The Gathering of Nations is one of the largest Pow-wows in the United States. It is held annually the fourth weekend in April. Over 500 tribes from around the United States and Canada travel to Albuquerque to participate.
There are 32 Dance categories, and different age group categories. Other competitions include Northern Singers, Southern Singers, Women's Back-up Singing, and a competition for Drum Groups and Drummers and other various special competitions.
A pageant for Miss Indian World is also held each year. The winner is chosen based upon personality, knowledge of tribal traditions, and dancing ability. There is also an Indian Traders Market featuring artists, crafters and traders selling Native American and Indigenous arts and crafts.
Gathering Of Nations