Texas Canyon Trail Run 2018 Race Results


Seri Art and Culture Weekend

Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24, 2019

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Seri Weekend

Visit Amerind to learn about the art and culture of the Comcáac (Seri) people of Sonora, Mexico. Take this opportunity to meet the artists behind these unique creations while visiting Amerind. We will offer a wide selection of Comcáac baskets, wood carvings, necklaces, and other beautifully crafted works of art for sale.

Once you have completed your shopping, stay for a presentation by Mike Gray, who has been working with the Comcáac for over 20 years. Gray will give presentations about Comcáac art at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm daily.

Free with Museum admission!

Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weaving Trunk Show with Terry DeWald

Saturday, March 30, 2019

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Mailchimp dewald

Due to weather conditions last month, Amerind cancelled the Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weaving Trunk Show with Terry Dewald. We are happy to announce we have rescheduled DeWald's visit for March 30. To make up for missing our guests in February, Terry is bringing an abundance of Native art for display and to sell. The show will feature Navajo weavings, vintage baskets from California, the greater southwest, and contemporary Tohono O’odham baskets.

DeWald has been a prominent dealer, lecturer, appraiser, and author of Native American art for more than 40 years. At 11:00 am, DeWald will give a presentation that will examine Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weaving.

Free with regular Museum admission!


Gallery Presentation

Water Protectors: The Standing Rock Camps through the Lens of Gabriel Ayala (Yoeme)

Thursday, April 4, 2019



When Gabriel Ayala heard about the events taking place near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Ayala decided to stand with the Water Protectors, a group of predominately Indigenous community members who opposed the construction of a petroleum pipeline. Ayala was forever changed by his time at the Standing Rock Camps. His 2016 photographs document his experiences at the camps.

Gabriel Ayala is a very well-known world-class classical guitarist. A member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe, Mr. Ayala has traveled the world to perform and teach. His photographic work at Standing Rock has further developed Ayala’s talents as a multimedia artist.


Texas Canyon Trail Run

Saturday, April 6, 2019

9:00 am start time for 10K participants

9:20 am start time for 5K participants

Trail Run

Photo by GOATographer

The Amerind Museum presents the 6th Annual Texas Canyon Trail Run. Here’s your chance to intimately experience this awe-inspiring region that is normally closed to the public. Run or walk the scenic 5K or 10K courses in beautiful Texas Canyon. Participation in the event enables Amerind to further its mission of fostering and promoting knowledge and understanding of the Native Peoples of the Americas through research, education, and conservation.

In a culture of running, it is no surprise that many Native communities have ways of encouraging runners along their path. Among the O’odham of Arizona and Sonora, singing is important at all community events and celebrations. At the Texas Canyon Trail Run, Amerind is honored to welcome the No:lic Traditional Singers and Dancers from the community of No:lic on the Tohono O’odham Nation. Most of their singers belong to a multi-generational family that values their ancient singing and dance traditions. On April 6, they will sing traditional O’odham songs in their Native language to encourage the trail runners along their way.

Once you have completed the race, please stay for the Awards Ceremony at 11:00 am and grab a bite to eat from the Wicked Burgers food truck. Your race registration also includes free entry into the Amerind Museum and Art Gallery. Simply show your bib number to the admissions desk to take advantage of this offer.

Sign up early to receive discounted registration.

To register visit https://runsignup.com/Race/AZ/Dragoon/TCTR



Macaws and Parrots in the Ancient Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico

An Amerind Advanced Seminar organized by Christopher Schwartz, Stephen Plog, and Patricia A. Gilman

Monday, April 8, 2019


*Please note the talk is open to the public, but the Museum's exhibits and galleries will be closed to visitors on this day

macaw brown bag

Photo by Joe Kozlowski

Join Amerind scholars to hear about current research on macaws and parrots, exotic birds from south of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, found at archaeological sites beginning as early as A.D. 600. These birds were not only important in ancient times, but are significant today in modern Pueblos. Several archaeologists and other scientists have recently been conducting research on various attributes of these birds using more precise radiocarbon dating, ancient DNA, and isotopic analysis to examine genetic lineages and sources of these birds.
Learn why these data are even more useful when placed in their archaeological contexts, which include region, site, structure, and cultural setting, and within an understanding of the significance of macaws and parrots in contemporary Pueblo communities.


Film Viewing

Amerind and The Loft Cinema Present

Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

Saturday, April 13, 2019

7:00 pm


Standing Rock North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth when the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through their peaceful resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. This compelling new documentary, Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock, captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed how we fight for clean water, our environment, and the future of our planet.

Free event!

• Amerind will provide folding chairs, but it is recommended you bring a cozy chair from home.
• You may want to bring a flashlight to increase nighttime visibility.
• This is a family event and alcohol is not permitted.
• Museum admission will be FREE for all guests from 4:00 pm–6:30 pm on April 13.
• You can buy one of the best burgers in the Southwest from the Wicked Burgers food truck for dinner.


Moral Stewardship of Our Most Precious Resource: Water

Robert Glennon, Regents’ Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law

Saturday, April 20, 2019

1:00 pm–2:00 pm


Photo courtesy of Robert Glennon

Join us as Amerind welcomes one of the nation’s thought leaders commentators on water policy and law. A Native American proverb admonishes: “We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” We must be good stewards, a core value of Native American culture and tradition. Water is a public resource with spiritual, cultural, aesthetic, ecological, and economic value. Glennon’s talk will explore the stewardship implications behind: government subsidies for profligate water use, bottled water, exporting water, unsustainable groundwater pumping, the commodification of water, and our individual “water footprints.”

Robert Glennon is author of two award winning best sellers, a frequent contributor to national publications, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and a guest on various television and radio shows, including The Daily Show, with Jon Stewart. Glennon’s publication, Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, is the goto resource for environmental policy stakeholders nationwide. Glennon received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an MA and PhD in American History from Brandeis University.


Vintage Jewelry Show and Sale with Silver Suite

Saturday, April 20, 2019

10:00 am–4:00 pm

Silver suite april

It is time to surround yourself with exceptional art during our Vintage Jewelry Show and Sale with Silver Suite. Silver Suite will offer beautiful, one of a kind, antique Native American and mid-century jewelry, along with other treasures, ranging from finely crafted silver buckles and earrings, to necklaces, squash blossoms, and more. Find something you cannot live without or treat someone special in your life to a unique piece of wearable art.

Free with regular Museum admission!


Quilting Workshop with Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo (Hopi)

Thursday–Friday, April 25–26, 2019



Photo showing detail of a quilt by Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo courtesy of Carolyn O'Bagy Davis

Join Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo (Hopi) for her first quilting workshop at Amerind. During this two-day class, Sahmie will discuss her creative processes for her abstract and Hopi pottery quilting designs. Participants will have the unprecedented opportunity to be given one of Sahmie’s exceptional hand painted quilt blocks to build off. The workshop is open to people with a basic familiarity with quilting to those with advanced skills. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from this prize-winning quilter while spending quality time with fellow quilters.

Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo comes from a family of eminent potters, including her mother Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo and great grandmother Nampeyo of Hano. Having been an active potter since 1970, Sahmie has become renowned world-wide for her work.

Cost with accommodations: $650 per person for members or $850 per person for non-members (double occupancy, includes overnight accommodations, meals, and most supplies). Add an additional $50 for complete supply kit, contact Amerind for details.

Cost without accommodations: $475 per person for members or $675 per person for non-members (includes lunches and most supplies). Add an additional $50 for complete supply kit, contact Amerind for details.

To register call Amerind at 520-586-3666 or email amerind@amerind.org.


Gallery Talk

The Art of Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo (Hopi)

April 27, 2019



Pottery by Rachel Sahmie Nampeyo

Ms. Rachel Sahmie has been creating pottery ever since childhood. She learned from the master potters of her family, including her mother and grandmother who are all descended from Annie Nampeyo. Sahmie learned quilting from her sister Bonnie and quickly fell in love with the art form. The distinctive designs and artistic style of the Nampeyo family comes to life in pots and quilts created by Rachel Sahmie.


Apache Pottery Workshop with Shelden Nuñez Velarde (Jicarilla Apache)

Thursday–Sunday, September 5–8, 2019



Join Shelden Nuñez-Velarde (Jicarilla Apache) at Amerind for an unforgettable pottery workshop. Learn how to create micaceous pottery in the Jicarilla Apache tradition. You will experience making functional utilitarian ware from molding the clay to firing your work. Participants of all experience levels are welcome to join this workshop, including beginners to those with advanced skills.

Cost with accommodations: $1,150 per person for members or $1,350 per person for non-members (double occupancy, includes overnight accommodations and meals).

Cost without accommodations: $610 per person for members or $710 per person for non-members (includes lunches).

To register call Amerind at 520-586-3666 or email amerind@amerind.org.


Gallery Talk

Capturing Sunlight: Images from the Southwest with Maria Arvayo (Yoeme)

November 9, 2019


Tall Grass

Tall Grass by Maria Arvayo

In her own words: My work focuses on depicting the Sonoran landscape. I attempt to capture the quality of light, the warmth and the distinct beauty. I work in a wide variety of media, but the majority of my work is in oil, acrylic, pastel, and encaustic. My work is inspired by the natural world. Some pieces, although they may seem abstract, are usually objects that by their own nature are abstract. Through my images I hope to express and share the beauty that I see around us.


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