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Gathering of Nations Powwow 2017

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - April 29 @ 1:00 am UTC-6

Miss Indian World Traditional
Talent Presentations
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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
TICKETS: Tickets Sold at Door: $15 • Doors Open at 6 pm
Advance tickets at http://www.gatheringofnations.com
Miss Indian World Contestant Applications, Call (505) 836-2810
or Go Online at http://www.gatheringofnations.com
AN ENCHANTING EVENING FOR ALL WHO ATTEND!
CROWNING OF MISS INDIAN WORLD: Saturday, 7:30 pm at the Powwow

TICKETS
Tickets available at http://www.gatheringofnations.com December 31, 2016 and also sold at door:

One-Day Admission $18
Two-Day Pass $36
VIP Bleacher Seating $65 – Limited (2-Day Pass plus Program Book)
VIP Box Floor Seating $85 – Limited (2-Day pass plus Program Book)
Large Group Assistance Call ABQ Hispano Chamber (505) 842-9003

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 8, off of Louisiana Blvd, South of Lomas.

STAGE 49
Featuring the best in Native American traditional and contemporary music!
Check http://www.gatheringofnations.com for Tickets & updated schedules & performers.
Managed by Emergence Productions

DANCER REGISTRATION:
Thurs. 9am-3pm & Fri. 9am – Gate 8 Parking Lot

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

A FAIR CONTEST FOR ALL DANCERS & SINGERS!
SPECIAL CONTESTS

*************** MIDNIGHT SPECIAL ****************
COWBOYS & COWGIRLS COUPLE’S TEAM DANCE
1st $1000 & Two Consolation Prizes

MEN’S CHICKEN DANCE SPECIAL (16+)
Sponsored by Head Man Dancer Jamon Paskemin

ALL WOMEN’S SPECIAL CONTEST (40+)
$1500 Winner Take All, 10 Consolation Prizes
Sponsored by Head Lady Dancer Tonya Moore

BOYS FANCY “ EAGLE BUSTLES ONLY” (18 & UNDER)
1st $1000, Decorated Paint Horse, Jacket, Hat,
Moc’s & Retro Air Jordan’s + 9 Consolations
Sponsored by Head Young Man Dancer “Sonny”
Heo’va’ehe Little Head & Family

“HEALING OF THE RED DRESS” JINGLE DRESS SPECIAL
Red Dress Required – Old Style Jingle
Sponsored by Head Young lady Dancer Tia Wood & Family

HEADLINING CAST
HEAD MAN DANCER: Jamon Paskemin – Sweetgrass, Saskatchewan
HEAD LADY DANCER: Tonya Moore – Stillwater, OK
HEAD YOUNG MAN DANCER: Sonny Little Head – Happy Flats, MT
HEAD YOUNG LADY DANCER: Tia Wood – Saddle Lake, Alberta

HEAD NORTHERN DANCE JUDGE: Regina Topsky – (WI) Rocky Boy, MT
HEAD SOUTHERN DANCE JUDGE: Cree Hughes – Ft. Towson, OK
HEAD NORTHERN DRUM JUDGE: Michael LaFrombois – Browning, MT
HEAD SOUTHERN DRUM JUDGE: Walter Ahhaitty – Hacienda Hts., CA

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:
Cozad – Hominy, OK
Northern Cree – Saddle Lake, Alberta
Show Time – Rapid City, SD
Poundmaker – Poundmaker, Saskatchewan
Southern Slam – Jemez Pueblo, NM
War Paint – Pembroke, NC

MISS INDIAN WORLD ‘16-’17: Danielle Ta’sheena Finn – Porcupine, ND

PRIZE MONEY
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 9 per drum)

$5,000 1st – “WORLD CLASS” Southern Singing (Limit 9 per drum)

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 Age Limits) – 1st: $500

Details

Start:
April 27 @ 7:00 pm
End:
April 29 @ 1:00 am
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Venue

Expo New Mexico
300 San Pedro Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108 United States
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