The “Art” of Storytelling


Huajatolla Heritage Foundation proudly presents four incredible artists that each portray the story of Native Americans in their own unique interpretation.  Timothy Nevaquaya, Carla Romero, David Behrens and Arthur Short Bull will be showing (and selling) their work.  You will be able to meet the artists and learn the understanding and motivation that fuels their creativity.  During the day there will be presentations on stage regarding the rich contributions of Native Americans. In addition to his impactful artwork, Timothy Nevaquaya is also recognized as one of the finest Native American flute players in the country and his flute music will be shared during the event.   Timothy also will offer a presentation on Native American Weather Prophecy.  His wife, Alicia, an environmental lawyer representing tribal interests will present some of the issues she is working with.  Alicia is also a Kiowa basket maker and will be doing demonstrations.  This promises to be a day of riches and learning.  Free.  Donations appreciated! 



Good things are happening!  Great things are coming! Even though the calendar says we are in early spring, ten inches of fresh snow out my window reminds me that winter is still desperately wanting to stay.  What a long, cold, snowy winter it has been.  It is so refreshing to be thinking about all the good things that are going to be happening when our days are longer, the sun is shining, and we are basking in glorious warmth under turquoise skies; plus, the great things that will be occurring all summer long.

Red Squirrel’s Tipi

Huajatolla Heritage Foundation (HHF) has been working diligently to bring many events to Huerfano County in the upcoming season.  Last year was so difficult with our massive wild fire that threatened our town and forever changed the landscape that we loved, but perhaps took for granted.  The fire, the second largest in Colorado history, necessitated the canceling of Huajatolla Heritage Festival.  That was such a difficult decision.  Now, just as the forest is rejuvenating, we too are busy planning for a fresh start.

Many changes.  First, the date has been moved to June 8 and 9.  We felt the earlier date would offer several advantages and be a fine way to start the summer.  Secondly, we have also changed the location to the grounds of Francisco Fort Museum here in La Veta.  The partnership with the Museum is so mutually beneficial in working together to promote our mission of cultural literacy.  Our format will essentially be the same with both Native American and Hispano artists represented both days with stage performances, educational offerings and great vendors.  This year we will even be offering an evening concert at the neighboring La Veta Mercantile to not only showcase an outstanding performer, but to also be a benefit so we can continue our good work.  Negotiations are in place and that performer will be announced soon.  It will be two full days of events that will continue to honor Native American and Hispano cultures through art, education and presentation!  What a great way to start the many events of the summer!


Much to share.  This is the place to learn about all the exciting things that are lining up to make 2019 a most memorable year in offering a wide variety of events!  Come enjoy, learn and play with us!!!!