Santa Fe Indigenous Peoples' Day Weekend Celebration

October 8-10, 2022

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Join Us for a Weekend Celebration of Culture and Communityǃ

Visitors from all over the world come to The City Different to experience authentic Native American art and culture throughout the year. On Santa Fe Indigenous Peoples' Day, we reserve the day to remember, honor and uphold our valued Native American neighbors from the 23 Tribes, Nations and Pueblos in New Mexico, our urban Indian citizens and all of the wonderful Native American arts, culture and educational institutions that give Santa Fe such a strong sense of place and make it one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.

Event t-shirts will be sold both Saturday and Sunday to benefit the Santa Fe Indigenous Center. The shirts showcase artwork by George Toya from the Jemez Pueblo.

“The design represents the Indigenous Universe. The Sun figure at the center represents everything sacred to our People, the elements and life. The crescent figures surrounding the Sun represent the winds from the four directions, the winds are essential for pollination of the plants and weather. The stepped and pointed figures surrounding the Sun and Wind represent the sacred places throughout our world. The stars throughout the design represent the Deities that protect us and remind us that we are only part of a universe that we do not control.”   - George Toya, Jemez Pueblo

Check Back Soon for a Complete Schedule of Events:

Saturday, October 8:

10am         Danza Azteca de Anahuac (Taos Area)

11am         Indigenous Dance Group (Pojoaque & Nambe)

12-1pm     Break

1pm          Kallestewa Dance Group (Zuni)

2pm          Serpent Trail Dance Group (Ohkay Owingeh)

3pm          Pojoaque Pueblo Youth Hoop Dance Group (Pojoaque)

Sunday, October 9:

10am       Soaring Eagle Dance Group (Zuni)

11am       TBD

12-1pm    Break

1pm         Lightning Boy Foundation (Inter-tribal)

2pm         TBD

Monday, October 10:

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe Indigenous Center, and the Santa Fe Indian School will be hosting events throughout the day. Please visit their websites for more information.

In 2016, the Governing Body of the City of Santa Fe passed an historic resolution to establish the second Monday of October annually as Indigenous Peoples' Day. Santa Fe is deeply proud to embrace its rich cultural diversity and the prolific and profound contributions that its first peoples brought and continue to bring to the City.

Santa Fe Indigenous Peoples' Day is brought to you by the City of Santa Fe and TOURISM Santa Fe, in collaboration with the 23 Tribes, Nations and Pueblos of New Mexico.

From the Blog:

Santa Fe Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day