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 2015

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

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Native American dances Friday through Sunday in June and July; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/

Homolovi State Park
Programs each Saturday (except Aug 1) through September 19; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

2
Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Must register, space limited; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/events.htm

6
World Atlatl Day Competition
Learn to use the ancient spear thrower, competition open to all, museum free that day; Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Center, Phoenix, AZ; http://phoenix.eventful.com/events/world-atlatl-day-/EO-001-080845255-0

White Mountain Native American Art Festival
Demonstrations, art sales, and performances; Hon Dah Resort and Casino, Pinetop, AZ; http://www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com/pages/RegionalEvents

Native American Flute
Traditional flute performance and talk by native flute player Ron Hoskie; Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.nps.gov/petr/planyourvisit

7
Opening of the Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry
Demonstrations, children's activities, dancers, storytelling, music, food; Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, NM; http://wheelwright.org/event/center-for-the-study-of-southwestern-jewelry-opening-public-day/

12
Farmington American Indian Ambassador Pageant
Contest to find 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, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

12-13
Restoration Gathering and Powwow
Dancers, drummers, vendors, sponsored by Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Cedar City, UT; http://www.utahpaiutes.org/about/newsandevents/

13
San Antonio Feast Day
Dances; Santa Clara Pueblo, NM; http://www.santaclaran.com/attractions.php#the-santa-clara-pueblo; and Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com

13-14
Jemez Pueblo Pottery
Watch traditional Jemez pottery being made; Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.nps.gov/petr/planyourvisit

19-20
Sheep is Life
Storytelling, activities, food, vendors, exhibits that teach about Navajo sheep, wool and weaving; Dine College, Chinle, AZ; http://www.navajolifeway.org/

20-21
Ceremonial Drums of Cochiti Pueblo
Watch a traditional Cochiti drum being made; Petroglyph National Monument, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.nps.gov/petr/planyourvisit

21-22
Summer Solstice Sunrise Program
Watch the sunrise at Casa Rinconada and view the solstice marker, reservations required; Chaco Culture National Historic Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/index.htm

24
San Juan Feast Day
Dances; Ohkay Owingeh/San Juan Pueblo, NM 505-852-4400, and Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com

29
San Pedro Feast Day
Corn dances; Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 505-867-3301

30
Full Moon Walk at Pueblo Bonito
Must register, space limited; Chaco Culture National Historical Park, NM; http://www.nps.gov/chcu/planyourvisit/events.htm


JULY 2015

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

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Native American dances Friday through Sunday in June and July; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM; http://www.indianpueblo.org/

Homolovi State Park
Programs each Saturday (except Aug 1) through September 19; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

2-5
Navajo National 4th of July Celebration and Pro Rodeo
Rodeo, entertainment, and carnival; Window Rock, AZ; http://www.navajonationfair.com/

4
Young Natives Arts and Crafts Sale
Children and grandchildren of artists at Palace of the Governor's portal demonstrate and sell their work; Palace of the Governors Courtyard, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.museumofnewmexico.org/calendar.php?month=07

4-5
Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture
Demonstrations of pottery making and piki bread baking, trail walk with Hopi medicine woman, and Hopi artists sell jewelry, pottery, quilts, backets and textiles; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://www.musnaz.org/

10
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

11-12
Annual Taos Pueblo Powwow
Powwow dancing and drumming; Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events-2

Prescott Indian Art Market
Potters, painters, weavers and jewelers sell their art, demonstrations and cultural presentations, food and music; Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, AZ; http://www.sharlot.org

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

18-19
Little Beaver Rodeo
Rodeo, powwow, parade, Pony Express race, dances, carnival; Dulce, NM; http://www.jicarillaonline.com/

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

26
Santa Ana Feast Day
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM; http://www.santaana.org; and Seama Village at Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org; and Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com


AUGUST 2015

1
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


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

1-2
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/

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

6-9
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/


Pecos Conference
Archaeologists, Native Americans, students, and the general public discuss new Southwestern archaeological research; Mancos, CO; http://pecosconference.com/

8
Blackwater Draw
Overview of artifacts and archaeology from the Clovis site; Oasis State Park, Portales, NM; https://wwwapps.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/parksevent/calendar/Default.aspx?Month=1


Petroglyph Tour
Ranger-led, vehicle required; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

8-9
Zuni Cultural Arts Expo
Zuni Pueblo, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.htm

9
Pueblo Independence Day
Commemorative run, traditional dances and music, arts and crafts, food; Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs, NM; http://www.nmmonuments.org/jemez


Museum Hill Day
Native American games; Museum of Indian Arts and Cultures, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.indianartsandculture.org/calendar

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://picurispueblo.org/9322.html

10
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

12
Santa Clara Feast Day
Santa Clara Pueblo, NM 505-753-7330

14
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

15
Hopi Pottery Talk
Park ranger and Hopi potter explains and demonstrates traditional pottery; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html


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


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

17-18
Whitehawk Antique Art Show
Native American art from around the country; Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM; http://www.whitehawkshows.com/

20-21
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/

22
Sunset Hike
Ranger-led, 4.25 miles on sandy trails; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

22-23
Santa Fe Indian Market
Juried competition, dances, food, Native American artists exhibit and sell their work; Santa Fe, NM; http://www.swaia.org/

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

25-26
Zuni Pueblo Day
Las Vegas, NM; http://www.zunitourism.com/events_calendar.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

29
Full Moon Viewing and Archaeoastronomy Program
Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php


Petrified Wood Walk
Ranger-led 1-mile walk to the park's petrified trees; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html


SEPTEMBER 2015

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

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

5
Petroglyph Tour
Ranger-led, vehicle required; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html

5-6
Totah Festival Indian Market and Contest Powwow
Juried art, arts and crafts vendors, Navajo rug auction; Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.farmingtonnm.org/pages/events.html

6-13
Navajo Nation Fair
Rodeo, concerts, Miss Navajo Nation Pageant; Window Rock, AZ; http://navajopeople.org/blog/navajo-nation-fair/

8
Encinal Village Feast
Laguna Puelo, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/


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/

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

12
Hopi Pottery Talk
Park ranger and Hopi potter explains and demonstrates traditional pottery; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html


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

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

19
Sunset Hike
Ranger-led, 4.25 miles on sandy trails; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html


Laguna Village Feast Day
Old Laguna Village, NM; http://www.lagunapueblo.org/


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

19-20
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/

20
Tour de Acoma
100-, 50-, and 15-mile bike rides on normally closed pueblo land; Acoma Pueblo, NM and Laguna Pueblo, NM; http://www.tourdeacoma.com/new.html

22-23
Miss CRIT Pageant
Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation, Parker, AZ 928-669-1235; http://www.crit-nsn.gov/crit_contents/tourism/

23
Autumn Equinox
Archaeologist-led tour of Los Morteros and Picture Rock archaeological sites, Hohokam ballcourt and bedrock mortars, solstice and equinox petroglyphs. Reservations required; Old Pueblo Archaeological Center, Tucson, AZ; http://www.oldpueblo.org/


Autumn 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

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

25-27
Prescott Intertribal Powwow
Native song and dance, social powwow, vendors, food; Watson Lake Park, Prescott, AZ; http://www.prescottpowwow.org/

26
National Parks Free Day
To celebrate Public Lands Day; http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm


Homolovi IV Pueblo Tour
Guided tour of the park's oldest group, which is usually closed to visitors. Reservations at 928-289-4106; Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ;; http://azstateparks.com/Parks/HORU/index.html


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


Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction
Contemporary and antique Native American art for sale; http://www.friendsofhubbell.org/Auction.htm

27
Full Moon Viewing and Archaeoastronomy Program
Reservations required; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

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

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