The following special attractions presented all day, each day, of our January 2018 festival. You may expect similar attractions at the 2019 festival, stay tuned for details.
In addition, below the Special Attractions on this page, you will also find listed the wonderful charities which the Colorado Indian Market proudly supports.
Colorado Indian Market Festival T-Shirts
Colorado Indian Market Festival T-Shirts can be purchased at the Stronghold Society Booth located near the Festival Stage. 100% of proceeds goes to Stronghold Society Charity.
Moses Brings Plenty
Moses is a gifted actor, musician, model, activist and spokesperson. His acting roles are numerous and span movies, television and theater. Moses will be present all three days to greet you and sign autographs. In addition, he will also be performing several times on our festival stage leading the “Gathering of the People” act along with guest performances with other acts as well.
a 50l-c-3 Charitable Organization
A wonderful educational show using live birds of prey such as eagles, hawks and owls. This show performs continuously and is a very special treat for all ages!
Clint “Rides His Horse” Chartier
Acclaimed Native American speaker, historian, actor and artist Clint Chartier will be presenting continuous demonstrations and lectures on the Native ways and traditions of old. You’ll be able to look inside Clint’s authentically decorated replica tipi.
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation
a 501-c-3 Nonprofit Organization
You’ll have the opportunity to experience the awe of the wolf! The main goals of RMWF is wolf and wolfdog sanctuary and rehabilitation along with educating people why survival of the wolf is so important. Explore their display, listen to lectures and learn all about the wolf and discover the connection wolves have with our world.
Roy Martin and Kris Swanson
Roy Martin is a retired educator and lifelong student of Plains Indian Material Culture. Highly acclaimed for his beadwork, Roy has spent 50 years perfecting his knowledge of historic craftsmanship and living in tipi’s. Kris Swanson is a professional living historian, spending her time traveling to museums and historic sites to give tipi presentations. Kris and Roy are collaborating this year to bring an iconic tipi display to the show, featuring the best of both of their personal collections, and both will be present to answer your questions.
Hands & Hearts
A creativity and crafting area for kids and adults! Sponsored by the mobile art room: SweetARTs..Hands & Hearts will be providing low cost, highly creative themed projects at Indian Market, including painting, jewelry and original crafts for all ages to enjoy making and saving as keepsakes! And a portion of the proceeds will go to the charities present at the festival.
You’ll have the opportunity to meet Native American actor and Hollywood stuntman, Cody Jones. His movie and television roles are numerous, with his most recent appearances on the Netflix series “Longmire” and on the Tim Allen sitcom “Last Man Standing”. In Cody’s newest project, he will be appearing in the upcoming HBO series, “West World”.
Native American Winds
A section of the show where you can browse through and purchase, hundreds of books, movies and music c.d.’s all of and about the Native American culture, past and present.
The Watering Hole
The Watering Hole is a new addition to the festival where you can take a rest and wet your whistle with a refreshing glass of wine or beer as you ponder just which pieces of art you just cannot live without!
Indian Food Court
For a unique dining experience, you can try an Indian taco or fry bread at our Indian Food Court.
Amazing Photo Opportunities and Fun Things for Kids can be Found throughout the Festival!
“At the Colorado Indian Market, kids always have the opportunity to dance with the Indians”!!
Colorado Indian Market Supported Charity Organizations
The following charities will be present and representing their organizations in their booths at the 2018 festival. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about each and offer support should you desire.
Stronghold Society inspires confidence, creativity, hope and ambition for the youth of Native American communities through leadership development, arts programs and skate parks, which encourage youth to take action to live a healthy life in mind, body and spirit. You can make monetary donations, or purchase a Colorado Indian Market Festival T-shirt (100% of proceeds to Stronghold) at the Stronghold Society booth.
One Nation Walking Together
One Nation Walking Together uplifts the lives of Native people by providing services to 30,000 to 40,000 Native Americans living in impoverished conditions in Colorado and six other surrounding states. ONWT loads 53 foot semi trucks that deliver up to $2 million worth of donated goods annually.
The alliance to save America’s wild horses and burros. This organization rescues, re-wilds and re-homes wild horses while simultaneously supporting a variety of re-wilding initiatives for horses, humans and habitats that foster community empowerment, land conservation and the sustainable management and preservation of America’s wild horse populations.