Albuquerque’s Gathering of Nations will showcase Native American culture and bring awareness to a good cause.
The Pow Wow began 36 years ago as part of an after-school club. It’s since blossomed into a global event, attracting tribes and visitors from all over the world.
Event organizers and Congresswoman Deb Haaland say it will shed a positive light on Albuquerque and its blended culture.
“It’s a fantastic event, it’s a very emotional event. It’s a very happy party-festival feeling that everyone brings to it,” co-founder Derek Matthews said. “There’s so much to explore here in Albuquerque, not to mention the amazing food that you’ll find.”
This year’s event begins Thursday at the fairgrounds, and will pay tribute to missing and murdered Indigenous women.