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Native America Calling: Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Centennial
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Centennial
The city of Gallup, New Mexico, is marking 100 years of celebrating the region’s Indigenous culture with events like a parade and traditional song and dance.

The Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial, taking place August 4-14, has grown to include a rodeo and an arts market. The annual celebration welcomes representatives from tribes across the globe.

Guests on Native America Calling
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks with:

Melissa Sanchez (Acoma Pueblo and Laguna Pueblo), executive director of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial

Amber Ballenger (Diné), current Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Queen

Stephen Qacung Blanchet (Yup’ik), founding member of Pamyua

Kyle Tom (Navajo), Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Association board president, co-coordinator for the rodeo, and an INFR and PRCA rodeo announcer.

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