Amerind Autumn Fest

Artwork by Yoeme artist Gabriel Ayala

Amerind Autumn Fest, Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Amerind Autumn Fest

Saturday, October 23, 2021

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

$10 per vehicle

Join Amerind at our annual Autumn Fest as we celebrate the history, culture, and arts of the Yoeme (Yaqui) community with artists, public talks, and performers. Rich in tradition, history and culture, Yoeme teachers, artists, singers, and dancers will hold a day-long cultural celebration at the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Arizona.

This year, Autumn Fest will feature a Deer Dance performance by Nau Masobwikame, public talks about Yoeme culture from scholars, and the event will also welcome Native artists who will have their pieces of art for sale. Amerind is also pleased to introduce the Angelo Joaquin Jr. Cultural Performance Series, featuring inaugural artist Gabriel Ayala.

Artist Vendors

Maria Arvayo (Yoeme)—Paintings and prints

Gabriel Ayala (Yoeme)—Paintings, wearable art, and music

Dragonfly’s Trail – Troy Sice (A:shiwi) and Ray Tsalate (A:shiwi)—Sculpures, Zuni fetishes and Zuni fetish jewelry

Greenstone Collection Pottery and Crafts (Diné)—Handmade horsehair pottery and silver jewelry

Merlin James (Diné) and Celeste James (Diné)—Paintings, wood carvings, and jewelry

Randy Kemp (Choctaw and Euchee-Muscogee Creek) and Raven Kemp (Choctaw, Euchee-Muscogee Creek, and Diné)—Paintings, prints, and wood design

Rykelle Kemp (Choctaw, Euchee-Muscogee Creek, and Diné)—Contemporary jewelry

Jessica Lomatewama (Hopi)—Hopi Third Mesa basketry

Doug Norton (Diné)—Native American flutes

Earl Patterson (Hopi)—Hopi Katchina figurines, gourd art, and earrings

Gerry Quotskuyva (Hopi)—Katchina figurines, paintings, and prints

Rosebelle Teesyatoh Shepherd (Diné)—Contemporary Navajo jewelry

Priscilla Tacheney (Diné)– Landscape and Native American portraiture

Peterson Yazzie (Diné)—Paintings, sculpture, and wearable art

Tim Yazzie (San Felipe Pueblo)—Silver jewelry

Food Vendors

Big Woody’s BBQ—BBQ, hot dogs, and shaved ice

Shirley Harvey—Tohono O’odham traditional food

Schedule of Events

10:15-11:15: Gabriel Ayala musical performance (Outdoor performance area)

10:30-11:30: Anabel Galindo, PhD lecture “Mapping Yaqui History – Part 1” (Outdoor lecture area)

11:30-12:30: Nau Masobwikame Deer Dance performance (Outdoor performance area)

12:00-1:00: Richard Tellez and Elijah Garcia lecture “Mapping Yaqui History – Part 2” (Outdoor lecture area)

1:00-2:00: Anabel Galindo, PhD lecture “Mapping Yaqui History – Part 1” (Outdoor lecture area)

1:15-2:15: Gabriel Ayala musical performance (Outdoor performance area)

2:15-3:15: Richard Tellez and Elijah Garcia lecture “Mapping Yaqui History – Part 2” (Outdoor lecture area)

2:30-3:30: Nau Masobwikame Deer Dance performance (Outdoor performance area)

Events and times subject to change

 

Amerind Autumn Fest is Sponsored by

Sterling Investment Management

Arizona G&T Cooperatives

Pasqua Yaqui Tribe Language and Culture Department

Introducing the Angelo Joaquin Jr. Cultural Performance Series, supporting artist Gabriel Ayala with thanks to donor Ann Parker, PhD.