The 30th Annual Gathering of Nations pow wow and events held April 25-27 in Albuquerque, New Mexico was again a huge success. North America's largest pow wow, held in "The Pit" arena on the University of New Mexico campus featured more than 3,000 Native dancers and singers representing more than 500 tribes and nations. Additionally, more than 800 artists and craftsman exhibited and sold their wares in the Indian Traders Market. Stage 49 rocked with the sounds of contemporary and traditional Native music.
A new Miss Indian World was crowned, Kansas Begaye, Diné, and she'll serve until the 31st Gathering, scheduled for April 25-26, 2014. And when Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp, who will play Tonto in the upcoming Lone Ranger movie, sends a video greeting to those who attended, you know it's a special event.
The Gathering's official website has posted the results for this year's dance, drum competition and special contests. They've also assembled an enormous collection of beautiful images from the event. Click here to find the results, with photos.