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Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration

@ Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Monday 10.09, 2023
09:00 am - 04:00 pm MDT

New Mexico’s Native American tribes gather with civic officials and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to commemorate this statewide holiday with cultural dances, Native artisans and guest speakers.  Join us as we celebrate the rich history, resilience and contributions of Native people. Renowned cartoonist and artist Ricardo Caté (Santo Domingo Pueblo) and Miss Indian New Mexico, Kelsey Quintana (Jicarilla Apache Nation), will be part of the day’s festivities.

See schedule of events below.

Free for members or Native Americans, or with museum admission. Traditional regalia is encouraged for tribal members.

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Schedule of Events

9:00am – 4pm 

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center- Courtyard

Join the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center as we commemorate and celebrate the resilience of the Indigenous People of the Western Hemisphere. On this day, our state celebrates the invaluable contributions and resilience of the Indigenous People from the past, present, and future.

The event is open to all and included with Museum Admission.

Free to IPCC Members and all guests of Indigenous heritage

  • 9:00am    Welcome 

Mike Canfield, President/CEO IPCC/IPMI

  • 9:05am Invocation Governor Wilfred Herrera, Jr. (Laguna Pueblo)
  • Distinguished Guest Speakers 9:10-9:55am
  • 9:10am Governor Max Zuni (Isleta Pueblo)
  • 9:25am Derrick J. Lente (Sandia/Isleta Pueblo) District 65
  • 9:40am Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury
  • Performances
    • 10am         Kaltonaka Dance Group (Chichimeca Mexica Azteca)
    • 11am         Pueblo Dance Group (Laguna, Acoma, Hopi, Zuni)
    • 12pm        Dignitary Speakers

-Miss Indian New Mexico 2023-2024 and former Miss Indian New Mexico 2022-2023

    • 12:15pm-1:00pm   Ricardo Cate
    • 1pm           Sky City Buffalo Ram Dancers (Acoma)
    • 2pm           Kallestewa Dance Group(Zuni)
    • 3pm           White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers
  • Native American Artists in the Courtyard-
  • Storytelling in children’s area at 11am and 2pm by Gary Keene, Acoma Pueblo