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Gathering of Nations Powwow 2018

Today marks the beginning of the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow 2018, a much-anticipated event, “North America’s Biggest Pow-wow”, showcasing tribes throughout North America, many of which call New Mexico home. You’ll be able to enjoy many traditional tribal dances, music, and much more. If you’ve never had the chance to attend, make the Gathering of Nations Powwow 2018 your debut, and maybe next, you can compete.

Gathering of Nations Powwow 2018
Photo by @GatheringofNations

Thursday, April 26, 2018

9:00am-3:00pm:  Ticket/Box Office open for Ticket Sales and Will Call – Gate 8 & Gate 3

9:00am-3:00pm:  Dancer/Drum Registration @ Expo NM, Enter Gate 8 ONLY


3:00pm:  Tickets for sale for the Miss Indian World Traditional Presentations at the ABQ Convention Cntr- upper level

5:00pm:  Will Call open for Miss Indian World Traditional Presentations tickets ONLY—NO Powwow Tickets (unless ordered with Miss Indian World)

7:00pm:- 10:00pm Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentations @ Albuquerque Convention Center-Kiva Auditorium

Friday, April 27, 2018

8:00am:  Gates open for Parking Lot – Enter Gate 7 & 8

9:00am:  Dancer/Drum Registration open- Enter Gate 8

10:00am: Gates/Doors open to Expo NM/Gathering of Nations Powwow Grounds

10:00am-11:45am:  Pre-powwow performances inside Tingley Coliseum, food court open all day and Traders’ Market open all day

12:00pm:  Grand Entry of Dancers inside Tingley Coliseum

12:30pm: Stage 49 Contemporary Stage Performances all day

1:00-4:00pm:  Competition Singing and Dancing

1:30pm: Miss Indian World Contestant Public Speaking Competition at Stage 49

4:00pm-5:45pm:  Special Contests features in Tingley

5:00pm:  Horse & Rider Regalia Parade on the Powwow Grounds

5:45pm-6:45pm:  Gourd Dancing  in Tingley

7:00pm: Grand Entry of Dancers inside Tingley

8:00pm-12pm: Competition Singing & Dancing inside Tingley

12:00am: Gates Closed- Activities concluded for the day

**** Times are subject to change without notice

Saturday, April 28, 2018

8:00am:  Gates open for Parking Lot – Enter Gate 7 & 8

10:00am: Gates/Doors open to Expo NM/Gathering of Nations Powwow Grounds

10:00am-11:45am:  Pre-powwow performances inside Tingley Coliseum, food court open all day and Traders’ Market open all day

12:00pm:  Grand Entry of Dancers inside Tingley Coliseum

12:30pm: Stage 49 Contemporary Stage Performances all day

1:00-4:00pm:  Competition Singing and Dancing

1:30pm: Miss Indian World Contestant Public Speaking Competition at Stage 49

3:30pm-4:45pm:  Special Contests features in Tingley

4:00pm:  Horse & Rider Regalia Parade around the Powwow Grounds

4:45pm-5:45pm:  Gourd Dancing  in Tingley

6:00pm: Grand Entry of Dancers inside Tingley

7:30pm: Crowning of Miss Indian World in Tingley

8:30pm-12pm: Competition Singing & Dancing inside Tingley

12:00am: Gates Closed- Activities concluded for the day

**** Times are approximate and may be subject to change without notice

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