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 2014

1
San Felipe Feast Day
Food and dances; San Felilpe Pueblo, NM 505-867-8687

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


Native American Art Auction
Contemporary and antique art, craft and food vendors, art preview 9-11 am, auction at noon; Hubbell Trading Post, Ganado, AZ; http://www.nps.gov/hutr/parknews/index.htm

4
Santa Maria Feast Day
McCarty, Acoma Pueblo,NM; http://www.acomaskycity.org/main.html?pgid=39&month=5&year=2014&calendar=all

9
Crownpoint Rug Auction
Viewing at 4 pm, auction at 7 pm; Crownpoint, NM; http://www.crownpointrugauction.com

10
Great Fort Apache Heritage Reunion/Ndee La Ade-Gathering of the People
Vendors, song and dance celebration, tours of the fort; Apache Historic Park, Whiteriver, AZ; http://fortapachearizona.org


Spring Bear Powwow
Dancing, cakewalks, native food, arts and crafts, music, raffles; Regis University Field House, Denver, CO; http://springbearpowwow.org/


Spring Mini-contest Powwow
Powwow, Miss Indian Farmington; Farmington Indian Center, Farmington, NM; http://www.fmtn.org/indiancenter

14
Full Moon at Chimney Rock
Moon viewing as it rises over Great House Pueblo site, Native American flute music, and lectures on area archaeology and geology. Reservations required; Chimney Rock National Monument, near Pagosa Springs, CO; http://www.chimneyrockco.org/calendar.php

17-18
Tesoro Indian Market and Powwow
Contest powwow, artist demonstrations; Tesoro Cultural Center, The Fort, Morrison, CO; http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org/Calendar.html

23-24
Southern Ute Bear Dance Powwow
Contest dancing, arts and crafts, food; Sky Ute Fairgrounds, Ignacio, CO; http://www.southernute-nsn.gov/2014/03/2014-southern-ute-bear-dance/

23-26
Southern Ute Bear Dance
Bear Dance, Corral blessing 10:30 am Friday, Bear Dance Feast noon Monday; Bear Dance Grounds, Ignacio, CO; http://www.southernute-nsn.gov/2014/03/2014-southern-ute-bear-dance/

24-25
Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture
A:sguwi (Zuni) people share dance and music, art, language, vendors; Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ; http://www.musnaz.org/hp/heritage-program.shtml


Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival
Museum-quality art for sale from artistis from many tribes and pueblos to raise funds for Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM; http://nativetreasures.org/


Mesa Verde Country Indian Arts and Culture Festival
Lectures, dances, art sales, tours at various sites in the 4Corners area; near Cortez, CO; http://www.mesaverdecountry.com/tourism/festivals/iacf/iacfschedule.html


Jemez Red Rocks Arts and Crafts Sale
Jemez Pueblo, NM 575-834-7235 or 575-834-0103

JUNE 2014


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


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

7
Blessing of the Fields
Tesuque Pueblo, NM 505-983-2667 or 505-455-2467


World Atlatl Day Competition
Ancient spear thrower contest at same time all over the world, storytelling and craft activities for children; Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Center, Phoenix, AZ; http://phoenix.gov/parks/culture/museum/pueblo/calendar/index.html

7-8
Powwow in the Pines
Dance and drum contests; Hon-Dah's festival grounds, Pinetop, AZ; http://www.hon-dah.com/pow-wow.html


Spring Contest Powwow
Powwow and art market; Northside Aztlan Community Center, Fort Colllins, CO; http://www.fortnet.org/PowWow/NCIPA_powwow.html

13
Miss Indian Farmington Pageant
Crowning of Miss Indian Farmington; 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


San Antonio Feast Day
Dances; Santa Clara Pueblo, NM 505-753-7330 and Taos Pueblo, NM; http://www.taospueblo.com/events


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

13-14
Paiute Restoration Gathering and Powwow
Powwow, princess/queen pageant; Cedar City, UT; http://www.utahpaiutes.org/about/newsandevents/

13-15
Heber Valley Powwow
Dance contest, Native American arts and crafts and food vendors; Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT; http://www.gohebervalley.com/Heber-Valley-Pow-wow

14-15
American Indian Festival and Concerts
Storytelling, performances, silent auction, children's crafts, vendors, food; Rye Methodist Church, Rye, CO 719-676-3741


Colorado Springs Indian Center Powwow
Dancers and drum groups; Colorado Springs, CO; http://www.coloradospringsindiancenter.com/2014/04/annual-csic-powwow/

19
Colorado Springs Native American Festival and Powwow
Powwow, demonstrations, art sales, cultural exhibits, native food; EXPO Center, Colorado Springs, CO; http://www.fortnet.org/PowWow/events.html

20-21
Sheep is Life Celebration
Storytelling, activities, food, exhibits to teach about Navajo sheep, wool and weaving; Hubbell Trading Post, AZ (dates to be announced) and Dine College, Window Rock, AZ; http://www.navajolifeway.org/

20-22
White Mountain Native American Art Festival
Demonstrations, art sales, performances; Hon-Dah Resort and Casino, Pinetop, AZ; http://www.pinetoplakesidechamber.com/pages/RegionalEvents

21
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

22
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

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

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

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

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