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 V.18 No.17 | April 23 - 29, 2009 


Powwow Guide 2009

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26 th Gathering of Nations Powwow

Thursday, April 23, through Saturday, April 25
University of New Mexico Arena, "The Pit" (1414 University SE, at Avenida Cesar Chavez)
For a complete list of prices, visit

North America's largest powwow is packed with Native foods, traditional dancing and music, and 800 artists and traders. This year's Stage 49 features music and entertainers from across North America (See "Gathering of Nations Entertainment Schedule").

American Indian Week "Pueblo Days"

Ongoing through Sunday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12 th Street NW)
Regular museum admission: $6 adults, $5.50 seniors (62-and-over), $4 New Mexico residents
(866) 855-7902,

Traditional Native American dances, art demonstrations and presentations celebrate Native American culture with an emphasis on New Mexico's Pueblo Indians.

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Coyote Is Part of Our Flathead Salish Creation Story

Ongoing through Tuesday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open Space Visitor Center (6500 Coors NW)

A painting and drawing exhibit exploring the nature of Coyote, featuring works by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Neil Ambrose-Smith.

Native Now Art Show

Ongoing through Wednesday, July 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino (30 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe)
(505) 819-2245,

The show includes some of the country's most innovative Native artists, who are redefining the boundaries of contemporary art. Participants include Ryan Singer, Micah Wesley, David Sloan, Alex Jacobs, Dallin Maybee, Michael Roanhorse, Shawn Bluejacket, Veronica Poblano, Dylan Poblano, Carol Emarthle-Douglas, Dennis Esquivel, Robert "Spooner" Marcus and Alan Lasiloo.

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Injunuity: Native American Art Show

Thursday, April 23, through Saturday, April 25
Opening reception April 23, 7 p.m.
Black Market Goods Gallery (112 Morningside NE)

The show features art, fashion and photography from Southwest-based Native American artists. The Thursday night kickoff includes a fashion show, a DJ and live music.

North American Indigenous Image Awards

Thursday, April 23, doors open at 6, red carpet walk at 6:30, awards show starts at 7 p.m.
Isleta Casino and Resort (11000 Broadway SE)
General seating tickets $35, price increases the day of the show
(505) 508-7925,

This first annual awards show honors Native Americans and Canadian Aboriginals for their work in media and entertainment. North American Indigenous Image Awards will be given for best magazine, music video, comedy performance and feature film. The evening includes live music performances.

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Grand Entry Kick Off Party

Thursday, April 23, 9 p.m.
Sauce/Raw Nightclub (405 Central NW)
21+, no cover

In the spirit of the powwow, Sauce/Raw hosts a slew of Native hip-hop DJs and MCs: Immortal Technique, Abel Rock, RedCloud, Culture Shock Camp featuring Quese IMC and Shock B, SupaMan, Definition Rare, and Lakota Jonez. Big Chief Indian Ink will be on hand for tattoos and the party will feature art by Bunky EchoHawk.

Santa Fe Indian Market Gallery: Studio Tour and Dinner

Friday, April 24, 3:45 p.m.
Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino (30 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe)
(505) 819-2245,

Meet in the Santa Fe Indian Market Gallery for transportation to the studio of international jeweler Mike "NaNaPing" Garcia. Return to the gallery for cocktails and a special private dinner at Red Sage Restaurant. Price for the afternoon and evening is $95 per person. Call for reservations.

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The Red Star Party

Friday, April 24, 10 p.m.
Lotus Nightclub (211 Gold SW)
21+, $5 cover

DJs Abel Rock and Flo-Fader will spin for this party. Dress to impress because specially invited guests include actors Adam Beach (Smoke Signals and Windtalkers), Michael Spears (Dances With Wolves) and Tatanka Means (Into the West) as well as Chris Eyre, director of Smoke Signals.

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Rock The 9 Acoustic Dinner Show

Friday, April 24, 6 p.m.
Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW)
All-ages until 9 p.m., free

Adrian Wall, The Jir Project, The Wahoos and guests perform.

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All Nations Skate Jam

Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26
Gates open at 8 a.m., contest starts at 10 a.m.
Los Altos Skatepark (10140 1/2 Lomas NE)
Adults $3, kids $2, seniors $1, children ages 6-and-under free
$5 skater entry fee

The third annual championship of n8v sk8rs will feature skateboarding pros Bill Danforth and Jim Murphy as special guests. Live music all day long. For more info, log on to the website or contact Skate Comp at (517) 605-9319 or

Spring Indian Art Market

Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April, 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12 th Street NW)
Regular museum admission: $6 adults, $5.50 seniors (62-and-over), $4 New Mexico residents
(866) 855-7902,

Buy direct from more than 50 Native American artists. The museum will have a fry bread stand for the weekend.

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49 on 4 th

Saturday, April 25, 8 p.m.
Ned's Downtown (407 Central NW)
21+, $5 cover

Casper & The Mighty 602 Band, RedCloud, Culture Shock Camp, Coalition, Downplay, SupaMan, DJ Abel Rock and live artist Bunky EchoHawk perform at this benefit for the Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico.

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Rock The 9 Acoustic Dinner Show

Saturday, April 25, 6 p.m.
Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW)
All-ages until 9 p.m., free

The Old Main frontman Rody Lacy performs with Black Child Red and other special guests.

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The Big NDN Show

Saturday, April 25, 9 p.m.
Wool Warehouse (518 First Street NW)
21+, $10 cover

Native Model Studio fashion show, free HIV testing, live tattoos by Big Chief Indian Ink and performances from Ethnic De Generation, RedCloud, Quese IMC, Manik 1derful, The Cremains, DJ Young Native, Rocking Horse, Sheepheads and special guests.

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Lakota Jonez CD Release Party

Saturday, April 25, 9 p.m.
Leo's (12 th Street and Candelaria NW)
21+, $10 (includes CD; $7 cover without CD)

Native American lyricist Lakota Jonez drops her new album Beautiful. Babsy, Definition Rare, Quese IMC, Diverse, DJ Intox, Wab Kinew, Meghan Meisters, Cherokee KiD, Shock B, Prodigy, Say What and Nine perform. Live art by Self Respekt and UN3EK SY5TEM fashion show.


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