Nearly 3,000 American Indian dancers and singers representing more than 700 tribes of Canada and the United Stated gather in Albuquerque on the 4th weekend every April for the annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. Activities and events include competition Indian singing and dancing. Indian traders market, and a street fair on Pow Wow Alley, filled with aisles of shopping, and native foods and music. The Indian Trader's Market offers a very special shopping experience and exhibition of Native artifacts from throughout the Americas featuring over 800 artists, crafters and traders, and the crowning of Miss Indian World. All events are open to the public, and photos are encouraged.