North America's largest pow wow and Native American competition featuring Indian singing and dancing with more than 3,000 participants, aisles of shopping, native foods and music. The Gathering of Nations (GON) is a 3-day event, that kicks off on Thursday evening, April 26th, 2018 with the Miss Indian World Talent Presentations, where young Native American Women represent their Native American and Indigenous people as a cultural goodwill ambassadors. The 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 Saturday Grand Entry on April 28th with the title of 2018-2019 Miss Indian World at UNM Tingley Colliseum at EXPO New Mexico in Albuquerque. The Gathering of Nations PowWow itself is a 2 day event (April 27th and 28th, 2018) held at Tingley Colliseum at EXPO New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, USA. The GON experience is for all people (Indian and Non-Indian) to come see colorful Native American PowWow dancing, to hear the songs and become enlightened with emotional happiness!With over 3,000 indigenous/Native American/Indian dancers and Singers representing more than 500+ tribes from Canada and the United States come to the Gathering of Nations PowWow annually to participate socially and competitively. Included with the price of a Gathering of Nations Pow Wow Admission is the Indian Traders Market and Stage 49. The Indian Traders Market offers a very special shopping experience, which includes intercultural traditions and exhibition of Native American Arts and Crafts with over 800+ Artists, Crafters, and Traders that will display their wares and for sale. Stage 49 provides Native American Music Performances and Entertainment! 2 days of Contemporary and Traditional Native American music and entertainment will be highlighted on Stage 49. Native musicians will perform in all Genres of music: Country, Pop, Reggae, World, Rhythm and Blues, Hip-Hop, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rap, Traditional Native American Performance and much, much more. There is a “Magic” about the Gathering! A Family and Friendly Event, Everyone (the public) is Invited!
Gathering of Nations
- 300 San Pedro Drive NE
- Albuquerque, NM 87108
- PowWow Grounds at EXPO New Mexico
- Recurring daily