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2019 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

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Don’t miss the 36th Annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow on April 26-27, 2019 at the Powwow Grounds at Tingley Coliseum in in Albuquerque, New Mexico. North America’s biggest powwow attracts more than 3,500 dancers and 150,000 spectators during the last week of April. This is the Super Bowl of powwows with over $200,000 in Cash & Prizes to singers and dancers. Everybody saves up to come to this one. Activities include a Miss Indian World cultural (not beauty) pageant (that takes place on Thursday night at the Albuquerque Convention Center), Stage 49 (Contemporary Music/Performance stage), Indian Traders’ Market (over 400 Arts & Crafts vendors), Native Food Court and more. THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!

Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

Admission
Tickets Sold at the Door: One-Day Admission $19; Two-Day Pass $42
2-Day VIP Pass: $85 – Limited Passes Available

Miss Indian World Talent Presentations
The GON Pow Wow’s Miss Indian World Talent Presentations will be held in the Kiva Auditorium located at the Albuquerque Convention Center (Downtown Albuquerque). A Young Native American Woman will be crowned after the Saturday Grand Entry with the title of Miss Indian World to presents all native and indigenous people as a cultural goodwill ambassador.

Miss Indian World Location (Thursday): Albuquerque Convention Center – Kiva Auditorium
401 2nd St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-4575
Parking off of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Marquette NW
Tickets $15 Tickets available at the door 3pm
Will Call Open at 5pm
Doors open 6pm, Showtime 7pm

Gathering of Nations Powwow Mini-Gallery

2-Day Gathering of Nations Pow Wow
The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow itself is a 2 day event (Friday and Saturday) held in Albuquerque. The GON Powwow experience is for all people (Indian and Non-Indian) to come see colorful Native American Pow Wow dancing, to hear the songs and become enlightened with emotional happiness!

The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow hosts tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world each year. The three-day event includes more than 3,000 traditional Native American singers and dancers competing for prizes, more than 800 Native American artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work, as well as over 30 contemporary indigenous music groups performing on Stage 49.

GON Powwow Schedule
Thursday
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Ticket/Box Office open for Ticket Sales and Will Call – Gate 8 & Gate 3
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Dancer/Drum Registration @ Expo NM, Enter Gate 8 ONLY
3:00 p.m.: Tickets for sale for the Miss Indian World Traditional Presentations at the ABQ Convention Cntr- upper level
5:00 p.m.: Will Call open for Miss Indian World Traditional Presentations tickets ONLY—NO Powwow Tickets (unless ordered with Miss Indian World)
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentations @ Albuquerque Convention Center-Kiva Auditorium

Friday
9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.: Ticket/Box Office open for Ticket Sales and Will Call – Gate 8 & Gate 3
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.: Dancer/Drum Registration @ Expo NM, Enter Gate 8 ONLY (After 2pm, Registration will be at Announcer’s stage inside Tingley Coliseum) Dancer Discount Card good until 2PM Friday, April 26, 2019.
10:00 a.m.: Gates Open to the General Public to the Powwow Grounds
10:00 a.m.-11:45am: Musical Performances inside Tingley Coliseum, all venues open (Traders’ Market, Stage 49, Food Court, Teepee Village)
12:00 p.m.: Grand Entry of Dancers inside Tingley
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Contest Dancing – all venues with various programming around powwow grounds
2:00 p.m.: Miss Indian World Public Speaking Competition at Stage 49
4:00 p.m.: Horse and Rider Parade around the Powwow Grounds and down Main Street
5:00 p.m.: Gourd Dancing
7:00 p.m.: Grand Entry of Dancers
8:00 p.m.: Miss Indian World Dance Competition
8:30 p.m.- Adult and Speicality Competitions
12:00 a.m. (midnight): Close for evening

Saturday
9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.: Ticket/Box Office open for Ticket Sales and Will Call – Gate 8 & Gate 3
10:00 a.m.: Gates Open to the General Public to the Powwow Grounds
10:00 a.m.-11:45am: Musical Performances inside Tingley Coliseum, All Venues Open (Traders’ Market, Stage 49, Food Court, Teepee Village)
12:00 p.m.: Grand Entry of Dancers inside Tingley
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Contest Dancing – all venues with various programming around powwow grounds
3:00 p.m.: Horse and Rider Parade around the Powwow Grounds and down Main Street
4:00 p.m.: Gourd Dancing
6:00 p.m.: Grand Entry of Dancers
8:00 p.m.: Miss Indian World Crowing
9:00 p.m.- Adult and Speicality Competitions
12:00 a.m. (midnight): Close for 2019
*Program times are subject to change. Rain or shine event.

GON POW WOW HEADLINERS
HEAD DANCERS: Picked Each Session
HEAD NORTHERN DANCE JUDGE: Jacinta Tsosie, Phoenix AZ
HEAD SOUTHERN DANCE JUDGE: Keri Jhane Mayer, OKC OK
HEAD NORTHERN DRUM JUDGE: Joe Syrett, Batchewana Ontario CAN
HEAD SOUTHERN DRUM JUDGE: Larry Monoessy, Fletcher OK
ARENA DIRECTORS: Randy Medicine Bear; Loveland CO; George ‘Cricket” Shields, Shawnee OK
ANNOUNCERS: Dennis Bowen Sr, Salamanaca NY; Vince Beyl, Bemidji MN; Ruben Littlehead, Lawrence KS; Jason Whitehouse (Roving), Tama IA
INVITED DRUMS: Young Spirit, Frog Lake Alberta; Buc Wild, Chinle AZ; Sharp Shooter, St Paul MN; Otter Trail, Apache OK; Show Time, Rapid City SD
MISS INDIAN WORLD ‘18-19’: Taylor Talbi Denzhoone Susam, Whiteriver AZ

Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

CASH AWARDS
Over $200,000 in Cash & Prizes to be Awarded
34 Categories – Elder’s 70+, Golden Age 55-69, Adults 19-54
$2,000 First Place All Adult Categories (19-54)
$5,000 1st – “WORLD CLASS” Northern Singing (Limit 10)
$5,000 1st – “WORLD CLASS” Southern Singing (Limit 10)
Women’s Back-up – No. & So. Styles: $1000 Winner-Take-All
Maximum of 6 Registered with Drum
Hand Drum Singing Contest (Saturday Afternoon)
Men & Women Combined (No/So) No age limit – Co-sponosored by

Come Hungry!
Food vendors in the Native Food Court offer guests a large selection of food choices ranging between southwestern-style cuisine and traditional Native American fare.

Stage 49
Stage 49 is included in the cost of admission to the GON Pow Wow. Come and enjoy two days – Friday and Saturday at the Gathering of Nations Stage 49 – contemporary Native music and entertainment is highlighted featuring Native Musicians performing in all genres of music: Rock, Blues, Reggae, Hip Hop, Country, DJ’s, Jam Bands, and more.

A Full Production premier stage, Stage 49 is instrumental in launching new and showcasing established Native American talent. Entertainers are also featured daily before “Grand Entry” during the PowWow in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Don’t miss these featured acts and come meet the bands at the Emergence Productions Stage 49 tent!

Camping on GON Pow Wow Grounds at Expo NM
Camping space is limited. Full hook up s and dry spaces. Showers available. Reserve space online starting Novmber 1.

Hotels (Ask for GON Hotel Rates)
Double Tree Hotel (Downtown) 800-584-5058
Marriot (Uptown) Hotel 800-228-9290
Ramada ABQ (Midtown) 505-884-5058
Fairfield Inn & Suites (Airport) 505-247-1621
Large Group Assistance Call ABQ Hispano Chamber 505-842-9003

Location
Tingley Coliseum
300 San Pedro Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505) 265-1791

For More Information about the GON Powwow
Call (505) 836-2810; Email website@gatheringofnations.com

Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Gathering of Nations Pow Wow on the last Thursday – Saturday of April at the Powwow Grounds at Tingley Coliseum in in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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