Thousands flock to the 32nd annual Gathering of Nations

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Brianna Goodtracks-Alires marches during the Gathering of Nations’ Grand Entry Ceremony.
Richard Donaghey leads in hundreds of dancers during the Grand Entry Ceremony.
Dancers give it their all during the Grand Entry Ceremony.
Southern Ute Councilman, Tyson Thompson, gives a smile with grass dancer, David Boyd, just as the Gathering of Nations Grand Entry is about to commence.
Powwow dancers acknowledge each Tribe as they are being introduced.
The Miss Indian World Pageant turned out as a success, enlightening audiences with the traditions of Native culture. The event was held on Thursday, April 3 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Miss Indian World Pageants partook in special routines that involved their culture.
Tiana Schocko from Michigan gives a smile at the Miss Indian World Pageant.
Performers at Stage 49 represent the tribes from all nations.
Leann Goose performs on Stage 49.
Metal band, Under Exile from Shiprock, New Mexico give an energized performance on Stage 49.
The Gathering of Nations Powwow featured plenty of colorful regalia from Tribes across the U.S.
The Chichimeca Tribe gives a colorful performance at the Gathering of Nations celebration.
The Chichimeca Tribe gleams inside the arena.
Chichimeca dancers accept donations from the onlooking crowd.
Chichimeca dancers give a performance of pride during a warm afternoon at the Gathering. Spectators showed their support of the dance, and welcomed the group with open arms.
The Apache Crown Dancers show their traditional dance with pride during the final day of the Gathering.
The Apache Crown dancers wow a crowd of onlookers.
The Acoma Tribe displays their traditional rain dance.
Hoop dancers display their talent in front of an inspiring crowd of on-lookers during the last night of the Gathering.
The Powwow featured a variety of dancers from across Indian Country, which marked the event as one of the largest Gatherings in history.
The Grand Entry ceremony allows all Tribes to come out together as one.
Traditional imagery and regalia filled the dance arena.
The hundreds of tribes sported various forms of regalia in honor of their heritage.
A group of young dancers admire each participant as they enter the arena.
High energy graces the Pit arena.
Grass dance, jingle dress, fancy dance, and lady's shawl were some of the featured dances.
Information booths and vendors were spread indoors and outdoors, offering everyone a little taste of Indian Country.
This year's Gathering was a success, drawing in people by the thousands.
The Gathering of Nations always offers a memorable experience for everyone.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
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The Gathering of Nations made its return to Albuquerque and was once again met with success. Tribes and native people from all over the world congregated at the Pit Arena on April 24 and 25 in support of native culture. The Gathering also featured the Miss Indian World Pageant, which resulted with Cheyenne Brady from North Dakota being honored with the crown. Vendors and additional entertainment at Stage 49 were also featured.

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