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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 - CONTEST and SPECIAL CONTESTS
Page Updated: August 21, 2011
Over $200,000.00 in cash and prizes to be awarded!
34 Dance Competition Categories!
Including: Elder’s 70+, Golden Age 55+, Adults 19+ and Much More!
$2,000 1st Place in All Adult Categories (19-54 yrs.)
Grand Entry
New Total Drum Contest Prize Money: $50,250:
“WORLD CLASS” Northern Singing Competition
$10,000 First Place
Contributions by JT Seaboy, 2010 Head Northern Singing Judge
“SOUTHERN CHALLENGE” Singing Competition
$5,000 First Place
Women’s Back-up Singing Contest - Northern and Southern Styles
 Winner Take All (Maximum of 6 Registered with Drum)
$1,000 First Place
Hand Drum Singing Contest (Saturday Afternoon)
Men & Women Combined (No Age Limits)
$1,000 First Place

Sponsored by Gathering of Nations Website



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.
2011 Official Gathering of Nation Forms & Applications:
Rainbow Bullet New 2011 Dancer Registration Form*
Rainbow Bullet
New 2011 Drum Group Registration Form*
Rainbow Bullet New 2011 Women's Back Up Registration Form
Rainbow Bullet  Gathering of Nations Contest Rules for Dancers*
Rainbow Bullet  Gathering of Nations Powwow - Contest Fairness Doctrine*

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*Note: Forms will need to be printed out and brought to the Registration Booth on the SW side of The Pit! Please write clearly or Type in ALL REQUIRED FIELDS on the forms!
2011 “MIDNIGHT SPECIAL” Super Shawl - Women's Fancy

“Super Shawl” – Women’s Fancy
Winners must be prepared to begin travel May 1-3 or trip is forfeited.

1st Place:

$1,000 and Trip for Two to Las Vegas (3 days)

Fancy Shawl

  Men's Grass Dance Special 
Men's Grass Dance Special
Sponsored by Head Man Dancer Buck Spotted Tail and  Family

1st: $1,000 and Jacket +
4 Consolation prizes

Men's Grass Dance Special - Head Man Dancer Buck Spotted Tail

  Women's "OLD STLYE" Jingle Dress Special 

Women's "Old Style Jingle Dress

Sponsored by Head Lady Dancer Leah Omeasoo and Family.

1st: $1,500, Jacket & Blanket +
5 places + 5 Consolations of $200

Old Style Jingle Dress Dancer - Head Lady Leah Omeasoo

Men's Fancy Dance Specials  
2 Men's Fancy Dance Specials
Honoring Jeff Toehay
(Father of Charish Toehay)
Sponsored by Head Young Lady Dancer Charish Toehay and Family.

18-34 Mens Fancy Dance-Northern/Southern Combined:
1st Place: $700 + Pendelton Jacket + 3 Consolations-$100

35+ Mens Fancy Dance-Northern/Southern Combined
1st Place: $700 + Pendelton Jacket + 3 Consolations-$100

Each contestant will receive a monetary gift from the family. 

Head Young Lady Dancer Charish Toehay

Smoke Dance Special 

Smoke Dance Special - All Adult Men/Women Smoke Dancers
Sponsored by Miss Indian World Dakota Brant & Family

1st $1,000 + Jacket + $1,000 in Consolation Prizes

2010 MIW Dakota Brant

Teen Boy's Fancy Dance Special  
Teen Boy’s Fancy Special
Sponsored by Head Young Man Dancer Hirum Gleason & Family

1st $500
2nd $400
3rd $300
4th $200
5th $100
and 5 Consolation Prizes

Head Young Man Dancer Hirum Gleason

Back-Up Singing Contest - Girls 16 yrs and younger   

Back-Up Singing Contest
(Friday Afternoon)

Sponsored by Raelyne Sanchez in Honor of Ualani Pacheco.
Northern and Southern Categories
For Girls 16 yrs & Younger

1st Place $500

Back Up Singers

Men's Traditional Special   
Men’s Traditional:
“Giving Back to the Circle”

Sponsored by Tim White Eyes & Family

Winner Receives Money + Beaded Vest + Quilled Outfit
Total Special Money: $6,000 

Men's Traditional

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