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Apr
23
Tue
American Indian Week: Pueblo Days @ Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Apr 23 – Apr 29 all-day

40th Annual American Indian Week

April 22 – April 28

The IPCC has something for everyone during American Indian Week: traditional Native dances several times each day, workshops led by Native art experts each afternoon, and artists offering authentic handcrafted work for sale. The Pueblo Harvest Cafe will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner as usual, as well as host a special concession window in the courtyard!
Free with museum admission.

April 22 @ 9:00 am – April 28 @ 5:00 pm

r courtyard transforms into a bustling marketplace with over fifty artist booths featuring pottery, jewelry, paintings, and more. Enjoy all the activities of our week-long cultural celebration with an extra emphasis on art.

Free with museum admission.

TRADITIONAL NATIVE DANCES

Cultural Dances Daily!

Monday 22nd
11am & 2pm Southern Slam Zia
12pm & 3pm Fontenelle Family Dance Group Zuni/Northern Cheyenne
Tuesday 23rd
11am & 2pm Southern Slam Zia
12pm & 3pm Oak Canyon Dancers Jemez
Wednesday 24th
11am & 2pm Acoma Dance Group Acoma
12pm & 3pm Oak Canyon Dancers Jemez
Thursday 25th
11am & 2pm Cellicion Traditional Dancers Zuni
12pm & 3pm Serpent Trail Dancers Ohkay Owingeh
Friday 26th
11am & 2pm Cellicion Traditional Dancers Zuni
12pm & 3pm Serpent Trail Dancers Ohkay Owingeh
Saturday 27th
10am & 1pm Zuni Olla Maidens Zuni
11am & 2pm Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group Acoma
12pm & 3pm White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers White Mountain Apache
Sunday 28th
10am & 1pm Zuni Olla Maidens Zuni
11am & 2pm Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group Acoma
12pm & 3pm White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers White Mountain Apache

 

Apr
25
Thu
Gathering of Nations Pow Wow @ Powwow Grounds
Apr 25 – Apr 27 all-day

 

EXPERIENCE NORTH AMERICA’S BIGGEST POWWOW

APRIL 25, 26 & 27, 2019

at the Powwow Grounds – Tingley Coliseum /Expo New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A.

In the past 36 years the Gathering of Nations has grown from an early, simple dream to one of the world’s most recognized annual festivals.

From the beginning the concept has always been to produce an event where Native people can come together each year to celebrate and share culture, and a place where singers and dancers can feel confident that competition is fair to all.

From those genuine and humble beginnings that the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow has evolved into the event you see today, as well as its role in many community outreach efforts. None of this could be have been accomplished without the loyalty and dedication of good volunteers, friends and family.

It was here at the Gathering of Nations that “powwow fever” has shed its warmth on such a wonderful lifestyle, and continues to be of great appeal and intrigue to young people interested in learning more about their own personal tribal traditions and the powwow way.

Flint Carney, a long time friend and member of the Kiowa tribe, who said, “The greatest thing about the Gathering of Nations is the respect that is shown to all Native people of the world.”

This is the way of powwow life and teachings, which are provided and handed down from the elders to the younger generations. The Gathering of Nations experience does not end when you leave and head for home, but rather continues in your heart and mind, remains with you down the road to the next event, powwow or your own personal family gathering(s).

Many people from around the world have made the Gathering of Nations Powwow their travel destination. The Gathering of Nations has grown to become more than just a “Powwow”, it’s an experience!

  • Thee Gathering of Nations has had the opportunity to blossom into the most enjoyable, cultural, and entertaining Native festival in North America.
  • Open with the Gathering of Nations song for grand entry, the powwow program also includes the crowning of Miss Indian World. Its pageantry, along with its cultural beauty, exemplifies the pride and dignity of the culture and traditions of Native women across the United States and Canada.
  • Only at the Gathering of Nations will you partake in the isles of shopping throughout the Indian Trader’s Market, enjoying the best of native foods, Horse & Rider Parade, music on Powwow Alley’s Stage 49 featuring the Best in Native American Music Performances and Entertainment!
Apr
27
Sat
American Indian Week Spring Art Market @ Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

The last weekend of American Indian Week is unmissable for art lovers! Our courtyard transforms into a bustling marketplace with dozens of artist booths featuring pottery, jewelry, paintings, and more. Enjoy all the activities of our week-long cultural celebration with an extra emphasis on art.
Free with museum admission.

May
3
Fri
Santa Cruz Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
May 3 all-day

Santa Cruz Feast Day- Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jun
17
Mon
San Antonio Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jun 17 all-day

San Antonio Feast Day- Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jun
24
Mon
San Juan Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jun 24 all-day

San Juan Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
14
Sun
Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day

Annual Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
25
Thu
Santiago Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 25 all-day

Santiago Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
26
Fri
Santa Ana Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 26 all-day

Santa Ana Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

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
4
Wed
Isleta Pueblo Feast Day – St. Augustinito
Sep 4 all-day

Isleta means “Little Island” in Spanish, but Isleta Pueblo is hardly “little” having and area of 211,002 acres and a population greater than three thousand.

Isleta has had a troubled history. When the Pueblo Revolt began, many of the members fled to Hopi settlements in Arizona, while a number of Isleta people accompanied the Spanish in their retreat to El Paso del Norte. After the rebellion was brought under control, the Isleta people returned to their former home, some bringing Hopi mates and half-Hopi Children.

When some members of the Laguna Pueblo and the Acoma Pueblo joined the Isleta community in the eighteen hundreds, friction within this heterogeneous society led to internal disagreement over religious and ritual matters.

The solution to this conflict resulted in the creation of the satellite settlement of Oraibi. The Pueblo today is comprised of two small communities. Oraibi and Chicale and the the main Pueblo, Isleta.

The language is generally Tiwa with most people speaking English as well. Agriculture is the principal occupation of the Isleta people. Additional revenue is derived from land leased to local business concerns and to the United States Government.

A high portion of the population works outside the reservation, but a recent revival of pottery making is giving work to a number of artisans.

The Chiwiwi family, which is noted for its high quality work, has created fine products in the traditional style of pottery which are gaining the attention of collectors. Embroidery and jewelry-making are also experiencing a revival.

Isleta is also known for excellent bread baking.

The Isleta Pueblo performs several dances open to the public during June, July and August as well as September Fair and Christmas festivals.

Camping and fishing at Sunrise Lake on the Isleta Reservation are popular vacation attractions.

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
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

Jun
17
Wed
San Antonio Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jun 17 all-day

San Antonio Feast Day- Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jun
24
Wed
San Juan Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jun 24 all-day

San Juan Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
14
Tue
Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day

Annual Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
25
Sat
Santiago Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 25 all-day

Santiago Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
26
Sun
Santa Ana Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 26 all-day

Santa Ana Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.