the 10th annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow!
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Sharon Buffalo/White Eyes
Head Lady Dancer William Hindsley
Head Man Dancer
Young Man Dancer
Chalene Renee Toehay
Young Lady Dancer
Sammy "Tonekei" White
Masters of Ceremony
Randy Medicine Bear
Kenny Merrick, Sr. Arena Directors
Jordan Williams/White Eye Northern Judge Charles Drew Southern Judge
Invited Drums Each year several drums are invited to
attend the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. They are carefully selected
during the previous summer based on popularity and quality of their
singing. We honor them by inviting them to share their songs with all
the people who attend the "Gathering".
The songs which are composed by these groups are composed by the
singers themselves. It has been said, "the singing" at the
Gathering of Nations is of concert quality.
On Saturday evening all of the invited drums come together to sing the
Gathering of Nations Song, for the Grand Entry. The song was composed
by Arlee Neskahi, a Navajo.
White Fish Bay - White Fish Bay, Ontario;
Grey Eyes, Stroud - Oklahoma
Black Lodge - White Swan, Washington
The Mandaree Singers - ND
Leo Harrison - Head Gourd Singer