Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial coming Aug. 4-14
GALLUP, N.M. — The 100th Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial starts Aug. 4 as a Native American and Indigenous cultural celebration that runs through Aug. 14.
The celebration will kick off with a ‘Ceremonial Night Parade’ Thursday, Aug. 4. The ten days of festivities will include tribal processions, a dance production at Red Rock Park, powwows, an art show, a film festival, the Ceremonial Queen Pageant, song and dance and more, including a parade Saturday morning and seven days of rodeos.
KOB 4 will be airing a one-hour special Sunday, July 24, at 7 p.m., to celebrate the legacy and traditions building up to the 100th Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial.
Ria Thundercloud, of the Sandia Pueblo and the Ho-Chunk Nation, performed a dance Friday morning on air. Ria also joined Colton Shone and Melissa Sanchez, the executive director of the Intertribal Ceremonial Office, to discuss the festivities.
For more information on the 100th Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial, visit their website.
Click the video above to view Ria’s performance and the interview.