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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


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


OCTOBER 2018

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/

6
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/childrens-pageant


Pottery for Kids
Hands-on learning about prehistoric pottery for ages 7-12; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande

7
Indigenous Film and Arts Festival
In partnership with the Denver American Indian Commission; Ricketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO; http://www.dmns.org/learn/adults/indigenous-film/

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

11-14
Western Navajo Fair
5K fun run/walk, powwow, rodeo, parade, pageants, carnival, vendors, Yeii Bicheii ceremony, dances; Fairgrounds, Tuba City, AZ; http://westernnavajonationfair.net/

13
Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program
Representatives of Arizona tribes share tribal traditions and values in competition for scholarship; Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ; https://chandlercenter.org/family/109-miss-indian-arizona


Chandler Indian Art Market
Cultural festival with artists, food and entertainment; Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ; https://www.everfest.com/e/chandler-indian-art-market-chandler-az


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 Steele Indian School Park, art, music, and dance; Native Health Center, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.nativeconnections.org/news-events/news/nac-parade/

13-14
Jemez Open Air Market
Traditional dances, art vendors, food market, demonstrations; Walatowa Visitor Center, Jemez Pueblo, NM; http://www.jemezpueblo.com

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

20
Fiesta of Cultures
Native American dancers, conquistador 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 928-425-4495; 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
Tours of the site, archaeology demonstrations, hands-on activities, crafts, children's activities; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2300


NOVEMBER 2018

3
Navajo Rug And American Indian Art Auction
Tips about collecting and live auction, traditional food, portion of proceeds to benefit the museum auxililary; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/rug-auctions/


Archaeology for Kids
Kids ages 7-12 participate in a simulated excavation of a pit house to learn about the Hohokam and their artifacts, register by Nov 1; Peublo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande/


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/

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

9-11
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
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; http://www.pueblogrande.org/events/museum-events/

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

14
Indigenous Film and Arts Festival
In partnership with the Denver American Indian Commission; Ricketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO; http://www.dmns.org/learn/adults/indigenous-film/

16-18
Pueblo Film Fest
Empowering Women Through Film, screenings, discussions, presentations; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevent/5th-annual-pueblo-film-fest/

17-19
Orme Dam Victory Days
All-Indian rodeo, powwow, parade, cultural performances, carnival; Fort McDowell fairgrounds, Fort McDowell, AZ; https://www.fmyn.org/event/orme-dam-victory-days-2018/

22
Christmas Light Parade
Call to confirm; Zuni Pueblo, NM 505-782-7238; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm


DECEMBER 2018

2, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19
Native Artist Demonstrations, Holiday Ornament Workshops
Indian Museum of Arts and Culture (MIAC), Santa Fe, NM; http://www.indianartsandculture.org/calendar

1
Young Native Artists Winter Show
Demonstrations and sale of arts and crafts made by children and grandchildren of artists of the Governor's Portal Program; Meem Community Room, New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/calendar.php


Holiday Festival
Arts and crafts show; Ute Indian Museum, Montrose, CO; https://www.historycolorado.org/events


Native American Art Market
Meet and buy art from artists of various tribes; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; https://musnaz.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/


Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair
Arts and crafts vendors, $1 admission helps fund educational endeavors at Salmon Ruins; McGee Park, Farmington, NM; https://www.salmonruins.com/

2
Kachinas and Kivas: Their Cosmic Connection
Photographs and stories about Hopi spirituality, call to reserve space 928-282-6907; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/kachinas-and-kivas


Christmas Bazaar
Arts and crafts sale, food, entertainment; Moenkopi Legacy Inn and Suites, Tuba City, AZ; https://www.experiencehopi.com/events

7
Evening of Lights
Luminarias light the Aztec West Great House, kids outdoor activity table; Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM; https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=957485E1-98BA-190A-06D355874E4EE62B

7-8
Keshmish Festival
Art market; Navajo Nation Museum, Window Rock, AZ; http://www.discovernavajo.com/calendar.aspx

8
Light Among the Ruins
Farolitos among the ruins, Native American flute music and dancers perform between the bonfires, arts and crafts fair, traditional food; Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs, NM; http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/jemez


Family Ornament Class
Create a Ute inspired ornament, register at 970-249-3098; Ute Indian Museum, Montrose, CO; https://www.historycolorado.org/event/family-time-ute-ornament-painting-class/2018/12-08

8-9
Pueblo Grande Indian Market
Native American art sale, music and dance performances, artist demonstrations, traditional food; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.puebloegrande.org/indian-market/

11-12
Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day
Vespers the night before, procession and dances; Pojoaque Pueblo, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

12
Guadalupe Feast Day
Matachines dances, art vendors; Jemez Pueblo plaza, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

13
Luminaria Holiday Open House
Spruce Tree House Visitor Center, Mesa Verde National Park, CO; https://www.nps.gov/meve/indez.htm

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

14-16
Santa Fe Winter Indian Market
Music, food, shopping, live auction, toy donations for Santa Fe Indian Center; La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.swaia.org/

16
Archaeology Hike
Easy to moderate walk to various features left by the Sinagua and other cultures which have used the area; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/

21
Museum Hill Holiday Stroll
Open house, performances, refreshments, ornament workshop, shopping; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.indianartsandculture.org/calendar


Navajo Children's Live Nativity
Using traditional Navajo clothing and live animals, drive-thru experience, canned food collection; Four Corners Home for Children, Farmington, NM; https://farmingtonnm.org/events/live-navajo-nativity/


Winter Solstice Event
Ranger program about the solstice alignment of sunset along the West Great House wall, cookies and hot cocoa provided, arrive by 4:30 at visitor center; Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM; https://farmingtonnm.org/events/winter-solstice-alignment-obervation/

24-25
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Many New Mexico pueblos celebrate with torchlight procession, midnight mass and traditional dances; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

26
Turtle Dance
Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

28
Holy Innocents Day
Children's dances; Picuris Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


JANUARY 2019


Crownpoint Rug Auction
Purchase directly from the weavers. Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm. Check Crownpoint website for January date; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com/

1
Transfer of the Canes
Various dances at most pueblos in New Mexico to transfer canes of power to the new Pueblo Tribal Officials. Check Indian Pueblo Culture Center website for information; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

6
King's Day Celebration
Various dances at many pueblos in New Mexico to honor new Pueblo Tribal officials. Check Indian Pueblo Culture Center website for information; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

12-13
Native American Fine Arts Festival
Traditional and contemporary art, entertainment, demonstrations, learning opportunities; Litchfield Town Center, Litchfield, AZ; http://www.litchfieldparkgathering.com/

18-20
Cave Creek Indian Market
Southwestern arts and crafts, food, wine tasting, Native American dancers, musicians and storytellers; Stagecoach Village, Cave Creek, AZ; https://www.vermillionpromotions.com/event/cave-creek-indian-market/


Colorado Indian Market
Arts and crafts vendors, educational exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, craft area for kids; Denver Merchandise Mart, Denver, CO; http://www.indianmarket.net/

19
Mudsling at the Museum
Participate in shoring up and repairing an ancient Hohokam platform mound. RSVP 602-495-0901; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; https://www.phoenix.gov/calendar/parks/2389

Navajo Shoe Game
Winter night of playful teasing and song to teach this oral history game; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/calendar.aspx?eid=13498

20
Archaeology Hike
Easy to moderate walk to various features left by the Sinagua and other cultures which have used the area; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; https://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events/

23
San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day
Buffalo, Comanche and Deer Dances; San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

25
St. Paul's Feast Day
Various dances; Picuris Pueblo and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblos, NM; https://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

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