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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

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2011 Gathering of Nations - GENERAL ADMISSION
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Welcome! Page Updated: August 21, 2011
General Admission will be sold at the door (cash only) during April 28-30th, 2011 at the University of New Mexico Arena "The Pit".

Miss Indian World Talent Presentation & Show tickets will also be sold at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Albuquerque on April 28, 2011 (Thursday), the day of show. All tickets are subject to capacity and availability.

To purchase guaranteed tickets in advance for Will Call (the only way to pay with a credit card), please click here for more information or
click here to go directly to our secure online store.

 
Native American Lakota star DANCER AND SINGER DISCOUNTS:
Attention all Dancers and Drum Groups! The Gathering of Nations discount admission coupons will be mailed out early spring of 2011. Coupons are only REDEEMABLE at Dancer/Drum Registration.
 
 Native American Lakota star FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED FOR GENERAL ADMISSION (AT THE DOOR):
  • Cash
  • Traveler's Checks
    * NOTE: NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS & NO PERSONAL CHECKS at the Door.
 
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GENERAL ADMISSION INFORMATION: 
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Native American Lakota star Miss Indian World Talent Presentation & Show:
   
 
Thursday, April 28, 2011............................................................................$12.00
   * Tickets for the MIW Talent Presentation & Show available at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the day of the show.

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One-Day Admission - No Re-Entry for Powwow, Stage 49, Traders Market:
    Friday, April 29, 2011..................................................................................$15.00
   
Saturday: April 30, 2011.............................................................................$15.00


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Two-Day Pass - In & Out Privleges for Powwow, Stage 49, Traders Market:
   
(L
imited availability)
    
Friday & Saturday, April 29 & 30, 2011.....................................................$30.00

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 Please continue to read the Terms and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below.

Tickets at the door

 SUMMARY OF GENERAL ADMISSION INFORMATION AND TERMS:
 
     Tickets and/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. 
     All Two-day Passes and/or ticket(s) sales are final and there are no refunds allowed. 
     A limited number of Two-day Passes are available Online, this is to ensure that there will be enough for both Dancers and Drums Groups (Singers).
    Please NO Strollers, Skooters or wagons. This is a large event and walking space is limited!
WRISTBAND INFORMATION: 
     Re-Entry is ONLY permitted on Two Day Admission (Two Day Pass only). Dancers and Drums will be accommodated at Dancer Registration Booth, click here for more information.
     Wristbands are custom cloth wristbands placed around the wrist using a plastic Slide Lock®. Once locked into place it cannot be adjusted or removed without cutting.
     Can I take a shower with the Wristbands? Wristbands are made out of a custom cloth so they CAN get wet. Water will NOT damage your wristband.
     What happens if I remove or cut off my Wristband? If you have purchased Two-Day admission(s), Wristband(s) need to be wore AT ALL TIMES during the 2011 Gathering of Nations. IF YOU REMOVE YOUR WRISTBAND A NEW WRISTBAND WILL NEED TO BE PURCHASED.
     How Do I remove the Wristband? After the event has finished, cut off your wristband with a pair of scissors. Be very cautious and make sure you cut only the wristband.
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 COMMON ADMISSION QUESTIONS:
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(Click any question link for more detailed information or scroll down)

 
Where / How / When do I buy my ticket and/or wristbands?
Can I purchase event ticket/wristband(s) or M.I.W. tickets anywhere else?
How many ticket/wristband(s) or M.I.W. tickets can I buy?
Can I go to Powwow Alley, Stage 49, and the Indian Trader's Market Tent?

I am a Dancer and/or Singer/Drum Group. Do I need to purchase wrist bands?
I am an approved vendor at GON and purchased additional advance tickets. Where do I go to check in and pick up my tickets?
Where do I get school group tickets?
Where do I get a Press Pass?

Parking. Is there a charge?
Is the UNM Arena wheelchair accessible? Is there handicapped parking?
Are there assigned seats? What type of seating is available?
Are there discounts for Seniors or Children?
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?
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?
 
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 ANSWERS TO COMMON ADMISSION QUESTIONS:
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Where / How / When do I buy my ticket and/or wristbands?
You may buy your tickets at the door (General Admission) or On-line

Native American Lakota star Advanced guaranteed tickets can also be purchased. Special line, 25% coupon for online merchandise; click here for more information or click here to go directly to our secure online store to reserve your guaranteed tickets.

 POWWOW, STAGE 49 & INDIAN TRADERS MARKET ADMISSION:
Native American Lakota star Thursday, 4/28/2011 from 9am-3pm at the UNM ARENA "The Pit".
Native American Lakota star Friday and Saturday, 4/29-30/2011 starting at 9am at the
UNM ARENA "The Pit".
     UNM Arena "The Pit"  - Driving Directions CLICK HERE


New MISS INDIAN WORLD PRESENTATIONS & SHOW ADMISSION:
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Thursday, 4/28/2011 Ticket and Will Call window opens at 5pm for Miss Indian World Program located at its NEW LOCATION - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Albuquerque 11000 Broadway SE, Isleta Pueblo. Visit the Miss Indian World Page for show time and more information.

 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ABQ - Driving Directions CLICK HERE

 
  I am a Dancer and/or Singer/Drum Group. Do I need to purchase wrist bands?
Returning dancers and singers with a current address on file with the Gathering of Nations will be sent a special discount card in Mid-January 2011 for use at Dancer/Drum  Registration only. REMINDER: Discount cards for Dancers and Singers are ONLY redeemable at the Dancer Registration! Please bring your discount card to receive a reduced rate on two day wristbands during Dancer/ Drum Registration. All Dancers and Singers/Drum Groups will be accommodated with a two-day wristband at  Dancer/Drum Registration. Each dancer and/or singer/drum group member can also buy 1 additional wristband for another person.
 
  Are there assigned seats? What type of seating is available?
No, the UNM Arena has typical arena style seating with the majority of seating being benches and some being individual seats. For attending Drum groups or Singers, bring your own chairs or chairs available for rent.
 
  Are there discounts for Seniors or Children?
No, but only children 1 year old and under are admitted Free. All wristband/ticket sales are monitored and regulated by UNM and other government agencies due to capacity, fire and safety regulations. The event is  monitored by the space utilized and not the age of attendees! These are restrictions imposed on the Gathering of Nations and we ask for your understanding for our interest in your safety!
 
  Is the UNM Athletic Field wheelchair accessible? Is there handicapped parking?
Yes. Wheelchair seating is clearly marked and at the entry level of the UNM Arena.
Handicap parking is available at the event, owever is LIMITED on a first come first available basis. A parking attendant will  be on site to assist with special needs parking.
 
  Parking. Is there a charge around the UNM Arena "The Pit"?
General parking is managed and provided by the UNM Athletics Department and will charge a fee of $10.00 per car. HOWEVER, with 4 adults in vehicle parking is FREE. Fee associated with parking are NOT Gathering of Nations, NOR does the Gathering of Nations receive any parking fees from this event. Handicap parking is available at the event, however is LIMITED on a first come first available basis. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. IF the UNM Arena "The Pit" Handicap Parking at other lots are Free.
 
  Can I purchase event ticket/wristband(s) or M.I.W. tickets anywhere else?
No! 2011 Gathering of Nations admissions are ONLY sold at the door or on our website if you wish to purchase advanced tickets, COMING SOON. Miss Indian World (M.I.W.) tickets are also available at the door at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Albuquerque. MIW tickets can also be purchased on our website in advanced, COMING SOON.
 
  How many wristbands or M.I.W. tickets can I buy?
    •  You may buy AS MANY wristbands and/or tickets as you wish (subject to availability).
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You also may buy as many Miss Indian World (M.I.W.) tickets as you wish at the doors (subject to availability).
 
  Can I go to Powwow Alley, Stage 49, and the Indian Trader's Market Tent?
Yes, once inside you may go any where the public is permitted in the arena, Powwow Alley, Indian Trader's Market tent, and Stage 49 are all included with general admission.
 
  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 give your ticket(s) to anyone you choose.
 
  2 day bands sold out online but I still want guaranteed tickets or wrist bands. What are my options?
You may optionally order a Friday and Saturday One-Day admission online with same privileges as a two day, advanced guaranteed purchase with credit card. Cash only at the door!
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! Advance purchase information COMING SOON!
 
  I am an approved vendor at GON and purchased additional advance tickets. Where do I go to check in and pick up my tickets?
Yes, check in at vendor registration. Additional tickets may be purchased at the door or in advanced online, more details COMING SOON!
 
  Where do I get school group tickets?
The special K-12 school rate of $7 per person is only available on Friday, April 29, 2011 at the main ticket window. Purchase orders issued by the school are accepted at the main ticket window. SCHOOL TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN ADVANCED!
 
  Where do I get a Press Pass?
Press Passes are limited and are available at the Press Window. All Press MUST register and show LEGIMATE Press Credentials! Press does not have IN and OUT privileges, you must register daily!
 
  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 ticket/wrist band(s). 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.
 
  Who do I contact if I need service or my question is not answered here?
Questions or service please review our website, content may change so please check back for any frequent updates.
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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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