Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: April 24-26, 2014

 

World's Largest Native American Cultural Event, 31st Gathering of Nations Set for April 24-26, 2014, Albuquerque, New Mexico  

 

The three-day event will include more than 3,000 traditional Native American singers and dancers competing, and more than 800 Native American artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work.

 

Photo courtesy of Gathering of Nations

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico (August 1, 2013) - The world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people will take place in Albuquerque, N.M. between April 24 and 26, 2014.  The 31st Annual Gathering of Nations, considered the most prominent Native American powwow in the world, will host tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world.
 
The three-day event will include more than 3,000 traditional Native American singers and dancers competing, and more than 800 Native American artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work.  In addition, dozens of contemporary indigenous bands will be performing a wide variety of musical genres.  Vendors in the Native Food Court will offer guests a large selection of food choices ranging between southwestern-style cuisine and traditional Native American fare. 
 
As part of the Gathering of Nations, a young Native American woman will be crowned Miss Indian World and represent all native and indigenous people as a cultural goodwill ambassador. 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Gathering of Nations

 

As one of the largest and most prestigious cultural pageants, Native American and indigenous women will represent their different tribes and traditions.   The contestants will compete in the areas of tribal knowledge through interviews, essays, public speaking and traditional presentation, and dance. 
 
“The Gathering of Nations is the world’s largest powwow bringing people from throughout the United States and world to the event each year,” said Derek Mathews, founder of the Gathering of Nations.  “The Gathering of Nations strives to be a positive cultural experience that is exhilarating for everyone.  The powwow features thousands of dancers performing different styles from many regions and tribes, offers the finest in Native American arts and crafts in the Indian Traders Market, a delicious variety of Native American and Southwest cuisine, and the best in contemporary entertainment performances on Stage 49.”

 

 

Photo Courtesy Richard Slattery

 

The Gathering of Nations opens with the Miss Indian World competition on April 24 at 7 p.m. at the Albuquerque Convention Center.  The much anticipated “Grand Entry,” where thousands of Native American dancers simultaneously enter the arena dressed in colorful outfits to the sounds of hundreds of beating drums, begins at noon on Friday, April 25.  The Grand Entry will be repeated Friday evening at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, at 12 p.m. (noon) and 6 p.m.  The new Miss Indian World will be crowned on Saturday evening, after the Grand Entry.  The Gathering of Nations will be held at the University of New Mexico’s University Arena in Albuquerque.

 

 

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Gathering of Nations Internet Radio was introduced on iHeartRadio earlier this year and is the only 24-hour radio station in America that offers Native American music of all genres including powwow, rock ‘n’ roll and spoken word.  Through the iHeartRadio partnership, Gathering of Nations Internet Radio can be heard on the internet throughout the country and is broadcast over the airwaves in major radio markets.
 
General admission tickets cost $17 per day, or $34 for a two day pass. VIP Club Level tickets are available for $50.  Tickets will be available online beginning December 31, 2013 or guests can purchase them at the door during the event.  For participants and guests traveling to event from out of town, the Double Tree Hotel in Downtown Albuquerque is offering special room rates.  For reservations call 1-800-548-5058 and ask for the Gathering of Nations group rate.  Additionally, Southwest Airlines is the official airlines of the Gathering of Nations.  For best available rates visit www.southwest.com.  For more information on the 2014 Gathering of Nations visit www.gatheringofnations.com.

 

 

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 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Sarah Hattman, James Korenchen Public Relations

Email: shattman@jameskorenchen.com

Phone: (919) 234-6698

 

31st Annual Gathering Of Nations

9400 Holly Ave. NE, Albuqueruqe, NM 87122

Web: www.gatheringofnations.com, Phone: (505) 836-2810

 

 

 

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Event Date: April 24-26, 2014

 

World's Largest Native American Cultural Event, 31st Gathering of Nations Set for April 24-26, 2014, Albuqueruqe, New Mexico  

 

The three-day event will include more than 3,000 traditional Native American singers and dancers competing, and more than 800 Native American artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work.

 

Albuqueruqe, New Mexico (August 1, 2013) - The world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people will take place in Albuquerque, N.M. between April 24 and 26, 2014.  The 31st Annual Gathering of Nations, considered the most prominent Native American powwow in the world, will host tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world. The three-day event will include more than 3,000 traditional Native American singers and dancers competing, and more than 800 Native American artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work.  In addition, dozens of contemporary indigenous bands will be performing a wide variety of musical genres.  Vendors in the Native Food Court will offer guests a large selection of food choices ranging between southwestern-style cuisine and traditional Native American fare.  As one of the largest and most prestigious cultural pageants, Native American and indigenous women will represent their different tribes and traditions.   The contestants will compete in the areas of tribal knowledge through interviews, essays, public speaking and traditional presentation, and dance.  General admission tickets cost $17 per day, or $34 for a two day pass. VIP Club Level tickets are available for $50.  Tickets will be available online beginning December 31, 2013 or guests can purchase them at the door during the event.  For participants and guests traveling to event from out of town, the Double Tree Hotel in Downtown Albuquerque is offering special room rates.  For reservations call 1-800-548-5058 and ask for the Gathering of Nations group rate.  Additionally, Southwest Airlines is the official airlines of the Gathering of Nations.  For best available rates visit www.southwest.com.  For more information on the 2014 Gathering of Nations visit www.gatheringofnations.com.

 

Media Contact: Sarah Hattman, James Korenchen Public Relations, Email: shattman@jameskorenchen.com, Phone: (919) 234-6698

 

Photo courtesy of Gathering of Nations