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


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


DECEMBER 2017

2
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, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.museumofnewmexico.org/calendar.php?month=12


Winter Christmas Festsival
Arts and crafts show; Ute Indian Museum, Montrose, CO; http://www.historycolorado.org/museums/programs-events-4


Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair
Salmon Ruins, Farmington, NM; http://www.salmonruins.com/

4
Lights of Kuaua
Luminarias light the ruins and grounds, children's activities, music, traditional Pueblo dancing, food, bonfire; Coronado Historic Site, Bernalillo, NM; https://kuaua.com/

4-Jan 7
Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest
Gingerbread houses inspired by Pueblo buildings, children and adult categories; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

6
Christmas at the Bosque
History unfolds through the reading of December letters from the reservation, supper and refreshments; Bosque Redondo Memorial at Ft. Sumner Historic Site, NM:; http://www.museumfoundation.org

8
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Buy direct from the weavers. Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com/

9
Light Among the Ruins
Farolitos among the ruins, Native American flute music and dancers perform between the bonfires,traditional food; Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs, NM; http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/jemez

9-10
Pueblo Grande Indian Market
Music and dance performances, artist demonstrations, shopping, traditional food, film screenings; 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; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

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

14
Luminaria Holiday Open House
Spruce Tree House Visitor Center, Mesa Verde National Park, CO; http://www.nps.gov/meve/planyourvisit/visitor_services_schedule.htm

16-17
Santa Fe Winter Indian Market
Music, food and shopping; La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.swaia.org/

16
Navajo Children's Live Nativity
Drive-thru experience; Four Corners Home for Children, Farmington, NM; http://www.navajoministries.org/


Native Winter Storytelling
Hear traditional stories, construct a tipi and paint your own story on it; Ute Indian Museum, Montrose, CO; http://www.historycolorado.org/event/native-winter-storytelling/2017/12/16

24-25
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Many New Mexico pueblos celebrate with processions, midnight mass and traditional dances; http://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 2018

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

13-14
Native American Fine Arts Festival
Traditional and contemporary art, entertainment, demonstrations, learning opportunities; Litchfield Town Center, Litchfield, AZ; http://www.litchfieldparkgathering.com/

19
Shoe Game
Winter night of playful teasing and song to teach this oral history game; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

19-21
Colorado Indian Market
Arts and crafts vendors, entertainment; Denver Merchandise Mart, Denver, CO; http://www.indianmarket.net/


Cave Creek Indian Market
Southwestern arts and crafts, food, wine tasting, Native American dancers, musicians and storytellers; Stagecoach Village, Cave Creek, AZ; http://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=5899

22-23
San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day
Vespers and evening firelight dances, Buffalo, Comanche and Deer Dances; San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

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


FEBRUARY 2018

Jan 27-Feb 11
American Indian Arts Exposition
Native American artists, dancers and musicians, demonstrations, food from 80 tribal nations; Flamingo Quality Inn, Tucson, AZ; http://www.usaindianinfo.com/events/expo/arts-expo

3
Star Party
Telescope viewing at sunset; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/

19
Set In Stone But Not In Meaning
Program about what Native Americans and archaeologists believe the symbols in Native American pictographs and petroglyphs really mean, reservations required 928-282-6907; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ;; http://azstateparks.com/red-rock/

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

10-11
World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
Contest with over 70 top dancers from the U.S. and Canada, American Indian food; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.heard.org/hoop/

13-14
Valentine's Day Arts and Crafts Show
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

17-25
Casa Grande Cowboy and Indian Days and All Indian O'Odham Tash Rodeo
Rodeo, parade, arts and crafts, carnival; Casa Grande, AZ; http://www.visitarizona.com/events/cowboy-rodeo-and-western/casa-grande-cowboy-days-and-oodham-tash


MARCH 2018

3
Star Party
Telescope viewing at sunset; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/

5
O'odham Tash Cultural Celebration
Art, music, crafts; Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori, AZ; http://www.nps.gov/tuma/calendar.htm

3-4
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market
Juried competition, cultural performances, artist demonstrations, art sale, Native food; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.heardguild.org/artists/

10
Arizona Archaeology Expo
Native American tribes, historical organizations and museums offer hands-on archaeology, booths, craft demonstrations, and tours; Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa, AZ; https://azscitech.com/scitech/event/2018-arizona-archaeology-expo/

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

10
Ancient Technology Day
Hands-on activities; artist, cooking, and tool-making demonstrations; food; tours of Park of the Four Waters, cooking and tool-making demonstrations; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/

14
Solstice Project Update
Hands-on materials, displays; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/

16-17
Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction
Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://www.smokimuseum.org/events

17-18
Wa:k Pow Wow
Traditional dancers, arts and crafts vendors, food; San Xavier Mission del Bac Church, south of Tucson, AZ; http://www.facebook.com/wakpowwow

17-18
St. Joseph Feast Day
Harvest and other dances; Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

23-25
Denver March Powwow
Intertribal contest dancers and singers, storytellers, vendors and food; Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO; http://denvermarchpowwow.org/

24
New Mexico Art Auction
To benefit Kuaua Pueblo at Coronado Historic Site; the Prairie Star, Santa Ana, NM 505-867-5351; http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/coronado

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