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


MAY 2017

1
San Felipe Pueblo Feast Day
Food and Corn Dance; San Felipe Pueblo, NM 505-867-3381

3
Santa Cruz Feast Day
Public dance; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events-2

6
Native American Art Auction
Contemporary and antique art auction to benefit Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, crafts and food vendors; Gallup Community Service Center, Gallup, NM; http://www.friendsofhubbell.org/event/spring-friends-of-hubbell-auction/


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

7
Santa Maria Feast Day
Feast day activities; Acoma Pueblo, NM; http://www.acomaskycity.org/

12
Mother's Day/Graduation Arts and Crafts Market
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm


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

Memorial Gourd Dance
10 am to 8 pm, White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers perform a fire dance to close the ceremony at 8:30 pm, historic dance not seen here in this magnitude since 1868; Bosque Redondo Memorial, Ft. Sumner, NM; http://nmmonuments.org/calendar?&eventid=3199&view=detail

19
Night Sky Viewing
Archaeoastronomy program and Native American flute music. Reservations required; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/

20-21
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
Archaeology Hike
Hike to various sites and hear stories of Native Americans who lived there and cultural context of the Sinagua people; Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/red-rock/events

22
Dig Kuaua
Explore the ruins with archaeologists; Corondao Historic Site, Bernalillo, NM; http://nmmonuments.org/calendar?&eventid=3211&view=detail

26-27
Ute Bear Dance
Southern Ute Reservation, Sky Ute Fairgrounds, Ignacio, CO; http://www.southernute-nsn.gov/2017/03/bear-dance-pow-wow/

26-28
Native Treasures
Museum-quality art show and sale sponsored by Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.nativetreasures.org

27-28
Zuni Heritage 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/


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


JUNE 2017


Chimney Rock National Monument
Various tours and demonstrations, night sky archaeoastronomy programs, lectures, Native American gatherings, throughout the month; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Various activities and demonstrations throughout the month; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/

3
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


Tesoro Powwow
Art, music, powwow contest, Hall of Heroes memorial panels, food, live birds of prey; The Fort, Morrison, CO; http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org

9
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

9-10
Restoration Gathering of the Pai
Drummers, vendors, traditional food, cultural demonstrations; Cedar City, UT; http://www.utahpaiutes.org/powwow/

10
Navajo Rug Auction
Vintage and contemporary weavings, weavers and experts on hand; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://musnaz.org/


Colorado Springs Intertribal Powwow
Demonstrations, dances, children's activities, native vendors and food, bring a non-perishable food item to benefit families on reservations in over 6 states; Colorado Springs, CO; http://www.coloradospringspowwow.org

12-18
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/

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

17
Star Party
View the same skies the Hopi people did when they lived here hundreds of years ago; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events

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

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


JULY 2017


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
Various activities and demonstrations throughout the month; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/


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

2-4
Kayenta 4th of July Rodeo
Rodeo, performances, fireworks; Kayenta, AZ; http://www.discovernavajo.com/uploads/CalendarV2/2c46921bc26740f4a64b088ebf8424fc/Rodeo_2017_1.jpg#CalendarContent

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

8-9
Annual Taos Pueblo Powwow
Check for exact dates, 575-758-1028; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com


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

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


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

15
Star Party
View the same skies the Hopi people did when they lived here hundreds of years ago; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events


Corn Fest
Ancient technology presentation; Fort Verde State Historic Park, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/events/

22
Smoki Museum Consignment Market
Various items for sale from American Indian artists; Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://smokimuseum.org

23
Taste of Desert Ecology
Guided walk to see desert plants, taste some that are edible, and learn how desert plants were vital to the Sonoran desert peoples; Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Superior, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/events/

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 2017

2
Persingula Feast Day
Jemez Pueblo, NM 575-834-7235; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

4
St. Dominic Feast Day
Corn dances; Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM 505-465-2214; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

5
Suvoyuki Day
Corn roast, morning run, artist demonstrations, archaeological info, tours, and tribal dances; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/homolovi/events/

5-6
Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture
Artists, traditional music and dance, cultural talks; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://musnaz.org/heritage/

9-10
San Lorenzo Feast Day
Catholic mass, procession and sunset dance, foot races, pole climb, traditional dances, food, and artists; Picuris Pueblo, NM 575-587-2519; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

10
San Lorenzo Feast Day
Traditional dances, arts and crafts vendors, food; Village of Acomita, Acoma Pueblo, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

11
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

11-12
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 505-753-7326; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

12-13
Zuni Cultural Arts Expo
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

12-14
Whitehawk Antique Art Show
Includes Native American art from around the country; Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.whitehawkshows.com/

13
Pueblo Independence Day
Pilgrimage run, traditional dances and music, arts and crafts, food; Jemez Historic Site, NM 575-829-3530; http://www.nmhistoricsites.org/jemez

15
The Assumption of Our Blessed Mother Feast Day
Corn dances; Zia Pueblo NM 505-867-3304; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/


The Assumption of Our Blessed Mother Feast Day
Harvest and other dances; Mesita Village, Laguna Pueblo, NM 505-552-6654; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

17
Smoke Signals
Benefit screening of award-winning film; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevents/

17-18
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/

19-20
Santa Fe Indian Market
Juried competition, dances, food, Native American artists exhibit and sell their work; Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.swaia.org/

25
National Parks Free Day
Free entrance to all national parks; http://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm

28
Saint Augustine Feast Day
Morning mass, procession and various dances; Isleta Puelbo, NM 505-869-3111; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

Aug 31-Sept 3
Zuni Fair
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm


SEPTEMBER 2017

Aug 31-Sept 3
Zuni Fair
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

2-4
Santo Domingo Arts and Crafts Market
Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM 505-465-2214; http://www.indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/

2
San Estevan Feast Day
Harvest Dance; Acoma Pueblo, NM 1-800-747-0181; http://www.acomaskycity.org


Totah Festival Indian Market and Contest Powwow
Contest powwow, juried art, Navajo rug auction, food; Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.farmingtonnm.org/events/totah-festival-indian-market-pow-wow/

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/


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

9
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

16-17
Pojoaque River Art Studio Tours
Tour traditional communities and artists' studios; Pojoaque Valley, NM; http://www.pojoaqueriverarttour.com/

16
Smoki Museum Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction
Historic and contemporary Navajo weavings and Indian art for sale; Prescott, AZ; http://www.smokimuseum.org/

19
St. Joseph's Feast Day
Buffalo, Eagle, and Social dances; Old Laguna Village, Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

21-24
Gila River Festival
Explore the history and diverse cultures along the Gila River watershed with hands-on activities, cultural demonstrations, field trips, workshops, and storytelling; Silver City, NM; http://www.gilariverfestival.org/

22
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 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/

22-24
Prescott Intertribal Powwow
Native song and dance, social powwow, vendors, food; Watson Lake Park, Prescott, AZ; http://www.prescottpowwow.org/

23
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; http://rockledgeranch.com/events/calendar/

24
Museum Hill Community Day
Various activities, face painting, storytelling, collage workshop, treasure hunts in the museums; Santa Fe, NM; http://wheelwright.org/events/

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/


National Parks Free Day
Free entrance to national parks; http://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm

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