Albuquerque, New Mexico will be the destination for the largest Native American cultural event, beginning on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Thousands are expected to attend the 33rd Annual Gathering of Nations. More than 700 tribes will be represented with over 3,000 dancers, 50 drumming groups, and over 800 Native American artists.

 

The Gathering of Nations, the world's largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people, takes place in Albuquerque, N.M. between April 28 and 30, 2016. During the "Grand Entry," thousands of Native American dancers simultaneously enter WisePies Arena aka The Pit dressed in colorful regalia to the sounds of beating drums. (PRNewsFoto/Gathering of Nations)

The Gathering of Nations, the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people, takes place in Albuquerque, N.M. between April 28 and 30, 2016. During the “Grand Entry,” thousands of Native American dancers simultaneously enter WisePies Arena aka The Pit dressed in colorful regalia to the sounds of beating drums. (Gathering of Nations)

Miss Indian World 2016 will be crowned and serve as the ambassador for all Native American people. The competition will kick-off the Annual Gathering of Nations on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The Annual Gathering of Nations will also be broadcast on iHeart Radio for those who cannot attend the live event. Admission to the event is $18 per day for the three-day festival. Two-day passes are $36. VIP passes are $65 at the door.

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