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


APRIL 2016

1-2
One Nation 1st Annual Film Festival
Films by and about indigenous cultures from the Americas. Screenings, panels, workshops and awards; Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO;; http://www.onenationalfilmfestival.org

1-4
Heard Museum Student Art Sale
Native American students in grades 7-12 sell their work; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://heard.org/event/student-art/

6
Fry Bread Making Workshop
Pueblo Harvest Cafe; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

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

9
Gathering of Carvers
Hopi carvers sell their carvings, musical performances, drawing for katsina doll; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://heard.org/event/katsina-market/

16-17
NCIPA Spring Powwow
Contest dancing, arts and crafts vendors, food concessions; Northside Aztlan Community Center, Fort Colllins, CO; http://ncipa.weekly.com/powwow.html

16-24
National Park Entrance Days
Entrance fees waived at all national parks; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

22-23
ASU (Arizona State Museum) Spring Competition Powwow
Intertribal dancing, food, arts and crafts; Arizona State University band practice field, Tempe, AZ; http://powwow.asu.edu

22-24
Heard Museum Spring Sale
Discounted American Indian art; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://heard.org/event/spring-sale-2016

23-26
Pueblo Days: Spring Art Market
Native American dance, art market, films; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.visitalbuquerque.org

25-30
American Indian Week
Pueblo Days, dances, artists, hands-on activities, demonstrations, art and food vendors; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

28-30
Gathering of Nations
Contest dancing, Miss Indian World talent presentation at Albuquerque Convention Center, powwow, Indian Traders Market with authentic native food, arts and crafts; The Pit at University of New Mexico campus, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.visitalbuquerque.org/abq365/events/detail/Gathering-of-Nations-Pow-Wow/25954/


MAY 2016

1
American Indian Week
Pueblo Days, dances, artists, hands-on activities, demonstrations, art and food vendors; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/


San Felipe Pueblo Feast Day
Food and Corn Dance; San Felipe Pueblo, NM 505-867-3381


Santa Maria Feast Day
Feast day activities; Acoma Pueblo, NM; http://www.acomaskycity.org/

3
Santa Cruz Feast Day
Foot races at 8 a.m, corn dances start at 1 p.m.; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events-2

7
Native American Art Auction
Contemporary and antique art, crafts and food vendors; Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Ganado, AZ; http://www.friendsofhubbell.org/event/spring-friends-of-hubbell-auction/


Zuni Main Street Festival
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/mainstreet.htm

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

Spring Mini-Contest Powwow
Dances, art and food vendors; Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn,org/345/Indian-Center

14-15
Tesoro's Indian Market and Powwow
Traditional dance, demonstrations, juried art, food; The Fort Restaurant, Morrison, CO; http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org/indian-market-and-powwow/

21
Full Moon Viewing
Archaeoastronomy program and Native American flute music. Reservations required; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

27-29
Native Treasures
Museum-quality art show and sale sponsored by Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.nativetreasures.org

27-30
Ute Bear Dance
Southern Ute Reservation, Ignacio, CO; http://www.southernute-nsn.gov/2016/03/bear-dance-2016/

28-29
Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture
A:shiwi (Zuni) people share dance and music, art, language, vendors; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://musnaz.org/educational-programs/heritage-program-festivals/zuni-festival/


Mesa Verde Country Indian Arts and Culture Festival
Lectures, dances, traditional art market; Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez, CO; http://www.mesaverdecountry.com/calendar


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


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/

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