April 9, 2016 - Gathering of Nations Newsletter
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WIN 2 VIP Club Level Weekend Passes for GON 2016
The Gathering of Nations is partnering with the New Mexico Department of Tourism, through it`s New Mexico True campaign to offer someone an interactive and memorable  Native American cultural experience at the 2016 Gathering of Nations Powwow.  
 
The Gathering of Nations is a very unique event that offers attendees an opportunity to be apart of the Powwow and experience it all along side participants and others.
 
The winner will be selected through an essay contest and will win:
  • Two (2) VIP Club level weekend passes to the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow at Wise Pies Arena ( April 29 & 30th, 2016), Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Program Book with features and stories about the Powwow
  • And a complimentary meal coupon for a Indian taco dinner from a native food vendor on Pow Wow Alley.
RULES:
  • Must be over 18 years old to participate.
  • A 120 words or less essay about why you would like to experience the Gathering of Nations Powwow up close and personal. 
  • Send your email to melonie@gonmail.com and in the Subject line put: NM True at GON
  • In the body of the email please include your name, email address and your address.
  • Deadline for entries is April 20, 2016.  
  • Winner will be notified by email and Tickets will be held at Will Call at the Gathering of Nations Powwow.

Check out our 2016 Gathering of Nations Entertainment 
 
Featuring 3 performance areas: GON Pow wow Arena, Pow wow Alley and the Rockin' Stage 49 - a premier full production giant concert stage!
 
 We're excited to announce and welcome to the 2016 Gathering of Nations Entertainment lineup: Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers (Ohsweken,Ontario-Canada), Under Exile (Shiprock, New Mexico), Scatter Their Own (Porcupine, South Dakota), Charlie Ballard (Oakland, California), Acoma Rain Dancers (Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico), Chamakese and Gladue (Pelican Lake, Saskatchewan-Canada), Amadeo Wauneka (Cedar City, Utah), Darren Thompson (Rapid City, South Dakota), The Red and Blues (Lawrence, Kansas), Doonooch Australian Aboriginal Dancers (Sydney, Australia) and Native Pride Dancers (St. Paul, Minnesota).
Featured entertainment includes Samantha Crain - Shawnee, Oklahoma and Judith Hill (The Voice/Michael Jackson backup singer)
 
As a strong supporter of performing arts, GON has been instrumental in promoting Native & Indigenous music, launching new talent and showcasing established talent. Participation often leads to additional booking opportunities.  More acts to be announced soon and check out the Stage 49 Facebook page!

2016 GON Hotel Rates

Double Tree (Downtown)
SOLD OUT!!
Location: 201 Marquette Ave NW (Next to Albuquerque Convention Center) 

Sheraton Hotel
Call 1-800-227-7777 ask for the Gathering of Nations Powwow Rate
Location: 2910 Yale Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

Home 2 Suites
Call (505) 242-0002 and ask for GON Rate.
Location: 1660 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Barcelona Suites
Call (505) 255-5566 and ask for GON Rate.
Location: 900 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Hotel Casada
Call (505) 888-3311 or go to link below for GON Rate.
Hotel Cascada featuring New Mexico's only Indoor Waterpark is offering a special rate for Gathering of Nations. Room accommodation starting at $89.00. Waterpark Tickets are available at a charge of $20.00 Per Person, Per Session.
Location: 2500 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 8.8 mi
WEBSITE CLICK HERE

MCM Elegante Hotel
Call (505) 884-2511 ask for GON Powwow Rate $91 + tax
Location: 2525 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Towneplace Suites Albuquerque Airport
Call (505)232-5800 ask for GON Powwow Rate
Location: 2400 Centre Avenue SE Albuquerque, NM 87106
WIN  AN INDIAN MOTORCYCLE:
The Gathering of Nations is raffling a 2016 Indian Motorcycle.  For more information and to purchase raffle tickets
CLICK HERE!  A portion of the proceeds supports Dr. Lita's Book Give-Away  to Tiny Tot Dancers at the Gathering of Nations PowWow.


INDIAN TRADERS MARKET , SPACE AVAILABLE!

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION OR APPLY ONLINE, 
Space is limited and is on a 1st come, 1st Serve basis.

Your safety and positive experience at the Gathering is our # 1 GOAL. 
The Gathering of Nations is a HUGE  event and has the challenge of ensuring that a large crows has a great experience. With this spirit in mind,  The Gathering of Nations and other agencies take measures to ensure the best possible experience for all  attendees. Please respect and cooperate with all GON Staff, Security, and Fire Marshal. Due to the increased  incidents around the  World, The Gathering of Nations is taking extra measures to ensure your safety. Please  arrive early as the security will be tight. This includes the use of metal detectors at all entrances and the  use of surveillance dogs. We look forward to your attendance at the Gathering of Nations this year. 
THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 GON SPONSORS