Native nations reunite at Tingley

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Northern Traditional Dancers go head-to-head during the Men’s Northern Traditional Special sponsored by Talon White Eye on Saturday, April 30.
Laryn Oakes of Whitecap, Sask. competes in the Women’s Fancy Shawl Category.
(Left to Right) Nicole Iron-Bull, Raetava Godinez, Shamaray Littlechild, Tiff Cozad, Sheila Nanaeto, and Tarissa Spoonhunter competed as Cozad and placed first in the Southern Women’s Backup Singing competition.
Men’s Northern Traditional Dancer, Ruben Littlehead Jr. awaits the next competition song.
Makayla Sage of Ponca City, Okla. participates in the Women’s Northern Cloth category.
A Women’s Northern Traditional Dancer smiles before stepping out in the arena.
Men’s Northern Traditional Dancer, competes as one of the top five dancers in the Men’s Northern Traditional Special, sponsored by Talon White Eye.
Heavy metal band Blinddryve rocked Stage 49 located on the Expo N.M. fairgrounds.
Men’s Grass Dancer Mu Roberts dances during the Friday night session of adult competitions.
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Expo N.M. welcomes dancers, singers, artists, and visitors from all over North America to the 39th Annual Gathering of Nations Powwow which was held Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30. COVID-19 Restrictions have been lifted in New Mexico allowing the Gathering of Nations to take place; this year’s event hosted competitive dancing and singing in the Tingley Coliseum, Stage 49 and food vendors on the Expo N.M. fairgrounds, and the Indian Traders Market in the Creative Arts Center. 

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