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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

JULY 2014


Chimney Rock National Monument
Tours and demonstrations, night sky archaeoastronomy programs, lectures, Native American gatherings throughout July; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Native dances, Fridays through Sundays in July; Albuquerque, NM; http://indianpueblo.org/

1-5
Kayenta 4th of July All Indian Rodeo
Rodeo, junior rodeo, wild horse race, fireworks; Kayenta, AZ; http://www.kayentarodeo.com

2-6
Navajo Nation 4th of July Youth Celebration and Pro Rodeo
Window Rock, AZ; http://www.navajonationfair.com/

4
Nambe Falls Celebration of the Waterfall
Dances; Nambe Pueblo, NM 505-455-2036

6-7
Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture
Hopi artists show and sell jewelry, pottery, quilts, baskets and textiles, demonstrations on making pottery and piki bread, trail walk with a Hopi medicine woman; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://www.musnaz.org/hp/hopi_fest.shtml

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

11-12
Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Chaco Culture National Historic Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/index.htm

12
Young Natives Arts and Crafts Sale
Children and grandchildren of artists at the Palace of the Governors portal program demonstrate and sell their work; Palace of the Governors Courtyard, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.museumofnewmexico.org/calendar.php?month=07

12-13
Prescott Indian Art Market
Native American art market with potters, painters, weavers and jewelers, crafts demonstrations and cultural presentions, food and music; Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://www.sharlot.org

12-14
Taos Pueblo Powwow
Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events

14
St. Bonaventure Feast Day
Corn dances; Cochiti Pueblo, NM 505-465-2244

18-20
Little Beaver Rodeo
Powwow, rodeo, parade, Pony Express race; Dulce, NM; http://www.jicarillaonline.com/

19
Petroglyph Tour
Ranger-led tour, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Homolovi State Park, AZ, reservations 928-289-4106; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

25
Santiago Feast Day
Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events

26
Santa Ana Feast Day
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 505-771-6700; Taos Pueblo, NM http://www.taospueblo.com/events; Laguna Pueblo, NM http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

27
Edible and Medicinal Plants
Learn about native uses of Sonoran Desert plants on a guided walking tour with Choctaw Nation expert; Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, AZ; http://www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/BOTH/index.html

AUGUST 2014

1-2
Indian Market and Festival
Intertribal cultural performances, art sales; Berg Park, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

2
Suvoyuki Day
Corn roast, morning run, artist demonstrations, archaeological information, tours, and tribal dances; Homolovi State Park, AZ; http://www.azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

2-3
Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture-Walk in Beauty
Juried awards, potters, weavers, jewelers, storytellers, traditional music and dance, cultural talks; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://www.musnaz.org/hp/heritage-program.shtml

4
Santo Domingo Feast Day
Corn dance; Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM 505-465-2214

6
Southwest Pottery
Artist demonstration, potters from Ssouthwestern tribes; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.indianartsandculture.org/calendar?eventID-2213

6, 13, 27
Hopi Arts Trail
Summer art markets, Hopi artists on hand to sell their silver, pottery, katsinas and more; Hopi Mesas, AZ; http://www.experiencehopi.com

6-10
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/

7-10
Pecos Conference
Archaeologists, Native Americans, students and the general public discuss new research in the Southwest and northwestern Mexico; near Blanding, UT; http://www.swanet.org/2014_pecos_conference/

7-8
Native American Heritage Days
Programs on a variety of subjects, including arts and crafts demonstrations, morning walk at Grand Canyon North Rim, and Native American dance and flute music; Grand Canyon National Park, AZhttp://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/twentieth-annual-native-american-heritage-days.htm

8
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Auction, arts and craft vendors, rug viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

8-9
Pueblo Bonito Full Moon Walk
Ranger-led walk, reservations required; Chaco Culture National Historic Park 505-786-7014 ext 221

9
Blackwater Draw Clovis Site
Overview of artifacts and archaeology from the last Ice Age; Oasis State Park, Portales, NM; http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/parksevent/calendar/Default.aspx


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

9-10
San Lorenzo Feast Day
Mass, procession and sunset dance evening of the 9th, morning foot races, afternoon dances and pole climbing, food, and artists; Picuris Pueblo 575-587-2519; traditional dances, arts and crafts vendors, food; village of Acomita, Acoma Pueblo, NM 800-747-0181; http://www.acomaskycity.org/main.html?pgid=39&month=8&year=2014&calendar=all

10
Pueblo Independence Day
Commemorative run, traditional dances and music, arts and crafts, food; Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs, NM; http://nmmonuments.org/jemez


Full Moon Viewing
Viewing through telescopes, archaeoastronomy talk; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

12
Santa Clara Feast Day
Buffalo, Harvest, or Corn Dance; Santa Clara Pueblo, NM 505-753-7330

15
Assumption of Our Blessed Mother's Feast Day
Zia Pueblo, NM 505-867-3304


Mesita Village Feast
Laguna Pueblo, NM 505-552-6654; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

15-18
Whitehawk Antique and Ethnographic Art Show
Native American art from around the country; Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.whitehawkshows.com

16
Petroglyph Tour
Vehicle needed, reservations required; Homolovi State Park, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

17
Visions of Chimney Rock: The Music
Educational talk, drums, flutes and whistles, reservations required; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

18-24
Santa Fe Indian Market
Native American artists exhibit and sell their work, juried competition, dances, food; Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.swaia.org

19-25
Central Navajo Fair
Rodeo, carnival, pageants, vendors, Native singers and dancers; Chinle, AZ; http://navajopeople.org/blog/central-navajo-fair-schedule/

21-22
Wheelwright Museum
Silent auction of historic and contemporary Native American art to benefit the museum, preview 4-6 on the 21st, auction 1-4 on the 22nd; Santa Fe, NM; http://wheelwright.org/events/

22
Night Sky Archaeoastronomy Program
Ancestral Puebloan astronomy, night sky viewing through telescopes, reservations suggested; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

27
Museum Day Live
Free admission for two people to many museums throughout the Four Corners states, visit the Smithsonian Magazine website for tickets and venues; http://www.smithsoniansmag.com/museumday/

30-31
Totah Festival Indian Market and Powwow
Contest powwow, juried art, arts and crafts vendors, Navajo rug auction; Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.farmingtonnm.org/pages/events.html

SEPTEMBER 2014

1-3
Festival of Clay
Pottery classes, workshops, lectures, archaeological tours, juried exhibitions; Silver City, NM; http://www.silvercity.org/special-events-and-what-to-do-in-silver-city-grant-county.php

1-7
Navajo Nation Fair
Parade, powwow, Indian and Junior rodeos, carnival, baby contest, free BBQ, arts and crafts, exhibits, concerts, horse racing; Window Rock, AZ 928-871-7941; http://www.navajonationfair.com

1,17,24
Hopi Arts Trail
Summer art markets, Hopi artists sell their silver, pottery, katsinas and more; Hopi Mesas, AZ; http://www.experiencehopi.com

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

4
San Augustine Feast Day
Harvest Dance; Isleta Pueblo, NM 505-869-3111

6
Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow
Dance competitions, hands-on activities, food, art vendors; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; http://www.denverartmuseum.org/

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


Full Moon Viewing
Viewing through telescopes, archaeoastronomy talk; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

12
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Auction, arts and craft vendors, rug viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

13
Hopi Pottery
Talk and demonstration with Hopi potter and park ranger; Homolovi State Park, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html


Hopi Paatuwaqatsi Run (Water is Life)
Races to celebrate the connection between water and life; Polacca, AZ; http://waterisliferun.org


Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction
Contemporary and antique Native American art for sale; Hubbell Trading post National Historic Site, Ganado, AZ; http://www.friendsofhubbell.org/Auction.htm

14
Soapstone Surprise
Tour of Lindenmeier archaeological site; Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, north of Ft. Collins, CO; http://www.historycolorado.org/archaeologists/events/soapstone-surprise

14-15
Go-Jii-Yah Feast Day
Foot races, powwow, rodeo; Stone Lake, Dulce, NM; http://www.jicarillaonline.com/

19
Laguna Village Feast Day
Buffalo, Eagle, and social dances; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/


Night Sky Archaeoastronomy Program
Ancestral Puebloan astronomy, night sky viewing through telescopes, reservations suggested; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

19-22
Southwestern Navajo Fair
Dilcon, AZ; http://www.discovernavajo.com

20
Petroglyph Tour
Vehicle needed, reservations required; Homolovi State Park, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html


Rock Ledge Powwow
Powwow, arts and crafts, food vendors, traditional and educational events; Rock Ledge Ranch, Colorado Springs, CO; http://rockledgeranch.com/events-calendar/upcoming-events/


Native New Mexico
Celebration of Native Americans along the Camino Real, lectures, artwork demonstrations, dance, and food; El Camino Real Historic Trail Site, south of Socorro, NM; http://nmmonuments.org/el-camino-real


Navajo Rug Auction
Auction of historic and contemporary Navajo weavings; Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://www.smokimuseum.org/calendar.htm


Montrose Indian Nations Powwow
Powwow, craft vendors; Montrose, CO 720-289-8945 or 970-240-6132; http://visitmontrose.com/calendar.aspx?CID=19

19-21
Pojoaque River Art Studio Tour
Reception and silent auction Friday night, tour traditional communities and artists' studios Saturday and Sunday; Pojoaque Pueblo, NM and Nambe Pueblo, NM; http://www.pojoaqueriverarttour.com/


Prescott Intertribal Powwow
Social powwow, vendors, food; Watson Lake Park, Prescott, AZ; http://prescottpowwow.wordpress.com

21
Tour de Acoma Bike Race
Bicycle races through Acoma and Laguna Pueblos; Acoma Pueblo, NM and Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.tourdeacoma.com/main.html


Turquoise from Prehistory to the Present
Lecture by Pulitzer Prize winning author N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa), free with museum admission; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.indianartsandculture.org/calendar


Visions of Chimney Rock-Medicinal Plants
Educational talk and flute music, reservations suggested; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

22
Autumnal Equinox
Archaeologist-led tour of Los Morteros and Picture Rock Archaeological sites, Hohokam ballcourt and bedrock mortars, solstice and equinox petroglyphs; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.oldpueblo.org/september.html

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

23
Sunrise Program
First day of autumn, viewing and discussions, reservations available on website; Chimney Rock National Monument, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

27
Homolovi IV Pueblo Guided Tour
Tour of oldest group in the park (usually closed to visitors), vehicle needed, reservations required; Homolovi State Park, AZ 928-289-4106; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

29-30
San Geronimo Feast
Vespers on eve, feast day dances, pole climb, races, arts and crafts; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events

OCTOBER 2014

2-5
Northern Navajo Nation Fair
Parade, powwow, rodeo, carnival, Indian market and more at the oldest annual Navajo Fair; Shiprock, NM; http://www.nnnfair.com


Colorado River Indian Tribes Indian Days Celebration
Miss CRIT and Baby pageants, parade, carnival, dances, fireworks, and entertainment; Manataba Park fairgrounds, Parker, AZ; http://www.crit-nsn.gov/

4
St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day
Pueblo dances and vendors after morning mass; Nambe Pueblo, NM; http://nambefalls.fatcow.com/nambeevents.htm


Hopi Pottery
Talk and demonstration of traditional pottery making and how to recognize authentic pieces; Homolovi State Park, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html


Native American Children's Pageant
Children perform in traditional dress, sponsored by Native Health Center; Metrocenter Mall, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.nativehealthphoenix.org/

4-5
American Indian Arts Festival
Traditional and contemporary art sales, music, food, dancing, performance by R. Carlos Nakai; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/aiaf/

8
Native American Heritage Day
Demonstrations, videos and talks about the Plains tribes and their relationship with Bent's Fort; Bent's Fort National Historic Site, near La Junta, CO; http://www.nps.gov/beol/planyourvisit/events.htm

10-12
Chandler Indian Art Market
Cultural festival with Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship program, artists, food, and entertainment; Chandler Park, Chandler, AZ; http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=771

11
Fall Navajo Song and Dance
Closes out the Navajo Nation fair season; Farmington indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter


Harvesting Our History
Dinner, entertainment, silent auction; Pueblo Grande Cultural Center, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/85th-anniversary-celebration/

17
St. Margaret Mary's Feast Day
Harvest and social dances; Village of Paraje, Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/

18
Petroglyph Tour
Ranger-led tours to petroglyph sites; Homolovi State Park, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html


Amerind Autumn Fest
Food, family games, dancing, artists, presentaions, and teaching of traditional Apache culture; Dragoon, AZ; http://www.amerind.org


Fiesta of Cultures
Celebration of Pueblo, Hispanic and Anglo folk art and pre-industrial lifeways with emphasis on craft demonstsrations geared toward families; Coronado Historic Site, Bernalillo, NM; http://nmmonuments.org/coronado


Apache (Jii) Day
Native American singers, dancer and storytellers, food and craft booths; Globe, AZ; http://globeaz.usachamber.com/custome2.asp?pagename=calendar&a=view&eid=116694

18-19
Tuuvi Gathering
Food booths, social dances from many tribes, arts and crafts vendors; Moenkopi, AZ; http://www.experiencehopi.com/

NOVEMBER 2014

1
Navajo Rug and American Indian Art Auction
Traditional food, tips about collecting, and live auction; Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ; http://www.pueblogrande.org/rug-auctions/

7-9
Adopt a Native Elder Rug Show and Sale
Arts and crafts sale, dances, demonstrations, entertainment; Park City, UT; http://www.anelder.org/index.php?ID=911&XID=911:897:0:0:0

8
Native Hairstyles
Presentations, historical context, methods, and accessories of various tribes; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.miaclab.org/calendar?eventID=2177

9
American Indian Heritage Film Festival
Four-part documentary series of native people sharing wisdom and beliefs, Ute Indian Museum and Indian vendors in lobby; Montrose Pavilion, Montrose, CO; http://visitmontrose.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=1616&month=11&year=2014&day=9&calType=0


Veteran's Day Celebration
Tribute to Native American veterans; Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.miaclab.org/?q=calendar

11
Giving Thanks For Our Veterans
Annual dinner honoring veterans; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

12
San Diego Feast Day
Various harvest dances; Tesuque Pueblo, NM 505-983-2667

15-16
Celebration of Basketry and Native Foods
Weavers and food producers, marketplace, traditional singing and dancing, film showcase; Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ; http://www.desertmuseum.org/calendar/view.php?type=p&mode-cal

27
Christmas Light Parade
Zuni Pueblo, NM 505-782-7238; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

28-29
Native American Indian Heritage Craft Market
Powwow, craft demonstrations, children's activities; Sheraton Hotel, Tucson, AZ; http://www.usaindianinfo.com/

28-30
Ornament Marketplace
Native artists sell hand-crafted ornaments; Heard Museum, Phoenix. AZ; http://heard.org/event/ornament-market/

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