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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


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


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/

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