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The Intertribal Ceremonial Office has announced the 100th anniversary Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial. The event is in partnership with the City of Gallup and the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Association and will be from Aug 4 – Aug 14.

The 11-day ceremony will showcase and celebrate Indigenous culture worldwide. “Tribes from all directions are invited,” said Executive Director of the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Office Melissa Sanchez. 

This will be the first full-scale ceremony since it was canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021, the Intertribal Ceremonial Office held a small, live event and produced a documentary, Spirt of the Ceremonial, to educate viewers on the history and origin of the event. Since its release, the documentary has won two Silver Telly Awards.

Those who attend the ceremony will be able to participate in 5K run/walk, a film festival, rodeo events, an art show, an artisan market, a powwow and a parade. “There’s something for everybody,” Sanchez stated. 

This year, the Intertribal Ceremonial office is also introducing the One World Beat event. Led by eagle dancers, all participating tribes will join in the procession. 

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