2018 Gathering of Nations Powwow @ Gathering of Nations Powwow, Albuquerque [from 26 to 28 April]

2018 Gathering of Nations Powwow


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26 - 28
April
19:00 - 23:59

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Gathering of Nations Powwow
300 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108
Miss Indian World Traditional
Talent Presentations

Thursday, April 26, 2018
ALBUQUERQUE CONVENTION CENTER
401 2nd Street NW (Downtown)
Showtime at 7 pm Sharp!!!
Doors Open at 6 pm

HOSTS:
Lisa Meeches (Canadian TV Personality) Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jason Whitehouse (Powwow Personality) Madison Hts, MI
Entertainment featuring: TBA

TICKETS: Tickets Sold at Door: $15 at 5 pm • Doors Open at 6 pm

CROWNING OF MISS INDIAN WORLD: Saturday, 7:30 pm at the Powwow
— GON POWWOW — STAGE 49 — INDIAN TRADERS MARKET

TICKETS
Tickets available at gatheringofnations.com beginning December 31, 2017
At door:
One-Day Admission $19
Two-Day Pass $38
Reserved VIP Seating $65 — Limited (2-Day Pass plus Access to VIP Lounge)

DANCER DISCOUNT COUPONS: Dancers on GON mailing list will receive a coupon in the mail to present at dancer registration for 2-day discount

GENERAL PARKING:
Managed and provided by Expo NM. (Fees are charged by Expo not GON)
DIRECTIONS: Enter Gate 7 or 8, off of Louisiana Blvd, South of Lomas.
Only right turns entering Expo NM

Stage 49
Featuring the best in Native American traditional and contemporary music!
Performers and short bio's at Stage 49
Managed by Emergence Productions

GON Indian Traders Market
Friday/Saturday: 10am – 11pm
A special shopping experience and exhibition of Native artifacts from throughout the Americas that feature over 800+ artists, crafters and traders from around the world.

DANCER REGISTRATION:
Thurs. 9am-3pm & Fri. 9am — Gate 8 Parking Lot
(No Charge for Parking on Thursday)

GRAND ENTRIES:
Friday: Noon & 7pm • Saturday: Noon & 6pm

*************** SPECIAL EVENTS ****************

Friday at Stage 49 1:30 pm
Public Speaking Competition — Miss Indian World Contestants

Friday after evening Grand Entry:
Dance Competition — Miss Indian World Contestants

“HORSE REGALIA PARADE AND COMPETITION”
5 PM Friday, April 27
4 PM Saturday, April 28
Parade and Competition Held Daily
Begins at Tingley Coliseum the Powwow Grounds and on Main Street
$1000 1st Place — 3 places
Horse Regalia and Rider`s Outfit Judged Together
Stable and Horse Trailer Parking Provided
Registration online beginning September 1, 2017
Honoring the Spirit of the Native American Horse Culture
gatheringofnations.com/horseparade

SPECIAL CONTESTS

************* LATE NIGHT SPECIAL ****************
“ELECTRIC (NEON) WARRIOR”
SPOTLIGHT MEN & WOMEN FANCY
Winner in Men’s & Women’s $500
Champions Dance-off for a Trip to Las Vegas
Electric Daisy Carnival (June 2018)
Must be 21 and Over Sponsored By GON RECORDS

MEN’S TRADITIONAL
Cash Prize, Blankets & Jackets to Winners
Sponsored by Head Man Dancer — Brando Jack

WOMEN’S FANCY “FOR THE LOVE OF FANCY”
Split Ages (18-34) & (35+)
Open to all Women’s Categories
Sponsored by Head Lady Dancer — Jocy Bird

TEEN VS. ADULT MEN’S TRADITIONAL
Sponsored by Head Young Man Dancer — Jaden Parker

TEEN GIRLS VS TEEN BOYS FANCY SPECIAL
5 Places (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 2 consolations)
Sponsored by Head Young Lady Dancer —
Thomasina Rose Good Eagle

— HEADLINING CAST

HEAD MAN DANCER: Brando Jack — White Cone, AZ
HEAD LADY DANCER: Jocy Bird — Sioux Falls, SD

HEAD YOUNG MAN DANCER: Jaden Parker — Salamanca, NY
HEAD YOUNG LADY DANCER: Thomasina Good Eagle — Anadarko, OK

HEAD NORTHERN DANCE JUDGE: Donovan Abby — Mandaree, ND
HEAD SOUTHERN DANCE JUDGE: Graham Primeaux, Sr. — Shawnee, OK

HEAD NORTHERN DRUM JUDGE: Harvey Dreaver — Dearborn Hts, MI
HEAD SOUTHERN DRUM JUDGE: Erwin Morris — Walt Hill, NE

ARENA DIRECTORS:
Randy Medicine Bear — Loveland, CO
George “Cricket” Shields — Shawnee, OK

ANNOUNCERS:
Dennis Bowen, Sr. — Salamanca, NY
Vince Beyl — Bemidji, MN
Ruben Little Head — Happy Flats, MT
(Roving) Jason Whitehouse — Madison Hts, MI
(Roving) Larry Yazzie — Tama, IA

INVITED DRUMS:
Poundmaker — Poundmaker, Saskatchewan
Buc Wild — Chinle, AZ
Mo’Town — Macy, NE
Wild Rose — Yakama, WA
Crazy Spirit — Mt. Pleasant, MI

CASH AWARDS
Over $200,000 in Cash & Prizes to be Awarded
34 Categories — Elder’s 70+, Golden Age 55-69, Adults 19-54

$2,000 First Place All Adult Categories (19-54)

$5,000 1st — “WORLD CLASS” Northern Singing (Limit 10)
$5,000 1st — “WORLD CLASS” Southern Singing (Limit 10)

Women’s Back-up — No. & So. Styles: $1000 Winner-Take-All
Maximum of 6 Registered with Drum

Hand Drum Singing Contest (Saturday Afternoon)

Men & Women Combined (No/So) No age limit –
Co-sponsored by
GON & Nathan “Rikishi” Pelly. “Honoring the Teachers”
Prize Matched to 1st $1000 (2nd & 3rd Breakdowns)

A FAIR CONTEST FOR ALL DANCERS & SINGERS!
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