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2010 G.O.N. Info.

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April 28-30, 2011
University of New Mexico Arena - "The Pit"

Avenida Cesar Chavez Blvd. SE (Hwy. 25, exit #223)

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Native American Lakota star You Are Here: Front Page > Pow Wow! - 2010 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow VIP Package

Native American Lakota star Also In This Section: Powwow Recipes, Powwow Stories, Native American Articles, Why We Dance, Other sights to see in New Mexico, 25 Years of Powwow History in the Archives, About the Gathering of Nations Organization,

Native American Lakota star 2010 Powwow Info: 2010 Gathering of Nations OFFICIAL Poster, 2010 Head Staff & Invited Drums Info., 2010 Contest & Special Contest Information, Gathering of Nations Powwow - Contest Fairness Doctrine, 2010 Travel & Local Albuquerque Information (Hotels, Transportation, RVs, Maps etc.), 2010 Event Schedule, 2010 Advance Guaranteed Tickets (Will Call), 2010 General Admission Tickets, Indian Traders Market, Stage 49, Miss Indian World Program, What to Expect at a PowWow? Tips for PowWow Fans, What is a PowWow? Learn about PowWow dancing.



SPECIAL LIMITED TIME HOLIDAY OFFER: VIP TICKETS!

VIP Packages are a special ticket package offered through December 31st, 2009 and are no longer for sale.

Each VIP package order receives:
bullet A 1 (one) Two Day Powwow wristband for Friday April 23rd and Saturday April 24th with full in-and-out privileges (re-entry) ($38 value)
bullet 1 (one) VIP Parking Pass (a $20 value)*
bullet A 2010 Gathering of Nations program magazine ($5 value)
bullet A gift bag of Gathering of Nations merchandise (valued at over $75)

ALL of this (valued at over $138) for only $69.

Please read the terms and frequently asked questions below. By ordering, you agree to these terms and conditions on this page. *1 parking pass per order only. VIP package is picked up at Will Call at the Gathering of Nations. To order by mail for pick up (Will Call) at the Gathering, send certified funds (money order or cashier's check only, NO personal checks) to: Gathering of Nations Tickets 1037 Pine Tree Lane, DeSoto, TX, 75115

We hope to see you at North America's Biggest PowWow!

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Advance Guaranteed Tickets for the 2010 Gathering of Nations:
Native American Lakota star General advance guaranteed wristbands and tickets go on sale 12/31/2009 and Sale ended 04/17/2010:
Thursday April 22nd (Miss Indian World): $14
Friday April 23rd: Powwow, Stage 49, Traders Market: $19
Saturday April 24th: Powwow, Stage 49, Traders Market: $19
Two Day Wristbands for April 23rd & 24th (with re-entry): $38

Native American Lakota star SUMMARY OF ADVANCE TICKET INFORMATION AND TERMS:

    VIP Packages are limited quantities and MAY sell out before 12/31/2009. One (1) VIP Ticket Package includes: One (1) VIP Parking Pass, One (1) Two-day Band (In & Out wristband Privileges.), One (1) 2010 Program Magazine, and One (1) Gift Bag. VIP tickets are available for pickup at the will call window at the event!
    • No tickets, wristbands or gift bags are sent in the mail.
    • There are no refunds under any circumstances!
 
    • To order ticket/wristbands for someone else, PLEASE put their name in the 'Ship To' field at purchase checkout. 
    • Once the order is placed, 2 confirmation emails will be sent to the email address provided at purchase checkout. The first email is an automatic confirmation to confirm your order was received. The second email is from a real person with additional order information. 
    • Please allow up to 5 business days to receive the second email. If additional non-VIP tickets or wrist bands are needed, you may order them starting 12/31/2009. If the ship to address of your order is the same, your orders will be put together as one order and will be ready for pick up at Will Call. 
    • We are here to help. If you have any questions before or after your order please email us: tickets2010 @ gatheringofnations.com (no spaces). Due to the high volume of request, we will make every attempt to reply; no replies will be made after April 15th, 2010.

    Advance ticket/band(s) are optional and are offered as a convenience. Those who purchase tickets or wrist bands in advance will receive the following:
      • A special Will Call pick up window with little to no waiting time to receive tickets or wrist bands. tickets or wrist bands are NOT sent in the mail!
      • An unlimited special 25% online discount coupon for GON merchandise (including the new 2010 CDs and DVDs).
      • A special entrance to the PowWow at the UNM Football Stadium (Football Field) with your  tickets or wrist bands guaranteed even if there is a sell out.
      • You can pre-order Official GON Program Book(s) with your Advanced ticket order. Your souvenir Program Book(s) will be ready for you to pick up with your ticket order at the event.

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MasterCard or Visa is accepted through our On-Line Secured Ordering Process (Remember: Credit cards are not accepted at the door).

    New Re-Entry IS permitted! Wristbands must be worn at all times for Re-Entry. Dancers and Drums will be accommodated at Dancer Registration Booth (NW Ticket Office - UNM Football Stadium).  Dancers and Drums will be accommodated at Dancer Registration Booth (NW Ticket Office - UNM Football Stadium)
     
Tickets will be used for the Miss Indian World Talent Presentation & Show.
    New What are Wristbands? Wristbands are
custom cloth wristbands attached onto the arm using a plastic Slide Lock®. Once locked into place cannot be adjusted or removed without cutting, ensuring that the highest level of security is maintained. 

    New Can I take a shower with Wristbands? Wristbands are made out of a custom cloth so they can get wet. Water will not damage your wristband.
    New What happens if I remove or Cut off the Wristbands? Depending on the bands you purchase, bands need to be wore AT ALL TIMES at the 2010 Gathering of Nations. (Example: If you only buy a Friday band, it is valid only for that day.) IF YOU REMOVE YOUR BAND A NEW BAND WILL NEED TO BE PURCHASED. Bands will be color coded depending on the event days you purchase. The only way to remove your wrist band is by cutting it off.
    New How Do I remove  the Wristbands? After the event has finished (wristband types will vary, Example: One day or Two-day bands) cut off your wristband with a pair of scissors. Be cautious to cut only the band and not harm yourself. * Remember if you remove your band that is assigned for the day, this will VOID your entry .
    All Wrist Band & ticket(s) sales are final and there are no refunds allowed.
    A limited number of Two-day Wrist Bands are available Online. We need to make sure there will be enough for both Dancers and Drums (Singers).
    Tickets or wristbands  are NOT sent in the mail. If you use a Spam and/or Junk email filter please contact us to confirm if the email is legitimate. Also  please be sure to ALLOW email from gatheringofnations.com website, depending on your e-mail provider settings for Junk E-mail will vary, contact your e-mail provider.

COMMON ADMISSION QUESTIONS:
(Click any question link for more detailed information or scroll down)
Why purchase tickets or wrist bands in advance?
Why aren't tickets or wrist bands sent in the mail?
Where / How / When do I pick up my ticket(s)?
I am a Dancer and/or Singer/Drum Group. Do I need to purchase advanced tickets or wrist bands?
Are there assigned seats? What type of seating is available?
Are there discounts for Seniors or Children?
Is the UNM Football Stadium wheelchair accessible?
Parking. Is there a charge? Is there handicapped parking?
What is the last day I can purchase advance tickets or wrist bands?
Can I purchase advance tickets or wrist bands anywhere else?
I don't have a credit card or I'm not comfortable using one online. Do you accept mail orders?
How do I know my tickets or wrist bands are confirmed and guaranteed?
Can I have someone else pick up my tickets or wrist bands?
Can I order tickets or wrist bands for someone else?
I ordered tickets or wrist bands and I want to purchase additional tickets or wrist bands, what do I do?
I'm sure my order was processed but I did not receive my email or mailed confirmation. What do I do?
Can I go to Powwow Alley, Stage 49, and the Indian Trader's Market Tent?
My plans changed due to circumstances out of my control. Can I get a refund? What are my options?
2 day bands sold out online but I still want guaranteed tickets or wrist bands. What are my options?
I am an approved Indian Trader's Market vendor and ordered additional tickets or wrist bands in advance. Do I have to pick up my tickets or wrist bands at the Will Call booth?
Can I order advanced ticket or wristbands online with a purchase order?
Where do I get school group tickets?
Where do I get a Press Pass?
Why is the online price higher than the door price?
Who do I contact if I need service or my question is not answered here?

 
ANSWERS TO COMMON ADMISSION QUESTIONS:
Why purchase tickets or wrist bands in advance?
Convenience, credit/debit cards, and little to no waiting in line. Advance ticket purchasers also receive a special unlimited use 25% off online GON merchandise coupon and a special entrance at the event. Online advanced ticket purchasing is optional and is offered as a convenience. At times, the line to purchase tickets or wrist bands at the door can be longer than some want to wait. Online advanced tickets or wrist bands are the only way to pay by credit card or by mail with certified funds. If the event is temporarily sold out or arena capacity has been temporarily reached, those who purchase tickets or wrist bands in advance are guaranteed admittance.
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Why aren't tickets or wrist bands sent in the mail?
Several reasons including, in the past tickets and wristbands were fraudulently duplicated, or lost or stolen in the mail. Your tickets or wrist bands or wristbands will be safe and secure at the special Will Call booth at the Gathering.
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Where / How / When do I pick up my ticket(s)?
You may pick your tickets up at the following times:
Native American Lakota star Thursday, April 22nd from 10am-3pm at the UNM Football Stadium, Avenida Cesar Chavez Blvd., Albuquerque. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: UNM Football Stadium (PowWow, Indian Traders Market & Stage 49)
Native American Lakota star Thursday evening from 5pm-8pm at the Miss Indian World Program located downtown, Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd Street (Even if you are not attending the Miss Indian World Program), Kiva Auditorium, 3rd party parking fees may apply. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Kiva Auditorium - (Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentations)
Native American Lakota star Friday and Saturday, April 23 & 24th starting at 9am at the UNM Football Stadium. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: UNM Football Stadium (PowWow, Indian Traders Market & Stage 49)

There will be a clearly marked Will Call booth at the UNM Football Stadium and Will Call table at the Miss Indian World Program at the Albuquerque Convention Center - 2nd Floor. There was little to no waiting in line to pick up your purchases.
    • Please have your photo ID ready, at the time of ticket pick up, please state your LAST NAME as it was indicated in the 'Ship To' field that was entered during online checkout.
    • If LATE Friday or Saturday and the Will Call booth is CLOSED, please go to the main ticket window to pick up your Advance Ticket(s). ALL tickets or wrist bands must be picked up at the same time to avoid any confusion with your order!
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I am a Dancer and/or Singer/Drum Group. Do I need to purchase advanced tickets or wrist bands?

Returning dancers and singers with a current address on file with the Gathering of Nations will be sent a special discount coupon in Mid-January for use at Dancer/Drum  Registration only. Discount coupons for Dancers and Singers will be sent in the mail, bring the coupon to the Registration Booth located at the UNM Football Stadium (Football field)  NW Ticket Office, ONLY redeemable at Registration! All Dancers and Singers/Drum Groups will be accommodated at Dancer/Drum Registration at the Gathering of Nations. Each dancer and/or singer/drum group member can purchase a 2 day pass for yourself and 1 additional ticket for another person.
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Are there assigned seats? What type of seating is available?
No, all tickets or wrist bands are general admission. The UNM Football Stadium has typical arena style seating with the majority of seating being benches and some being individual seats.
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Are there discounts for Seniors or Children?
No. Only children 1 year old and under are admitted free. All ticket sales are monitored and regulated by UNM and other government agencies due to capacity, fire and safety regulations. We are monitored by the space utilized and not the age of attendee! These are restrictions imposed on us and we ask for your understanding for our interest in your safety.
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Is the UNM Football Stadium wheelchair accessible?
Yes. Wheelchair seating is clearly marked and at the entry level of the UNM Football Stadium.
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Parking. Is there a charge? Is there handicapped parking?
Parking is regulated by the UNM Football Stadium. Free parking is available at some lots however some lots may charge a parking fee. Again Fees are regulated by the lot owner not the Gathering of Nations.
Handicapped parking is located in the front of the arena near the main entrance. A parking attendant will  be on site to assist with special needs parking.
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What is the last day I can purchase advance tickets or wrist bands?
The last day to order advance tickets or wrist bands on-line will be April 10, 2010. A limited number of 2 day passes are available on-line and will likely sell out early online. If you would like 2 day passes, you are encouraged to finalize your plans and purchase your advanced ticket(s) as soon as possible!
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Can I purchase advance tickets or wrist bands anywhere else?
No! Advance tickets or wrist bands for the 2010 Gathering of Nations are ONLY sold through gatheringofnations.com.
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I don't have a credit card or I'm not comfortable using one online. Do you accept mail orders?
Yes and only for orders received by April 10th, 2010. You may mail a letter detailing your order and include the following certified funds (Money order or certified check ONLY. (PLEASE No cash, No personal or business checks) and mail to:
Gathering of Nations - tickets or wrist bands
1037 Pine Tree Lane
DeSoto, TX 75115

Please include the First and Last Name that the tickets or wrist bands should be reserved for, an email address or return mailing address for your confirmation letters.  Orders postmarked after April 10th, 2010 will be refused!!
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How do I know my tickets or wrist bands are confirmed and guaranteed?
Every on-line and mail order for tickets or wrist bands is manually reviewed by a REAL human being and confirmations will be sent as soon as possible by e-mail after receipt of your purchase. If you use a Spam and/or Junk email filter please refer to your email settings to allow e-mail from gatheringofnations.com to ensure that you receive email from our ticket administrator. Having your printed confirmation is recommended but not mandatory for order pick up at Will Call. If your email address was incorrect or blocked our email, you will not receive a confirmation. You will need to show up at Will Call Windows with a proof of purchase.
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Can I have someone else pick up my tickets or wrist bands?
Yes. It is best to put that person's name in the 'Ship To' field when you place your online order. If that isn't possible, please contact our ticket administrators by email at tickets2010 @ gatheringofnations.com (without the spaces in the email address) and let us know that someone else is picking up your tickets or wristbands.
Certain steps will be taken to verify your identity before any name will be changed. We will do our best to record any individuals name at Will Call to avoid confusion, please plan out your pick schedule and person prior to the event.
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Can I order tickets or wrist bands for someone else?
Yes. During the checkout process online, enter that person's name in the 'Ship To' field. The tickets or wrist bands will be in their name and will be ready for them at the Will Call booth. Again please plan out your pick schedule and person prior to the event.
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I ordered tickets or wrist bands and I want to purchase additional tickets or wrist bands, what do I do?
    •  You may place AS MANY orders for advanced tickets or wrist bands as you wish (subject to availability) before April 10th, 2010. Orders are processed by the name indicated in the 'Ship To' field at checkout. Multiple orders with the same 'Ship To' name and address will be consolidated into one order.
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You also may buy as many tickets or wristbands as you wish at the doors (subject to availability)
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I'm sure my order was processed but I did not receive my email or mailed confirmation. What do I do?
If you do not receive an email or mailed confirmation of your ticket purchase(s), we recommend you contact our ticket administrators by email at tickets2010 @ gatheringofnations.com (without the spaces in the email address). In the unlikely event that you do not receive any reply or confirmation and you are sure you purchased tickets or wrist bands (a charge was made on your credit/debit card and is verified as a charge [not just an authorization] by your bank, your tickets or wrist bands will be ready for you at Will Call.
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Can I go to Powwow Alley, Stage 49, and the Indian Trader's Market Tent?
Yes, once inside, you may go anywhere in the Arena, Powwow Alley, Indian Trader's Market tent, and Stage 49 are all included with admission.
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My plans changed due to circumstances out of my control. Can I get a refund? What are my options?
Ticket sales are administered by and regulated by other entities. We are not allowed to give refunds under any circumstances, but YOU MAY transfer your ticket(s) to anyone you choose by contacting our ticket administrators by email at tickets2010 @ gatheringofnations.com (without the spaces in the email address).
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2 day bands sold out online but I still want guaranteed tickets or wrist bands. What are my options?
You may purchase 2-day wrist bands at the door (if available) or you may optionally order a Friday and Saturday One-Day wristband(s) online.
If 2-day bands ARE available after all dancers, singers, and drum groups have been accommodated, 1-Day wristbands for Friday AND Saturday may be exchanged for a 2 day wristband at our discretion and subject to availability!
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I am an approved Indian Trader's Market vendor and ordered additional tickets or wrist bands in advance. Do I have to pick up my tickets or wrist bands at the Will Call booth?
Yes. Advance tickets or wrist bands and Indian Trader's Market check in are separate. Please pick up your advance tickets or wrist bands at Will Call and check in for your booth(s) at the main ticket window at the designated time.
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Can I order advance tickets or wrist bands online or by mail with a purchase order?
No. Purchase orders are only accepted at the main ticket window.
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Where do I get school group tickets?
The special K-12 school rate of $7 per person is only available on Friday April 23rd at the main ticket window. Purchase orders are accepted at the main ticket window at that time only.
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Where do I get a Press Pass?
Press Passes are limited and are available at the main ticket window or designated Press greeting area. All Press MUST register.
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Why is the online price higher than the door price?
The cost of accepting, processing, and fulfilling online orders is higher. To cover heavy administrative costs and 3rd party fees associated with advance tickets or wrist bands and due to restrictions placed on us, a per ticket service fee applies for online sales. $1 per ticket and/or wristband benefits the G.O.N. Native American Academic Scholarship Foundation at the University of New Mexico. Ticket prices also include 50 cents per ticket UNM facility fee, online credit card processing fees, and 3rd party administrative fees.
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Who do I contact if I need service or my question is not answered here?

Questions or service regarding advanced ticket purchasing ONLY may be sent by email to our ticket administrators to tickets2010 @ gatheringofnations.com (without spaces in the email address) or by mail:
Gathering of Nations Tickets
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Please direct all other inquiries to:
Gathering of Nations, Ltd.
3301 Coors Rd. NW, #R300
Albuquerque, NM 87120
phone: 505-836-2810, fax: 505-839-0475

Native American Lakota star The Gathering of Nations is a self-funded non-profit organization that receives NO federal funds and little to NO corporate support. The majority of funding for the event, our academic scholarships, and our Native community aid is from annual ticket sales. Surplus funds from the proceeds of the event, the Gathering of Nations gives back directly to the Native community. (For more details, please click here.)
Native American Lakota star Ticket proceeds benefit: Head Staff and Invited Drums, Renting the Arena, Dance & Drum Competition, Hiring hundreds of staff & security, Tents & Multimedia rental, Utilities & Facility expenses,
G.O.N. Academic Scholarship Foundation, and more.
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