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Santa Fe Indigenous Peoples' Day Weekend Celebration

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.

Schedule of Events*

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Santa Fe Plaza

10:00 am  Dance Group TBA

11:00 am  Danza Azteca de Anahauc (Taos)

12 – 1 pm  Break

1:00 pm  Serpent Trail Dance Group (Ohkay)

2:00 pm  Soaring Eagle Dance Group (Zuni)

3:00 pm  Lighting Boy Hoop Dancers (Inter-tribal)

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Santa Fe Plaza

10:00 am  Oak Canyon Dance Group (Jemez)

11:00 am  Kallestewa Dance Group (Zuni)

12 – 1 pm  Break

1:00 pm  Sky City Buffalo/Ram Dance (Pueblo of Acoma)

2:00 pm  Dance Group TBA

3:00 pm  Pojoaque Pueblo Youth Hoop Dance Group

*Please check back for a complete schedule of events. 

Monday, October 11, 2021
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

All-Day Event

MoCNA will have a series of public programs happening throughout the day, including a hoop dance performance by the Lightning Boy Foundation, Inc. In addition, there is free museum admission all-day. Let's come together to celebrate and honor the past, present, and futures of Indigenous peoples.

Tentative Schedule*:

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Walk-in Tours of Exposure Exhibition with MoCNA Docents

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Walk-in Tours of Exposure Exhibition with MoCNA Docents

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Hoop Dance Performance by Lightning Boy Foundation, Inc. at the MoCNA Art Park

*Please visit MoCNA's Facebook and Instagram platforms to stay up to date with the latest news and schedule of events.

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.