December 31, 2007
GATHERING OF NATIONS CELEBRATES 25
At this time the Gathering of Nations
is set to celebrate the 25th annual
Nations Pow Wow. With more than 3000 Native American singers and
dancers converging on the University of New Mexico Arena (the PIT) in
Albuquerque New Mexico, April 24, 25 & 26, 2008, this event is going to
be huge. Attendance is expected to break all past records.
This pow wow, in a festive atmosphere
features both traditional and competition singing and dancing along with
the crowning of
Miss Indian World.
In addition to the traditional song
and dance the Gathering of Nations features many other activities. The
Traders' Market in the big tent, along with the Native American food
court on Pow Wow Alley are main-stays of this great event. At the South
end of Pow Wow Alley is the restructured contemporary performance stage,
"STAGE 49". Stage 49 is intended to provide a musical alternative to the
pow wow, where Native musicians, story tellers, and other performers
will have the opportunity to showcase their talents before a major
The 25th anniversary of the Gathering
of Nations Pow Wow will be highlighted on Friday April 25, 2008. That
evening, along with the competition dancing, the pow wow will feature
the return of the Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico, coming together in the
pit to sing and dance as one. At Midnight the Gathering of Nations
presents the "Midnight Special" Dance Competition, featuring the Men's
Buckskin - Feathered War bonnets. Immediately following will be, on the
arena floor, a late night concert by
Marley / friends and family. Ky-Mani is one of the many sons of the
On Thursday evening, April 24th, at
the Albuquerque Convention Center will be the Miss Indian world Pageant.
This pageant is not a beauty contest, but rather a demonstration of
talent and traditional knowledge by the contestants. The pageant will be
Co-hosted by Soni
Moreno, of the all Indian women singing group Ulali, and
A special musical performance will also be given by the very popular
Native woman singer,
originally from Oklahoma. The Crowning of Miss Indian World will take
place on Saturday evening, April 26th at the Gathering of Nations Pow
Advance tickets are now on sale at the
official web site of the Gathering
of Nations: www.gatheringofnations.com .
World applications, along with complete
pow wow and
information are also available on the web site.
Gathering of Nations
Limited is a federally recognized non profit organization,
established to promote the traditions and culture of Native American
people. The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow provides the City of
Albuquerque annually with an economic impact of more than thirty-five
million dollars, and more than twenty-million dollars to the rest of the
State of New Mexico. The Gathering of Nations is North America's Biggest
Pow Wow! Everyone, both Native and non are encouraged to attend.
NORTH AMERICA’S BIGGEST POWWOW!