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GREAT DRUM GOUPS COMING TO GATHERING OF NATIONS:This years Drum Contest at the Gathering of Nations PowWow will bring together the very best singers and drum groups in all of North America. Northern and Southern style singers will be competing in the World Class Northern and Southern Challenge singing contest. Each year winners of the drum contest herald as champions and represent the very best. All drums are welcome to participate. Saturday afternoon holds the hand drum contest and the conclusion of the GON PowWow. The winners of the drum contests are announced and awarded cash prizes and fantastic trophies. The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow prides itself on providing a fair competition for all. If interested, please review the Gathering of Nations "Fairness Doctrine". In addition to the big drum contest, the Gathering also features a singing competition for the Women's Backup Singing Contest. The Women's Backup Singing Contest showcases the women’s vocals behind the men seated at the drum; this type of singing is very unique in rhythm and harmony; a real crowd pleaser! For more info on the Gathering of Nations Drum & Singing Contest, CLICK HERE.
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MISS INDIAN WORLD AT THE RES 2013 CONFERENCE & TRAVELS
Miss Indian World, Jessa Rae Growing Thunder, attended the Reservation Economic Summit conference in Las Vegas, NV this past week. As a part of the Gathering of Nations organization booth at the RES Trade Fair Jessa Rae met various tribal and business leaders at the conference. In addition to greeting and speaking with many people at the conference, she was asked to speak on the performance stage and participate in the festivities with Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers. It was an exciting week for Jessa Rae as she begins to conclude her reign as Miss Indian World... CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE MARCH 2013 BLOG ENTRY
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2013 GATHERING OF NATIONS TRAVEL ACCOMODATIONS!
2013 Host Hotels:
HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ABQ: 1-877-475-3827
DOUBLE TREE HOTEL (Downtown): 1-800-584-5058
Special GON Rate: $99 ask for Gathering of Nations Powwow Rate
CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE! Must book before April 9, 2013
SHERATON HOTEL (Airport): 1-800-227-1117
Special GON Rate: $99 ask for Gathering of Nations Powwow Rate - Must book before 4/10/13.
MCM Elegante Hotel: (505) 884-2511
Special GON Rate: $91 ask for Gathering of Nations Powwow Rate +tax (Rate includes Breakfast buffet, 2 comp drink coupons, WI-FI, shuttle service)
Hampton Inn by Hilton: (505) 837-9300
Special GON Rate: $89 +Tax ask for Gathering of Nations Powwow Rate or book online and use Corporate Account Code #0560077134
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30 PERFORMANCES! 25 ACTS! 1 GIANT GLOW DJ DANCE PARTY!
30 PERFORMANCES! 25 ACTS! 1 GIANT GLOW DJ Dance Party !! Gathering of Nations always features an over the top eclectic mix of the top bands, comedy, dance groups and more! Be a part of the rockin’ audience & meet the artists! For our 2013 finale it’s giant dance dance dance party extravaganza with DJ’s, breakdancers and a free glow necklace giveaway! Check out the artists at GON S49 page Stage 49 Page.
“LIKE” the Stage 49 Facebook page for entertainment schedule and locations. “FOLLOW” us at @Stage49 on Twitter and receive real time schedule updates during the 2013 GON!
2013 Performing Artists:George Leach, Native Roots, Sihasin, Stateline, Te Awaroa o Kahu, The Luna Blues Machine, Acoma Inter-Cultural Dancers, Adrianne Chalepah, Andrew Thomas, DJ Poroufessor, J-Stylez, Jakey Skye, Micky Cruz, Quese IMC & Cempoalli 20, Ramonski Luv, Randy Granger, Honey, Rhythm Speaks, Scatter Their Own, Tabletop Sound, Tenochtitlan Aztec Dancers, Testify, Tito Ybarra, Until Chaos, Walatowa Massive and When Darkness Falls.
THUNDER ROLLING RIDES AGAIN!
For the 7th consecutive year, the Red Thunder Rolling motorcycle journey to the Gathering of Nations will take place on April 27, and will be arriving at the Pit at approximately 2pm for anyone wanting to see approximately 200+ bikes roaring into the Pit parking lot.
Each year the the motorcycle ride benefits a worthy cause to bring attention to grass roots endeavors that promotes family and community. Previous rides have raised funding to support memorial scholarship funds for surviving children of workers, military care package project during the holiday season, and last year, a donation for the Navajo Code Talker Museum Project.
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For more information contact Paul Bemore at (928) 729-6253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GET YOUR COPY OF THE BOOK! "30 YEARS OF GATHERING"
GATHERING OF NATIONS POW WOW" is celebrating its 30 years of the Gathering of Nations PowWow through reflections, memories, and photographs by Derek Mathews.
INDIAN TRADERS MARKET APPLICATIONS STILL AVAILABLE!
JOIN US AND SEE WHY THE GATHERING OF NATIONS WAS VOTED BEST POWWOW VENDORS! Shopping, food, artists and More! PowWow, Indian Traders Market and Stage 49 are ALL INCLUDED with GON PowWow Admission. Visit Indian Traders Market page for updates.
2013 GATHERING OF NATIONS EVENT INFORMATION: 2013 Miss Indian World Application
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SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 OFFICIAL GATHERING OF NATIONS SPONSORS:
|The Gathering of Nations Limited is a federally recognized 501(c) 3 non profit organization established to promote the traditions and culture of Native people. The Gathering of Nations founded and funds the Gathering of Nations Academic Scholarship foundation at the University of New Mexico. The Gathering of Nations is North America's Biggest PowWow! Everyone, both Native and non-Native, are invited and encouraged to attend.|