe Pueblo leads a workshop; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org

19
Archaeology Hike
Hike and stories of the pre-Columbian people who created the ancient features; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/archeology-red-rock


Meet the Artist Concert
Indigenous Enterprise musicians and dancers honor both traditonal and modern powwow music to describe subtleties of today's powwows; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande


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

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