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2022 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – North America’s Largest Pow Wow

Posted By Paul G July 4th, 2018 Last Updated on: May 2nd, 2022

North America’s Largest Pow Wow
April 28, 29 & 30th, 2022
Powwow Grounds Expo New Mexico/Tingley Coliseum
Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A.

PowWows.com will stream the Pow Wow and Stage 49 live!

GON is a three-day experience featuring dynamic Pow Wow dancing, unforgettable Native music, the Traders' Market, and plenty more. 

2022 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow Information


Gathering of Nations is the largest Pow Wow in North America. It runs from April 28-30, 2022 (Thursday – Saturday).

The Miss Indian World Talent Presentations is held at the Kiva Auditorium located at the Albuquerque Convention Center (Downtown Albuquerque) that kicks off Thursday evening; where young Native American Women represent their Native American and Indigenous people as cultural goodwill ambassadors. A Young Native American Woman will be crowned Miss Indian World, Saturday, April 27 after the Evening Grand Entry in Tingley Coliseum/EXPO NM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

The GON experience is for all people (Indian and Non-Indian) to come to see colorful Native American Pow Wow dancing, to hear the songs and become enlightened with emotional happiness! This will take place inside Tingley Coliseum and the other activities will be on the Powwow Grounds at Expo NM (NM State fairgrounds).

Over 3,000+ indigenous/Native American/Indian dancers and singers representing more than 500+ tribes from Canada and the United States come to the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow annually to participate socially and competitively. Included with the price of a Gathering of Nations Pow Wow Admission are the Indian Traders Market and Stage 49.

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Pow Wow Schedule

Friday, April 29, 2022

  • 9:00am:  Gates & Ticket/Box Office open for Parking Lot – Enter Gate 7 & 8 at EXPO NM
  • 10:00am:
    • Dancer/Drum Registration open-Enter Gate 8 at EXPO NM
    • Gates/Doors open at EXPO NM – Gathering of Nations Pow wow Grounds
  • 10:00am-11:45am:  Pre-pow wow performances inside Tingley Coliseum, food court open all day and Traders’ Market open all day
  • 12:00pm:  Grand Entry of Dancers inside Tingley Coliseum
  • 12:30pm: Stage 49 Contemporary Stage Performances all day
  • 1:00-4:00pm:  Competition Singing and Dancing
  • 1:30pm: Miss Indian World Contestant Public Speaking Competition at Stage 49
  • 4:00pm-5:45pm:  Special Contests features in Tingley
  • ​4:00 pm:  Horse & Rider Regalia Parade on the Powwow Grounds
  • 5:45pm-6:45pm:  Gourd Dancing  in Tingley
  • 7:00pm: Grand Entry of Dancers inside Tingley
  • 8:00 pm-12pm: Competition Singing & Dancing inside Tingley
  • ​12:00am: Gates Closed-Activities concluded for the day

Saturday, April 30, 2022

  • 9:00 am:  Gates & Ticket/Box Office opens for Parking Lot – Enter Gate 7 & 8
  • 10:00 am: Gates/Doors open to Expo NM/Gathering of Nations Powwow Grounds
  • 10:00 am-11:45am:  Pre-powwow performances inside Tingley Coliseum, food court open all day and Traders’ Market open all day
  • 12:00 pm:  Grand Entry of Dancers inside Tingley Coliseum
  • 12:30 pm: Stage 49 Contemporary Stage Performances all day
  • 1:00-4:00 pm:  Competition Singing and Dancing
  • 1:30 pm: Miss Indian World Contestant Public Speaking Competition at Stage 49
  • 3:30 pm-4:45pm:  Special Contests features in Tingley
  • 4:00 pm:  Horse & Rider Regalia Parade around the Powwow Grounds
  • 4:45 pm-5:45 pm:  Gourd Dancing  in Tingley
  • 6:00 pm: Grand Entry of Dancers inside Tingley
  • ​7:30 pm: Crowning of Miss Indian World in Tingley
  • 8:30 pm-12:00 am: Competition Singing & Dancing inside Tingley
  • ​12:00 am: Gates Closed-Activities concluded for the day

Drum Groups

  • Mo Town
  • Otter Trail
  • The Descendants
  • Meskwaki Nation
  • Cree Confederation
  • Iron Star
  • Black Eagle
  • Rose Hill
  • Blazing Bear
  • Lightning Horse
  • Bull Horn
  • Young Spirit
  • War Thunder
  • Blue Medicine Well
  • Buc Wild
  • Cozad
  • Sharpshooter
  • Thunder Boyz
  • Iron Hill
  • Wild Horse
  • Southern Slam
  • Show Time
  • Young Tribe
  • The Horses
  • Indian Hill

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