Monday, February 27, 2017

Gathering of Nations 2017

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Event Dates
Apr 27 at 7 PM to Apr 29 at 1 AM
Expo New Mexico
300 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108



The Gathering of Nations PowWow itself is a 2 day event (Friday & Saturday, April 28th and 29th, 2017) held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. The GON experience is for all people (Indian and Non-Indian) to come see colorful Native American Pow Wow.

On Thursday, April 27th, 2017, the Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentations in the Kiva Auditorium located at the Albuquerque Convention Center (Downtown Albuquerque).

Crowning of Miss Indian World is Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Tingley Coliseum at the Gathering of Nations Powwow.   

Miss Indian World Traditional 
 Danielle Ta'Sheena Finn - 2016    
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE CONVENTION CENTER
401 2nd Street NW (Downtown)
Showtime at 7 pm Sharp!! Doors Open at 6 pm
 

HOSTS: Lisa Meeches (Canadian TV Personality) 
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jason Whitehouse (Powwow Personality) 

Madison Hts, MI 


 
Miss Indian World Contestant Applications, Call (505) 836-2810
or Go Online at www.gatheringofnations.com
AN ENCHANTING EVENING FOR ALL WHO ATTEND!
CROWNING OF MISS INDIAN WORLD: Saturday, 7:30 pm at the Powwow.






Tickets available online and also sold at door:
One-Day Admission $18
Two-Day Pass $36
VIP Bleacher Seating $65 - Limited (2-Day Pass plus Program Book)
VIP Box Floor Seating $85 - Limited (2-Day pass plus Program Book) 


GENERAL PARKING:
Managed and provided by Expo NM. Fees are charged by Expo not GON. 

DIRECTIONS: Enter Gate 8, off of Louisiana Blvd, South of Lomas. 

Gathering of Nations Powwow will be held on the Powwow Grounds at Tingley Coliseum/Expo New Mexico.  Competition Native American Singing and Dancing, featuring over 3000 participants from Tribes across North America.  GON includes Stage 49 (Contemporary Music/Performance stage), Indian Traders' Market (over 400 Arts & Crafts vendors), Native Food Court and more...IT IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. Powwow will be in Tingley Coliseum and the other activities will be around the Powwow Grounds at Expo NM. 




 

STAGE 49
Featuring the best in Native American traditional and contemporary music!

Managed by Emergence Productions 









DANCER REGISTRATION:
Thurs. 9am-3pm & Fri. 9am - Gate 8 Parking Lot

GRAND ENTRIES:
Friday: Noon & 7pm • Saturday: Noon & 6pm



MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
****************
COWBOYS & COWGIRLS COUPLE’S TEAM DANCE
1st $1000 & Two Consolation Prizes

 


MEN’S CHICKEN DANCE SPECIAL (16+)
Sponsored by Head Man Dancer Jamon Paskemin 




Video of Chicken Dance Performances

ALL WOMEN’S SPECIAL CONTEST (40+)
$1500 Winner Take All, 10 Consolation Prizes
Sponsored by Head Lady Dancer Tonya Moore

BOYS FANCY “ EAGLE BUSTLES ONLY” (18 & UNDER)

1st $1000, Decorated Paint Horse, Jacket, Hat,
Moc’s & Retro Air Jordan’s + 9 Consolations
Sponsored by Head Young Man Dancer “Sonny”
Heo’va’ehe Little Head & Family

“HEALING OF THE RED DRESS” JINGLE DRESS SPECIAL 

 
Red Dress Required - Old Style Jingle
Sponsored by Head Young lady Dancer Tia Wood & Family

HEADLINING CAST
HEAD MAN DANCER: Jamon Paskemin - Sweetgrass, Saskatchewan
HEAD LADY DANCER: Tonya Moore - Stillwater, OK
HEAD YOUNG MAN DANCER: Sonny Little Head - Happy Flats, MT
HEAD YOUNG LADY DANCER: Tia Wood - Saddle Lake, Alberta

HEAD NORTHERN DANCE JUDGE: Regina Topsky - (WI) Rocky Boy, MT
HEAD SOUTHERN DANCE JUDGE: Cree Hughes - Ft. Towson, OK
HEAD NORTHERN DRUM JUDGE: Michael LaFrombois - Browning, MT
HEAD SOUTHERN DRUM JUDGE: Walter Ahhaitty - Hacienda Hts., CA

ARENA DIRECTORS:
Randy Medicine Bear - Loveland, CO
George “Cricket” Shields - Shawnee, OK

ANNOUNCERS:
Dennis Bowen, Sr. - Salamanca, NY
Vince Beyl - Bemidji, MN
Ruben Little Head - Happy Flats, MT
(Roving) Jason Whitehouse - Madison Hts, MI
(Roving) Larry Yazzie - Tama, IA

INVITED DRUMS: 

 
Cozad - Hominy, OK
Northern Cree - Saddle Lake, Alberta
Show Time - Rapid City, SD
Poundmaker - Poundmaker, Saskatchewan
Southern Slam - Jemez Pueblo, NM
War Paint - Pembroke, NC

PRIZE MONEY
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 9 per drum)

$5,000 1st - “WORLD CLASS” Southern Singing (Limit 9 per drum)

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 Age Limits) - 1st: $500


Accommodations for the Gathering of Nations POWWOW 
can be made with the Sleep Inn Airport Albuquerque.          
Bring a friend and reserve your stay at the Sleep Inn!         


















Sleep Inn Airport Albuquerque
2300 International Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106 
Just 10 minutes drive time from the Expo New Mexico Tingley Coliseum

Group Reservations: 505-244-0423 



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