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November 2017

4th Annual Pueblo Film Fest

November 17 - November 19
4th Annual PFF

Experience the only film festival in the country devoted to the work of Pueblo filmmakers and actors, as well as to films that explore the Pueblo experience! The weekend includes film screenings, presentations, and discussions with renowned Pueblo filmmakers. This year we'll show a mix of classic Native-made movies as well as new work, and even host interactive workshops and a casting call! Everyone is invited to come be entertained, learn what’s happening in the film world, and forge new connections with those in the industry. Suggested donation of $10 for admission. This year's screenings and workshops will include:    Friday November 17: 6 pm: Opening Reception w/ appetizers & drinks 7 pm: Special Screening of Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World by Catherine Bainbridge Tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Films Saturday November 18: Located at Chaco Ballroom I & II 10:00 am - Opening Remarks 10:05 am - Racing the Rez by: Brian TruglIo Focusing on five teens living on the Navajo and Hopi reservations, Racing the Rez unfolds over two years of careful, patient observation, and offers a rare view into the surprising complexity and diversity of contemporary reservation life. 11:02 am - Break 11:15 am - Grab by: Billy Luther (Laguna) A community-wide prayer of abundance, thanks, and renewal, Grab Day exists at the intersection of traditional Native and contemporary Western cultures. 12:15 pm - lunch break 1:15 pm - Defending the Fire by: Silver Bullet Productions With a focus on the spiritual and historic journey of Native American Warriors, Silver Bullet Productions will present the story of the Warrior, the importance of cultures in modern quests, and the lessons of war through the lens of these cul- tures. 2:15 pm - break 2:30 pm - Frontera!  by: John Jota Leaños This animated documentary tells the story of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. Guest: Lee Moquino from Laguna (voice of Po’pay) 2:50 pm - break 3:00 pm - Veiled Lightning/NATIvE Voltage by: Ashley Lynn Browning (Santa Clara & Pojoaque) & Jaima Chevalier This film explores the culture of protest in Native America and beyond – as seen through the lens of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Workshops Saturday November 18: Located at Silver & TurquoIse room 10:30 am - Pitch Your Story: Learn How to Pitch a Film Facilitators: Beverly Singer (Santa Clara) Jonathan  Sims (Acoma) Sunday November 19: Located at Chaco Ballroom I & II 10:00 am - Welcome! 10:05 am - our Spirits Don’t Speak English by: Chip Richie This film uncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy which took Indian children from their homes, forced them into boarding schools, and enacted a policy of educating them in the ways of Western Society. 11:25 am - Break 11:35 am - Albuquerque Indian School Exhibition Film by: Jonathan Sims (Acoma) AIS Alumni speak about their experiences at the Albuquerque Indian School while photos of the property, students, and events are shown. 12:05 pm - Lunch Break 1:05 pm - More Than a Word by: Kenneth Little & John Little (Standing rock Sioux) This film analyzes the Washington football team…

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December 2017

Pueblo Shop & Stroll: A Fireside Tradition

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Holiday joy and festivities come to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center with our annual Pueblo Shop & Stroll. Shop a bazaar featuring Native artists selling handcrafted clay ornaments, nativity sets, jewelry, art, and gifts. Meanwhile, kids will have fun with holiday arts and crafts. At day’s end enjoy a special nighttime dance by the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers while sipping hot cocoa beside the bonfire or strolling among hundreds of luminarias. White Mountain Apache Crown Dances: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm ***Fire Dance*** 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Free with museum admission.   Complete your evening with our special concert on the night of Shop & Stroll, A Night of Harmony with Joanne Shenandoah in our Chaco Ballrooms at 7 pm! Click here for details.

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A Night of Harmony with Joanne Shenandoah

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center welcomes one of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed Native American musicians of our time, Joanne Shenandoah, Ph.D., for a one-night-only concert experience. A Grammy Award winner with over 40 music awards for her 18 recordings, her soothing music ranges from acapella to full symphony. Join us at the IPCC and be woven into a trance by her beautiful Iroquois chants and listen intently as she wraps her voice around you like a warm blanket on a cool winter's night! General Admission $25 (Doors open for seating at 6:30 pm) VIP Admission $35 (VIPs will receive premium seating and an exclusive meet-and-greet at 6 pm) BUY TICKETS NOW   Arrive early to explore our annual Shop & Stroll in the courtyard starting at 5 pm, too! Admission is complimentary with your concert ticket. Click here for details.

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Stories by the Fireside

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Let your kids experience the age-old tradition of hearing stories while gathered in a cozy circle around the fire. Every Saturday a storyteller will weave a different Pueblo tale, after which our own education team will guide the little ones in an art activity that relates to the story. Our friends at the Pueblo Harvest Cafe will offer hot chocolate for sale throughout. Free with museum admission.   Books and Activities for Stories by the Fireside Include: Dec. 2nd Two Stories from the exhibition “Long Ago…” Activity: Make characters from the stories out of toilet paper rolls. Dec. 9th Book: “Coyote - Trickster tale from the American Southwest” by Gerald McDermott Activity:  Write your own story through a comic strip or paper puppets. Dec. 16th Book: “The Earth Under Sky Bear’s Feet: Native American Poems of the Land” by Joseph Bruchac & “Thirteen Moon on Turtle’s Back: A Native American Year of Moons” by Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London Activity: Making and decorating Christmas ornaments! Dec. 23rd Book: “Wild Wisdom- Animal Stories of the Southwest” by Rae Ann Kumelos Activity: Animal stencils to be filled in with colored tissue paper. Dec. 30th Book: “Taos Pueblo - Painted Stories” by Jonathan Warm Day Activity: Paper plate snowflakes

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9th Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest

December 4, 2017 - January 7, 2018
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The annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest is a favorite holiday tradition at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Children and adults are invited to enter a gingerbread house inspired by a Pueblo village, house, community, church, or historic building with prizes awarded in children's and adult categories. This annual holiday event is a unique way to share and enjoy Pueblo culture with your family. Submissions will be accepted November 24 - December 4, 2017. Check back soon for submission guidelines and forms!

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