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Indian Life at the Gathering of Nations


Last updated 5/14/2016 at 3:22pm

Brian Nixon

Native chiefs lead the procession in the GON's Grand Entry. This photo is from last year's Grand Entry.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (ANS)-Without a doubt the Gathering of Nations is a stirring event, one that must be experienced live to understand its full impact. With over 3,000 native dancers and singers representing 700 tribes from across North America all dancing and singing in immaculate costumes and dress on the floor of an arena is something to behold. I've been many times to the Gathering, and on each occasion when the grand entrance occurs (the moment when all the dancers descend from differing positions in the arena), I can't help but get a little choked up.

And when you add to the festivi...

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