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April 25-27, 2013
University of New Mexico Arena "The Pit"

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

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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Page Updated: April 22, 2013 12:07 AM
EVENT SAFETY UPDATE: The Gathering of Nations wants you to know the we have always gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of everyone attending the Gathering of Nations Powwow. We work very closely with the University of New Mexico Police, Albuquerque Police Dept., New Mexico State Fire Marshal, ABQ Fire Dept, U.S. Marshals and the FBI. ABQ Police and Contracted Security are in constant patrol during the event.
There are also U.S. Marshals and FBI agents in plan-clothes present throughout. Bomb dogs regularly sweep the building and grounds during the Powwow. Please feel assured that the Gathering of Nations, along with the University of New Mexico, City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico are making every effort to provide a safe and fun environment for all participants and attendees.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Boston. Special thanks to first responders and medical staff caring for the injured.
Welcome to the 2013 Gathering of Nations Admission/Ticket Page.
We have condensed our ticket information in this page for our 2013 Event.
This page includes General Admission (Purchased at the door), Will Call (Advance Ticket purchases), Two Day Wristband and all Admission information and questions.
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 much more.
Native American Lakota star Thank you for supporting the Gathering of Nations through your purchase!
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Click links below for immediate access to ticket information:
2013 Advance Ticket Sales 2013 General Admission Ticket Information 2013 Will Call Information
2013 Will Call Schedule - Pick Up Advance Tickets Admission/Will Call/Ticket Information and Questions 
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2013 Dancer & Singer Discounts
The Gathering of Nations discount admission postcards will be mailed out Mid-March 2013.
Bring the Discount Postcard to Dancer Registration for a $7.00 discount  off a 2-day wristband.
Dancer & Singer Registration:
See Registration form below for dates and times.

Discount is ONLY good for name on the mailing label and ONLY redeemable at On-Site Registration..
Attention Teachers - Visit our 2013 GON Teacher Information Page for your trip information for the 2013 Gathering of Nations PowWow. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
2013 Advance Tickets (Will Call Tickets)
Tickets pre-ordered online including 2013 Souvenir Book will be picked up at the Will Call window located at "The Pit", see Event schedule for more details on date and time of Will Call pick Up.
Pre Purchased Tickets/wristbands and Souvenir Book WILL NOT BE MAILED!
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2013 General Admission (Tickets Purchased at the Door)
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Tickets Sold at the Door begin April 25, 2013 from 9am-3pm at UNM Arena "The Pit", see 2013 Event Schedule for date and will continue on April 26th, Friday and April 27th, 2013, Saturday.
Native American Lakota star  General Admission Miss Indian World Talent Presentations:
Thursday, April 25, 2013 ........................................ $14.00
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Native American Lakota star General Admission - ONE DAY ENTRY :
(No Re-Entry to Powwow, Stage 49 and Indian Traders Market)
Friday, April 26, 2013 ............................................ $17.00
Saturday, April 27, 2013 ............................................ $17.00
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Native American Lakota star Advance TWO Day Wristband: Limited availability
Full In & Out Privileges for Powwow, Stage 49, Indian Traders Market)
Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, 2013.................................$34.00
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Native American Lakota star Upper Club Level Seating: Limited availability
1 guaranteed club level seat (Not Box seat), special entrances to the Arena and access to the PowWow Lounge.
Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, 2013.................................$50.00
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2013 Gathering of Nations Will Call Information
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If you already ordered tickets in advance, your tickets will be ready for you at WILL CALL. Listed in this section is general information and common questions regarding tickets already ordered, feel free to also email us at: tickets2013 @ gatheringofnations.com (without spaces)
Rainbow Bullet  If you have already purchased your 2013 tickets or wrist bands in advance you will receive the following:
  A Will Call pick up window with little to NO waiting time to receive your pre-purchased tickets, program book or wrist band(s). Tickets, Souvenir book or wrist bands are NOT sent in the mail or shipped.
  You can pre-order Official 2013 GON Program Book(s) with your Advanced Online order. Your Pre-Ordered Souvenir Program Book(s) will be ready for you to pick up with your ticket or wristband order at the Will Call Window.
  MasterCard or Visa is accepted through our On-Line Secured Ordering Process
(Credit cards are not accepted at the door).
Rainbow Bullet Where / How / When do I pick up my ticket, program book or wristband(s)?
There will be marked signs for the Will Call booth at the UNM Arena "The Pit", location of booth is on the East side of the "The Pit". There will be a Will Call table at the Miss Indian World Program ONLY on Thursday evening for evening time pick up.
Please have a valid photo ID ready, at the time of ticket pick up.
  Please have the purchaser's name at the time of ticket pick up.
  FOR LATE Friday or SATURDAY or AFTER WILL CALL HOURS: the Will Call booth may be CLOSED. Please go to the main ticket window to pick up your Advance Ticket(s) at "The Pit" during the events hours, see 2013 Will Call Schedule pick up below or visit the 2013 GON Event Schedule.
  ALL tickets, pre-ordered program books or wristbands must be picked up at the same time to avoid any confusion with your order!
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2013 Will Call Schedule - Pick up Your Advance Tickets:
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You may pick up you Will Call ticket, wristband or program book(s) during the following times:

 Native American Lakota star Thursday, April 25th from 8:00 am-3:00 pm at the UNM Arena "The Pit", Albuquerque.

Native American Lakota star Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27th starting at 8:00
am-Ticket Window Closure at the UNM Arena "The Pit", Albuquerque. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO "The Pit"

Native American Lakota star Thursday, April 26th Will Call window will re-open at 5-9pm for Miss Indian World Program located at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Albuquerque.
CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Albuquerque
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Admission/Will Call/Ticket Information and Questions
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Rainbow Bullet  Why purchase tickets and/or wrist bands in advance?
Online advance ticket/wristband purchasing is optional and is offered as a convenience, credit/debit cards (Online advanced tickets or wrist bands are the only way to pay by credit card), and little to NO waiting in line.
The line to purchase tickets or wrist bands at the door can be longer than some want to wait. 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.
Advance ticket purchasers also receive a special coupon code for online merchandise discounts.

Single Event tickets are 1 day event passes (Valid for date of ticket, NO RE-ENTRY), this includes Stage 49 and the Indian Traders Market.
Wristbands are 2 day event passes (Friday and Saturday Re-Entry), which includes Stage 49 and the Indian Traders Market.
Miss Indian World Tickets are ONLY valid Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Miss Indian World Talent Presentations.
All sales are final.
There will be no reissues for lost or stolen tickets.
The 2013 Gathering of Nations will take place rain or shine, this is an indoor event.
All event times and Stage 49/PIT performances are subject to change without notice.
Rainbow Bullet  Why is there an online service fee for Advance Tickets?
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. A $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.
The Gathering of Nations discount admission postcard was mailed out Mid-March 2013 for previously registered dancers and singers (drums). Each dancer and/or singer/drum group member can purchase a 2 day pass for themselves at a discounted rate mentioned below and 1 additional ticket at regular price for another person.
Bring the Discount Postcard to On-Site Registration for a discount for $7.00 off a 2-day wristband- See Dancer or Drum Registration Forms for Registration Location and Times.
Discount is only good for name on the mailing label and only redeemable at On-Site Registration.

Rainbow Bullet  CHILDREN AND SENIORS - Are there discounts for Seniors or Children?
There are No Discounts for Seniors, Children or the Military.
Only children 1 years 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 the attendee! These are restrictions imposed on us and we ask for your understanding for our interest in your safety.

Rainbow Bullet  SHIPPING - Why aren't tickets or wrist bands sent in the mail or shipped?
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 of Nations PowWow, see Will Call Schedule above.
Rainbow Bullet  Re-Entry IS permitted with a Two Day Pass only! Wristbands must be worn at all times for Re-Entry. Dancers and Drums will be accommodated at Dancer Registration (NW entrance of the UNM Arena "The Pit")Line
Rainbow Bullet  Why Wristbands? This is your 2 day pass. They give you In and Out privileges throughout the event, this includes the GON PowWow, Indian Traders Market, Stage 49 and the Food court.
Once the wrist band is placed on your wrist, the wristband must not be altered in any way (i.e. cut, stretched, taped or duplicate in any way); As this would VOID your entry.
Rainbow Bullet  Can I take a shower with Wristbands? Wristbands are made out of a waterproof vinyl so they can get wet. Water will not damage your wristband.Line
Rainbow Bullet   What happens if I remove or Cut off the Wristbands? Bands need to be wore AT ALL TIMES at the 2013 Gathering of Nations. IF YOU REMOVE OR TAMPER WITH YOUR WRISTBAND,  A 2 DAY PASS WILL NEED TO BE PURCHASED IF AVAILABLE.Line
Rainbow Bullet  All Wristband and/or ticket(s) sales are final and there are no refunds allowed.Line
Rainbow Bullet  A limited number of Two-day Wristbands are available. Line
Rainbow Bullet  Tickets are NOT sent via e-mail, but you will receive an order acknowledgement and a separate ticket confirmation.
Please be sure to ALLOW email from gatheringofnations.com website, depending on your e-mail provider your Junk E-mail settings will vary. Please contact your email provider for technical assistance.

Rainbow Bullet 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: tickets2013 @ GONmail.com (without spaces in the email address).n>

Due to the high volume of requests, we will make every attempt to reply. Please do not call the office, advance ticket questions  will only be accepted via email.

Rainbow Bullet Please direct all other inquiries to:
*NOTE - As event gets closer response time maybe delayed to unspecified time frame. We will do our best to get back to you.

Gathering of Nations, Ltd.
3301 Coors Rd. NW, #R300
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Fax: 505-839-0475

Rainbow Bullet 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 was April 21st, 2013 (Sunday).

A limited number of 2 day wristbands were available on-line.

Rainbow Bullet Can I purchase advance tickets or wrist bands anywhere else?
No! Advance tickets or wristbands for the 2013 Gathering of Nations are ONLY sold through our website: www.GatheringOfNations.com. Line

Rainbow Bullet 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 postmarked by April 15th, 2013 will be refused! You may mail a letter detailing your order and include the following certified funds (Money order or certified check ONLY.)


If you would like to purchase the 2013 GON Program Book with your mail order, add $5.00. Mail orders will not be shipped but picked up at the Will Call both.

PLEASE No cash, No personal or business checks) and mail to:
Gathering of Nations Tickets

3301 Coors Rd. NW, #R300
Albuquerque, NM 87120

Rainbow Bullet  Can I have someone else pick up my tickets or wrist bands?
as proper ID (Driver's License) is required or a copy of the online ticket confirmation.
Steps will be taken to record this information at Will Call to avoid confusion, please plan out your pick schedule and person prior to the event.

Rainbow Bullet Can I order tickets or wrist bands for someone else?
Yes. During the checkout process online, enter that person's name in the 'Tickets to be picked up by' 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.Line
Rainbow Bullet 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 (subject to availability) before April 21, 2013. Orders are processed by the name indicated in the 'Tickets to be picked up by' field at checkout. Multiple orders with the same 'Tickets to be picked up by'' field will be consolidated into one order.
You may buy as many tickets or wristbands at the doors (subject to availability)

Rainbow Bullet 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: tickets2013 @ gatheringofnations.com (without the spaces in the email address).

In the unlikely event that you do not receive any reply or confirmation and your credit/debit card was charge by your bank contact us at: tickets2013 @ gatheringofnations.com (without the spaces in the email address).


Rainbow Bullet Can I go to Powwow Alley, Stage 49, and the Indian Trader's Market Tent?
once inside, you may go anywhere the Public is permitted in the stadium, Powwow Alley, Indian Trader's Market tent, and Stage 49 are all included with general admission.
Rainbow Bullet My plans changed due to circumstances out of my control. Can I get a refund? What are my options?
All ticket or wristband sales are final! There are no refunds, but YOU MAY transfer your ticket(s) or have someone pick the up under the Purchaser's name with valid photo ID and or a copy of the e-mail ticket confirmation.Line
Rainbow Bullet 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 booth. If you need to purchase more general admission tickets, please purchase at the door.
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