InWord Journeys



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


JUNE 2016


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
Native dances Friday thru Sunday each weekend in June; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/


Hovenweep National Monument Dark Skies
Astronomy program, bring small flashlight with red covering, blanket or chair to sit on, Saturdays in June; Hovenweep National Monument, outside Cortez, CO; http://www.nps.gov/hove/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

4
World Atlatl Day
Visitors can try this prehistoric weapon and also compete in the accuracy contest; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande/calendar-of-events


Rock The Canyon Art And Music Festival
Music, art, and food; Shonto Canyon, Shonto, AZ; http://facebook.com/rockthecanyon

10
Farmington American Indian Ambassador Pageant
Contest to elect representative for the Farmington American Indian Community; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter


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

10-12
Restoration Gathering of the Pai
Drummers, vendors, traditional food, cultural demonstrations; Cedar City, UT; http://www.utahpaiutes.org/powwow/

11
Navajo Rug Auction
Vintage and contemporary weavings, weavers and experts on hand; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://flagartscouncil.org

12
View Into The Collection
See art and artifacts not usually available for public viewing; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/

13
San Antonio Feast Day
Dances at Sandia, Taos, Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara and Picuris Pueblos; NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

17-19
Sheep Is Life Celebration
Storytelling, activities, exhibits teaching about Navajo sheep, wool and weaving, food and vendors; Dine College, Tsaile, AZ; http://www.navajolifeway.org/

22
Frybread Workshop
Learn how to make frybread; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/

24
San Juan Feast Day
Dances at Ohkay Owingeh and Taos Pueblos; NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

25
Up Close With Sally Black (Navajo)
Meet one of the great contemporary basket weavers and learn about matierals and proccess in building a basket; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/

29
San Pedro Feast Day
Corn dances at Santa Ana and Santo Domingo Pueblos; NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


JULY 2016


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
Native dances Friday thru Sunday each weekend in July; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/


Hovenweep National Monument Dark Skies
Astronomy program, bring small flashlight with red covering, blanket or chair to sit on, Saturdays in July; Hovenweep National Monument, outside Cortez, CO; http://www.nps.gov/hove/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

1-4
Mescalero Apache Ceremonial
Ceremonial dances, powwow, open rodeo, parade, coming-of-age ceremony for young women, races; Mescalero, NM; http://www.mescaleroapachetribe.com

2
Young Natives Arts and Crafts Sale
Children and grandchildren of artists at Palace of the Governor demonstrate and sell their work; Palace of the Governor, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.museumofnewmexico.org/calendar.php?month=07

2-3
Traditional Hopi Dances
Performed by a Hopi family from Second Mesa; Chapin Mesa Museum, Mesa Verde National Park, CO; http://www.visitmesaverde.com/upcoming-events.aspx


Hopi Festival Of Arts And Culture
Sale by Hopi artists of jewelry, pottery, quilts, baskets and textiles, demonstrations on making pottery and piki bread, trail walk with Hopi medicine woman; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; https://musnaz.org/heritage-program-festivals/

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


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


Navajo Nation 4th of July Celebration
Pro-rodeo, entertainment, carnival; Window Rock, AZ; http://www.discovernavajo.com/calendar.aspx


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

8-10
Annual Taos Pueblo Powwow
Check for exact dates; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com

9-10
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

10
Sheep, Wool and Weaving Workshop
Learn about dying, spinning and weaving; Hubbell Trading Post National Monument, Ganado, AZ; http://www.nps.gov/hutr/planyourvisit/sheep-is-life.htm

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

23
Smoki Museum Consignment Market
Various items for sale from American Indian artists; Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://smokimuseum.org

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 2016

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

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

5-7
Pecos Conference
Archaeologists, Native Americans, students, and the general public discuss new Southwestern archaeological research; Alpine, AZ; http://pecosconference.com/

6
Suvoyuki Day
Corn roast, morning run, artist demonstrations, archaeological info, tours, and tribal dances; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

6-7
Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture
Artists, traditional music and dances, cultural talks; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://musnaz.org/educational-programs/heritage-program-festivals/

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


San Lorenzo Feast Day
Traditional dances, arts and crafts vendors, food; Village of Acomita, Acoma Pueblo, NM; http://www.acomaskycity.org/main.html?pgid=39&month=8&year=2014&calendar=all

11-14
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; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


Assumption of Our Blessed Mother's Feast Day
Corn Dances; Zia Pueblo, NM 505-867-3304; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


Mesita Village Feast
Harvest and other dances; 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

12-15
Whitehawk Antique Art Show
Native American art from around the country; Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.whitehawkshows.com/

13-14
Zuni Cultural Arts Expo
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

13-14
Saint Augustine Feast Day
Morning mass, procession and various dances; Isleta Puelbo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

18
Full Moon Viewing and Archaeoastronomy Program
Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

18-19
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/

20-21
Santa Fe Indian Market
Juried competition, dances, food, Native American artists exhibit and sell their work; Santa Fe, NM; http://www.swaia.org/

25-28
National Parks Free Day
To celebrate National Park Services birthday; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

28-29
Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Must register, space limited; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/events.htm


SEPTEMBER 2016

1-3
Zuni Fair
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

2
San Estevan Feast Day
Harvest Dance; Old Acoma Pueblo, NM; http://sccc.acomaskycity.org


Night Sky Archaeology
Learn about the astronomy of the Ancestral Puebloans and view the night sky; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

2-4
Totah Festival Indian Market and Contest Powwow
Juried art, arts and crafts vendors, powwow, Navajo rug auction; Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.farmingtonnm.org/pages/events.html

4
San Augustine Feast Day
Harvest Dance; Isleta Pueblo, NM 505-869-3111; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

6-11
Navajo Nation Fair
Rodeo, concerts, Miss Navajo Nation Pageant; Window Rock, AZ; http://navajopeople.org/blog/navajo-nation-fair/

8
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary's Feast Day
Dances; San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM and Encinal Village on Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

9
Full Moon Viewing and Archaeoastronomy Program
Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php


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

10
Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow
Dance competitions, hands-on activities, food, art vendors; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO 720-913-0130

17-18
Pojoaque River Art Studio Tours
Reception and silent auction, tour traditional communities and artists' studios; Pojoaque Pueblo, NM and Nambe Puelbo, NM; http://www.pojoaqueriverarttour.com/

18
Tour de Acoma
100-, 50-, and 15-mile bike rides on pueblo land normally closed to the public; Acoma Pueblo, NM and Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.tourdeacoma.com/new.html

23
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 Sunrise
Gates open at 6 am, reservations required; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/events.htm

24
National Parks Free Day
To celebrate National Park Services birthday; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

25
St. Elizabeth's Feast Day
Dances; Village of Paguate, Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/


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

23-25
Prescott Intertribal Powwow
Native song and dance, social powwow, vendors, food; Watson Lake Park, Prescott, AZ; http://www.prescottpowwow.org/

25-26
Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Must register, space limited; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/events.htm

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

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