August 2014

What’s Going On? – Here & There – August 2014


Aug. 2

Nuestra Señora Corn Dance

Jémez Pueblo, NM



Aug. 6-10

93rd Intertribal Ceremonial

Red Rock State Park, Gallup, NM



Aug. 10, 7 am-3 pm

Pueblo Independence Day

Jémez Historic Site, NM

Commemorating the successful rebellion against Spanish colonization. Pilgrimage run from Jémez Pueblo to Jémez Historic Site (13 miles) begins at 7 am. Festivities begin at 10 am: traditional dances, music, Native arts & crafts, food vendors. Free. 575.829.3530.


Aug. 10

San Lorenzo Feast Day

Acoma and Picurís pueblos, NM



Aug. 11 Application Deadline

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Join a nonprofit organization working on conservation projects in northern New Mexico as a paid AmeriCorps volunteer. Earn a college scholarship. Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is hiring young women and men, ages 18-25, for seasonal, full-time conservation and energy efficiency positions. Multiple Locations. Applications and details: 575.751.1420,


Aug. 15

San Antonio Feast Day with Corn Dancers

Zia Pueblo, NM



Aug. 17 Opening, 4-7 pm

First Invitational NM Painters Exhibition

Kennedy Alumni Hall, Highlands University, 905 University Ave., Las Vegas, NM

The largest show of its kind in decades. More than 50 contemporary NM painters and original printmakers. Figural and representational artists. Continues through Oct. 15.


Aug. 19-21

Indian Housing Training Conference

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Catoosa, Okla.

Sustainable housing and best practices technical assistance program. Resources for housing professionals to build developments for Native families. Free registration for Native Americans and those working within Indian Country. Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative instructors Jamie Blosser, Nathaniel Corum and others. Course descriptions:


Aug. 22-24

Valles Caldera Restoration Project

Organized by the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation. Activities may include building structures to induce meandering, planting native vegetation or removing/repairing fences.


Sept. 1 Nomination Deadline

Quivira Coalition’s Clarence Burch Award

$20,000 award recognizes individuals and organizations who lead by example in promoting and accomplishing outstanding stewardship of private and/or public lands consistent with the mission of the Quivira Coalition: to build resilience by fostering ecological, economic and social health on western working landscapes.


Sept. 1-7

68th Annual Navajo Nation Fair

Fair Grounds in Window Rock, Ariz.



Sept. 2

San Estévan Feast Day

Acoma Pueblo, NM



Sept. 4

San Agustín Feast Day

Isleta Pueblo, NM



Sept. 11-15

Americas Latino Eco Festival

Denver and Boulder, Colo.

2nd annual festival produced by Americas for Conservation & the Arts and the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. With environmental leader Jean-Michel Cousteau, actor/social activist Edward James Olmos, scientists, artists, community and policy leaders from across the Americas.


Sept. 13

Friends of Hubbell Auction

Hubbell’s Trading Post

Ganado, Ariz.



Sept. 27-28, 9 am-5 pm

Heart of NM Fiber Festival

Moriarty City Park, Moriarty, NM

East Mountain fiber artisans and suppliers. Natural fiber products, equipment, materials. Demos, competitions, hands-on booths. Music, food. Free admission. 505.384.2293,


Oct. 23-24, 9 am-5 pm

4th Annual Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Conference

Las Cruces Convention Center, NM



Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-1 pm and Saturday

Pajarito Environmental Education Center

3540 Orange St., Los Alamos, NM

Nature center and outdoor education programs. Exhibits of flora and fauna of the Pajarito Plateau; herbarium, live amphibians, butterfly and xeric gardens. Free. 505.662.0460,,


Río Grande Return

Gifts from the River

Locally produced salsas, jams, honey, chocolates, soaps, lotions, incense and more. Supports local farmers, producers and the conservation of the Río Grande. 505.466.1767, toll free: 866.466.1767, www.riograndereturn,com


NM Green Chamber of Commerce

The NM Green Chamber of Commerce, with chapters around the state, has a business directory that is a great resource for conscious consumers looking for locally owned and environmentally friendly businesses in their area.  Contribute to a sustainable future by supporting businesses in your city/town that are striving to be leaders in green business practices. Info: 505.859.3433,,




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