The PowWow continues with over 3,000 Native American dancers and singers representing tribes from Canada and the United States participating socially and competitively in various dancing, singing and drumming competitions.
Visitors can hear and feel enchanting earthy music, drums and voice as well as see incredible foot-work from dancers wearing colorful and intricately designed regalia.
While watching and appreciating the dancers and musicians, PowWow attendees can also browse through The Indian Traders Market where over 800 artists, crafters, and traders place their unique handcrafted wares on display and for sale.
And, as an added bonus, Stage 49 will feature the best in Native American music performances and entertainment from musicians in all genres -- country, reggae, rhythm and blues, hip-hop, rock 'n' roll, traditional and more!
Ticket information and schedule coming soon!
"The Miss Indian World Pageant is the largest and most prestigious cultural pageant for young Native Women. Each contestant will compete in the areas of: Public Speaking, Personal Interview, Traditional Presentation, Dance & Essay.
Each category is judged based on the contestants' own cultural knowledge. Miss Indian World will spend her year *traveling extensively throughout the USA, Canada and Internationally. She will have an opportunity to share her cultural and tribal traditions with other communities both Native and non-Native, meet individuals from Tribal leaders to school age children.
As Miss Indian World, she will become a role model to young and old and help to educate and demonstrate the beauty and diversity of Native American culture as well as represent the Gathering of Nations throughout her travels."
For more information about the Gathering of Nations go to: http://www.gatheringofnations.com/about_us/index.htm