American Indian Week Starts today, April 17, and runs though April 25, and The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, (the representation of the 19 New Mexico Pueblos), is celebrating in true Pueblo style with their “Pueblo Days” events.
• Spring Indian Market is held on April 17 & 18, 2010 from 10 am to 4pm
• Pueblo Elders Arts & Crafts Fair is on April 21, 2010 10 am to 3pm
• Native American Children’s Art Show is running all month!
• Traditional Dance Performances on the weekends from 11 am to 5pm and weekdays from 11 am to 3pm
• In the North Gallery, Celebrating Native Legacies – Works in Clay by Kathleen Wall of Jemez Pueblo
Located less than a mile from Albuquerque’s Adobe Nido Bed and Breakfast, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is the only venue offering Authentic Native American Dances year round. And this is just a warm up for the big event at the end of American Indian Week – The Gathering of Nations. See my post about this fantastic event, the largest Pow Wow in North America, probably the largest in the world, held in Albuquerque every year in April.
There are buses leaving daily from The IPCC to Tour the Puye Cliff Dwellings, the ancestral hope of the people at Santa Clara Pueblo, where you can immerse yourself in ancient pueblo culture with a native guide. Tour includes lunch, snakes and beverages.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is located at 2401 12th St NW, at 12th between Menaul Blvd and Indian School Rd. It can be found easily from exit 158 off Interstate 40 as it rolls through ABQ. Just exit at 158 and travel north on 12th street for a few hundred feet past Lowe’s and Walgreens. This venue is a great destination in itself, but is a perfect preamble to visiting any of the 19 New Mexico Pueblos.
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