CALENDAR

Sep
25
Tue
Pueblo of Laguna – Paguate Village -St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day
Sep 25 all-day

St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day. Harvest and Social Dances at Village of Paguate, Laguna Pueblo

Oct
12
Fri
Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction @ Crownpoint Elementary School
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ya’at’eeh (Welcome)

The Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction
Crownpoint, New Mexico

Weavers waiting for auction to begin. Photo by Anne Galer

Founded over 50 years ago by Crownpoint Trading Post owners, the late Lavonne and Bill Palmer, the Crownpoint Rug Auction is a genuine Navajo event featuring contemporary, handmade, all-wool Navajo rugs and the weavers who make them. In 2014 the Navajo Rug Weavers’ Association of Crownpoint took over management of the auction and turned it into a prime venue for buyers and weavers of genuine Navajo rugs.

The auction takes place once a month (usually the second Friday) at the Crownpoint Elementary School. Weavers from all over the Navajo Nation bring in their rugs starting at 4:00 pm and the rugs are laid out on tables for buyers to inspect. Rug submission/inspection ends at 6:30 pm and the auction starts at 7:00 pm. It can run until 10:00 pm or later if there are many rugs to be sold. Rugs sell from less than $50 to thousands of dollars.

Buyers can pay for rugs with cash, credit cards or by check.
Weavers receive checks issued by the Navajo Weavers’ Association for their sold rugs the night of the auction.

Auction Bidding Wayne Connell & Delbert Autry Auctioneers. Photo by Anne Galer

Food is available from the school cafeteria featuring Navajo tacos and other local specialties.

In addition to the rug auction, vendors selling quality Navajo jewelry, art and crafts set up in the school gym. Vendor space fees are 4 by 3 foot $15.00, 5 by 3 foot $20.00. You provide your own tables and chairs.

Directions: Crownpoint is located about 30 minutes north of I-40 (Thoreau exit #53) on state highway 371. Turn west at the sign for Crownpoint. The Elementary School is located about a mile towards town, just past the Post Office on the north side of the road.

For More Information:
Our email is newcrownpointrugauction@gmail.com.
Address: PO Box 454, Crownpoint, NM 87313
The Crownpoint Chapter Office phone is (505) 786-2130/2131
Or call Marcella Hale 505 362-8502.
Email: mmhale@hotmail.com

Rug Viewing. Photo by Anne Galer

Where to stay: There is no lodging in Crownpoint and the new Elementary School parking lot is usually locked after the auction.
Motel accommodations are available just off of I-40 in Gallup (50 miles west of Thoreau) and Grants (30 miles east of Thoreau).
Camping is available at Bluewater Lake State Park (Prewitt exit off I-40), Redrocks State Park (Gallup) or in private campgrounds/RV parks in Grants, Gallup, and Farmington.

Nov
9
Fri
Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction @ Crownpoint Elementary School
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ya’at’eeh (Welcome)

The Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction
Crownpoint, New Mexico

Weavers waiting for auction to begin. Photo by Anne Galer

Founded over 50 years ago by Crownpoint Trading Post owners, the late Lavonne and Bill Palmer, the Crownpoint Rug Auction is a genuine Navajo event featuring contemporary, handmade, all-wool Navajo rugs and the weavers who make them. In 2014 the Navajo Rug Weavers’ Association of Crownpoint took over management of the auction and turned it into a prime venue for buyers and weavers of genuine Navajo rugs.

The auction takes place once a month (usually the second Friday) at the Crownpoint Elementary School. Weavers from all over the Navajo Nation bring in their rugs starting at 4:00 pm and the rugs are laid out on tables for buyers to inspect. Rug submission/inspection ends at 6:30 pm and the auction starts at 7:00 pm. It can run until 10:00 pm or later if there are many rugs to be sold. Rugs sell from less than $50 to thousands of dollars.

Buyers can pay for rugs with cash, credit cards or by check.
Weavers receive checks issued by the Navajo Weavers’ Association for their sold rugs the night of the auction.

Auction Bidding Wayne Connell & Delbert Autry Auctioneers. Photo by Anne Galer

Food is available from the school cafeteria featuring Navajo tacos and other local specialties.

In addition to the rug auction, vendors selling quality Navajo jewelry, art and crafts set up in the school gym. Vendor space fees are 4 by 3 foot $15.00, 5 by 3 foot $20.00. You provide your own tables and chairs.

Directions: Crownpoint is located about 30 minutes north of I-40 (Thoreau exit #53) on state highway 371. Turn west at the sign for Crownpoint. The Elementary School is located about a mile towards town, just past the Post Office on the north side of the road.

For More Information:
Our email is newcrownpointrugauction@gmail.com.
Address: PO Box 454, Crownpoint, NM 87313
The Crownpoint Chapter Office phone is (505) 786-2130/2131
Or call Marcella Hale 505 362-8502.
Email: mmhale@hotmail.com

Rug Viewing. Photo by Anne Galer

Where to stay: There is no lodging in Crownpoint and the new Elementary School parking lot is usually locked after the auction.
Motel accommodations are available just off of I-40 in Gallup (50 miles west of Thoreau) and Grants (30 miles east of Thoreau).
Camping is available at Bluewater Lake State Park (Prewitt exit off I-40), Redrocks State Park (Gallup) or in private campgrounds/RV parks in Grants, Gallup, and Farmington.

Dec
14
Fri
Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction @ Crownpoint Elementary School
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ya’at’eeh (Welcome)

The Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction
Crownpoint, New Mexico

Weavers waiting for auction to begin. Photo by Anne Galer

Founded over 50 years ago by Crownpoint Trading Post owners, the late Lavonne and Bill Palmer, the Crownpoint Rug Auction is a genuine Navajo event featuring contemporary, handmade, all-wool Navajo rugs and the weavers who make them. In 2014 the Navajo Rug Weavers’ Association of Crownpoint took over management of the auction and turned it into a prime venue for buyers and weavers of genuine Navajo rugs.

The auction takes place once a month (usually the second Friday) at the Crownpoint Elementary School. Weavers from all over the Navajo Nation bring in their rugs starting at 4:00 pm and the rugs are laid out on tables for buyers to inspect. Rug submission/inspection ends at 6:30 pm and the auction starts at 7:00 pm. It can run until 10:00 pm or later if there are many rugs to be sold. Rugs sell from less than $50 to thousands of dollars.

Buyers can pay for rugs with cash, credit cards or by check.
Weavers receive checks issued by the Navajo Weavers’ Association for their sold rugs the night of the auction.

Auction Bidding Wayne Connell & Delbert Autry Auctioneers. Photo by Anne Galer

Food is available from the school cafeteria featuring Navajo tacos and other local specialties.

In addition to the rug auction, vendors selling quality Navajo jewelry, art and crafts set up in the school gym. Vendor space fees are 4 by 3 foot $15.00, 5 by 3 foot $20.00. You provide your own tables and chairs.

Directions: Crownpoint is located about 30 minutes north of I-40 (Thoreau exit #53) on state highway 371. Turn west at the sign for Crownpoint. The Elementary School is located about a mile towards town, just past the Post Office on the north side of the road.

For More Information:
Our email is newcrownpointrugauction@gmail.com.
Address: PO Box 454, Crownpoint, NM 87313
The Crownpoint Chapter Office phone is (505) 786-2130/2131
Or call Marcella Hale 505 362-8502.
Email: mmhale@hotmail.com

Rug Viewing. Photo by Anne Galer

Where to stay: There is no lodging in Crownpoint and the new Elementary School parking lot is usually locked after the auction.
Motel accommodations are available just off of I-40 in Gallup (50 miles west of Thoreau) and Grants (30 miles east of Thoreau).
Camping is available at Bluewater Lake State Park (Prewitt exit off I-40), Redrocks State Park (Gallup) or in private campgrounds/RV parks in Grants, Gallup, and Farmington.

Aug
10
Sat
San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita
Aug 10 all-day

August 10 – San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita

Sep
2
Mon
Acoma Pueblo Feast Day – San Estevan Feast – Harvest Dance @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 2 all-day

Acoma Pueblo is situated on top of a mesa, hundreds of feet above the surrounding land. It commands a breath-taking view of the countryside, other mesas and the distant mountains – no wonder it is called Sky City.

Like the hillside towns of Italy, the location was chosen for protection from marauding enemies, but the incredible beauty of this panoramic view of the world must have had something to do with the decision for the Indian people have an intense visual sensitivity, which anyone familiar with their art can easily attest.

Acoma, which means People of the White Rock, has been inhabited since before the twelfth century. Most of the present day people have residences in other parts of the reservation or in several farming villages but at no time is the Pueblo on the mesa without several families living in the old houses and caring for the Franciscan mission church of San Estevan, established in 1629 which, with the entire Pueblo has been proclaimed a National Historical Landmark.

The ancient cemetery still stands outside the church, surrounded by an integrating wall surmounted by guardian heads.

The thin walled and delicately decorated pottery of Acoma is among the most prized of Indian crafts. Many fine pieces are on display and for sale in the Visitors Center at the base of the mesa. The Center has a fine museum and features One Thousand Years of Clay, Pottery and History.

There is also a restaurant, shops and an information counter where tours of the Pueblo may be arranged. Throughout the year, there are a number of festivals and celebrations which visitors may attend.

San Pedro’s day is celebrated in June. St. James and the Corn Dances of Santa Ana’s day is in July.

The most popular festival is the feast of San Estevan, patron saint of the Pueblo in September.

Some of the dances are performed in the satellite villages.

Sep
7
Sat
Santa Maria Feast – McCarty @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 7 all-day

May – First Sunday in May – Santa Maria Feast in McCarty

Sep
8
Sun
Pueblo of Laguna – Encinal Village Feast -Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Feast Day
Sep 8 all-day

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Feast Day. Harvest and social dances at Village of Encinal, Laguna Pueblo

Laguna is surrounded by enchanting mesas and is situated at the foothills of the beautiful mountains of Mount Taylor.  Laguna is located 45 miles west of Albuquerque on Interstate 40. The reservation consists of approximately 500,000 acres of land situated in Cibola, Valencia, Bernalillo and Sandoval counties.  The residents of Laguna Pueblo live in six villages which are Laguna, Mesita, Paguate, Seama, Paraje, and Encinal.  The Tribal administration building is located in the village of Laguna. You can experience the uniqueness of our Pueblo by visiting in person.

Sep
14
Sat
Go-Jii-Yah Feast
Sep 14 all-day

Go-Jii-Yah Feast, annual celebration with foot races, powwow and country rodeo – Jicarilla Apache

“Feast Days” at each of the Pueblos are named after the Pueblos’ patron saint.  The Pueblos open up their respective Feast Days to the public (see calendar and etiquette pages) where visitors can view the reverent dances and songs offered on those days.  Feast Days bring tribal members together to renew their culture, language and native religion.  On those days, families prepare food for the many invited visitors coming through their homes, and participate in the activities taking place on their Feast Day. Pueblo Feast Day Dates do not change and are held on the same date each year.

Located by Stone Lake 19 miles (31 kilometers) south of Dulce. Annual celebration includes foot races, pow wow, country rodeo.

Jicarilla Apache Reservation

Sep
16
Mon
Tour de Acoma @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 16 all-day

Tour de Acoma is a 100, 50 and 25-mile bike challenge covering some of the most breathtaking lands on the Acoma and Laguna Pueblo reservations. An all-paved course that offers both the experienced and recreational cyclist a challenging and rare opportunity to ride through normally restricted tribal lands, this competitive course features opportunities for high speed racing as well as defying uphill endurance tests.

Registration is open!

17th Annual  Tour De Acoma

September 16, 2018

QUICK INFO:

Early registration ends Sept 2, 2018
Start Times:
100m – 7:00am
50m – 8:00am
25m – 8:15am
Please make your way to the start/finish line (north of tent) 10 minutes before your start time.

For additional information contact:
Melvin Juanico – mjuanico@skycity.com (505) 552-7861  

Like our 17th Annual Tour de Acoma page on facebook to stay updated on everything #TDA2018.

 

Sep
25
Wed
Pueblo of Laguna – Paguate Village -St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day
Sep 25 all-day

St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day. Harvest and Social Dances at Village of Paguate, Laguna Pueblo

Aug
10
Mon
San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita
Aug 10 all-day

August 10 – San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita

Sep
2
Wed
Acoma Pueblo Feast Day – San Estevan Feast – Harvest Dance @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 2 all-day

Acoma Pueblo is situated on top of a mesa, hundreds of feet above the surrounding land. It commands a breath-taking view of the countryside, other mesas and the distant mountains – no wonder it is called Sky City.

Like the hillside towns of Italy, the location was chosen for protection from marauding enemies, but the incredible beauty of this panoramic view of the world must have had something to do with the decision for the Indian people have an intense visual sensitivity, which anyone familiar with their art can easily attest.

Acoma, which means People of the White Rock, has been inhabited since before the twelfth century. Most of the present day people have residences in other parts of the reservation or in several farming villages but at no time is the Pueblo on the mesa without several families living in the old houses and caring for the Franciscan mission church of San Estevan, established in 1629 which, with the entire Pueblo has been proclaimed a National Historical Landmark.

The ancient cemetery still stands outside the church, surrounded by an integrating wall surmounted by guardian heads.

The thin walled and delicately decorated pottery of Acoma is among the most prized of Indian crafts. Many fine pieces are on display and for sale in the Visitors Center at the base of the mesa. The Center has a fine museum and features One Thousand Years of Clay, Pottery and History.

There is also a restaurant, shops and an information counter where tours of the Pueblo may be arranged. Throughout the year, there are a number of festivals and celebrations which visitors may attend.

San Pedro’s day is celebrated in June. St. James and the Corn Dances of Santa Ana’s day is in July.

The most popular festival is the feast of San Estevan, patron saint of the Pueblo in September.

Some of the dances are performed in the satellite villages.

Sep
7
Mon
Santa Maria Feast – McCarty @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 7 all-day

May – First Sunday in May – Santa Maria Feast in McCarty

Sep
8
Tue
Pueblo of Laguna – Encinal Village Feast -Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Feast Day
Sep 8 all-day

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Feast Day. Harvest and social dances at Village of Encinal, Laguna Pueblo

Laguna is surrounded by enchanting mesas and is situated at the foothills of the beautiful mountains of Mount Taylor.  Laguna is located 45 miles west of Albuquerque on Interstate 40. The reservation consists of approximately 500,000 acres of land situated in Cibola, Valencia, Bernalillo and Sandoval counties.  The residents of Laguna Pueblo live in six villages which are Laguna, Mesita, Paguate, Seama, Paraje, and Encinal.  The Tribal administration building is located in the village of Laguna. You can experience the uniqueness of our Pueblo by visiting in person.

Sep
14
Mon
Go-Jii-Yah Feast
Sep 14 all-day

Go-Jii-Yah Feast, annual celebration with foot races, powwow and country rodeo – Jicarilla Apache

“Feast Days” at each of the Pueblos are named after the Pueblos’ patron saint.  The Pueblos open up their respective Feast Days to the public (see calendar and etiquette pages) where visitors can view the reverent dances and songs offered on those days.  Feast Days bring tribal members together to renew their culture, language and native religion.  On those days, families prepare food for the many invited visitors coming through their homes, and participate in the activities taking place on their Feast Day. Pueblo Feast Day Dates do not change and are held on the same date each year.

Located by Stone Lake 19 miles (31 kilometers) south of Dulce. Annual celebration includes foot races, pow wow, country rodeo.

Jicarilla Apache Reservation

Sep
16
Wed
Tour de Acoma @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 16 all-day

Tour de Acoma is a 100, 50 and 25-mile bike challenge covering some of the most breathtaking lands on the Acoma and Laguna Pueblo reservations. An all-paved course that offers both the experienced and recreational cyclist a challenging and rare opportunity to ride through normally restricted tribal lands, this competitive course features opportunities for high speed racing as well as defying uphill endurance tests.

Registration is open!

17th Annual  Tour De Acoma

September 16, 2018

QUICK INFO:

Early registration ends Sept 2, 2018
Start Times:
100m – 7:00am
50m – 8:00am
25m – 8:15am
Please make your way to the start/finish line (north of tent) 10 minutes before your start time.

For additional information contact:
Melvin Juanico – mjuanico@skycity.com (505) 552-7861  

Like our 17th Annual Tour de Acoma page on facebook to stay updated on everything #TDA2018.

 

Sep
25
Fri
Pueblo of Laguna – Paguate Village -St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day
Sep 25 all-day

St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day. Harvest and Social Dances at Village of Paguate, Laguna Pueblo

Aug
10
Tue
San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita
Aug 10 all-day

August 10 – San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita

Sep
2
Thu
Acoma Pueblo Feast Day – San Estevan Feast – Harvest Dance @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 2 all-day

Acoma Pueblo is situated on top of a mesa, hundreds of feet above the surrounding land. It commands a breath-taking view of the countryside, other mesas and the distant mountains – no wonder it is called Sky City.

Like the hillside towns of Italy, the location was chosen for protection from marauding enemies, but the incredible beauty of this panoramic view of the world must have had something to do with the decision for the Indian people have an intense visual sensitivity, which anyone familiar with their art can easily attest.

Acoma, which means People of the White Rock, has been inhabited since before the twelfth century. Most of the present day people have residences in other parts of the reservation or in several farming villages but at no time is the Pueblo on the mesa without several families living in the old houses and caring for the Franciscan mission church of San Estevan, established in 1629 which, with the entire Pueblo has been proclaimed a National Historical Landmark.

The ancient cemetery still stands outside the church, surrounded by an integrating wall surmounted by guardian heads.

The thin walled and delicately decorated pottery of Acoma is among the most prized of Indian crafts. Many fine pieces are on display and for sale in the Visitors Center at the base of the mesa. The Center has a fine museum and features One Thousand Years of Clay, Pottery and History.

There is also a restaurant, shops and an information counter where tours of the Pueblo may be arranged. Throughout the year, there are a number of festivals and celebrations which visitors may attend.

San Pedro’s day is celebrated in June. St. James and the Corn Dances of Santa Ana’s day is in July.

The most popular festival is the feast of San Estevan, patron saint of the Pueblo in September.

Some of the dances are performed in the satellite villages.