Tribes come together to honor traditions

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Head Dancers stand together for the Victory Song as the gathering of Nations powwow comes to a close on Saturday night, April 28 — Albuquerque, N.M.
Deshava Apachee, and his son Noah Yoyokie Apachee share a moment together between dances, this year’s powwow is Noah’s first.
Aztec dancers, Gabriel and Cassandra Gomez, perform throughout the weekend at EXPO New Mexico as part of the annual indigenous gathering, drawing dancers from across North America.
Northern Traditional Dancer, Tony Wahweotten makes his way into Grand Entry at the Gathering of Nations powwow.
Taylor Susan (center) was crowned the 35th Miss Indian World. A member of the White Mountain Apache/Walker River Paiute tribes, Susan was one of 30 contestants vying for the prestigious title.
Jaden Parker, Tonawanda Seneca, readies himself for Grand Entry on Friday, April 27.
Delegates of the Southern Ute Royalty stand together for a portrait following the Grand Entry, Little Miss Southern Ute Myla Goodtracks (left) and Miss Southern Ute Lorraine Watts.
A young dancer steps out on his own for the tiny tots dance, held for boys and girls as part of the cultural celebration.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
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The Miss Indian World Pageant takes place annually at the Gathering of Nations, in Albuquerque, N.M.  The inaugural Miss Indian World pageant was held in 1984 and since its inception, young Native American women ages 18-25 have traveled from all regions of the continent to represent their tribes and compete for the coveted crown. The Gathering returned to EXPO New Mexico for the second time this year, and continues to host cultural dances, live music performances and is regarded as one of North America’s largest indigenous gatherings.

 

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