Johnny Depp sent a video message to the 2013 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow!

The 30th Annual Gathering of Nations closed last night, April 27, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after another hugely successful run. It may have been what opened the gathering that generated the most excitement, though.

In a video message, Johnny Depp, who plays Tonto in the upcoming Lone Ranger film, welcomed attendees to the massive pow wow and Native festival.

The Gathering of Nations is a 3 day event,starting Thursday evening on April 25th, 2013 is the Miss Indian World Talent Presentations held at a the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino -Albuquerque Showroom.(Source)

The Gathering of Nations PowWow is an 2 Day and Night event (April 26th and 27th, 2013) and the powwow is held at the UNM Arena "The Pit" in Albuquerque, NM. The Gathering of Nations is an experience for all people (Indian and Non-Indian) to come see the colorful PowWow dancing and to hear the songs and become enlightened with emotional happiness! Over 3,000 indigenous / Native American / Indian dancers and Singers representing more than 500 tribes from Canada and the United States come to Gathering of Nations PowWow annually to participate socially and competitively.

Also included with the price of the Gathering of Nations PowWow Admission is the Indian Traders Market and Stage 49. Over 800 artists, crafters, and traders will place their wares on display and for sale. The Indian Traders Market offers a very special shopping experience, which includes intercultural traditions and exhibition of Native American Arts and crafts. Stage 49n Native American Music Performances and Entertainment! 2 days of FREE contemporary and traditional Native American music and entertainment will be highlighted on Stage 49.Native musicians will perform in all Genres of music (country, reggae, rhythm and blues, hip-hop, rock 'n' roll, traditional performance and much, much more).

After Saturday Evenings Grand Entry on April 27th, 2013, a young Native American Woman will be crowned the 2013-2014 Miss Indian World at the University of New Mexico Arena "The Pit". Miss Indian World will represent all of Native America and Indigenous people as a cultural goodwill ambassador.

Responses to " Johnny Depp Speaks to the Gathering of Nations (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nya:Weh Johnny Depp for your words. If the opportunity presents itself, please consider a visit to this year's 24th Annual Seneca Nation of Indians Veteran's Pow Wow in Salamanca, NY - July 20 & 21, 2013


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  3. From Bobby Thunderhawk Jones,narragansett indian nation...just wanted to thank you for entertaining us through the years, one of the best actors of all time..many blessings

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mahwoomae always a pleasure to hear you speak, We will always love you and cherish your friendship and remember you forever your Comanche name suites you honorably and perfectly may this lifetime give you many blessings to you and your family love and peace your Numunuh sister Billie Kihega Family, Udah hites.★

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mahwoomae always a pleasure to hear you speak, We will always love you and cherish your friendship and remember you forever your Comanche name suites you honorably and perfectly may this lifetime give you many blessings to you and your family love and peace your Numunuh sister Billie Kihega Family, Udah hites.★

  6. It is wonderful to hear such uplifting sentiments for such wonderful people. Voices that win the attention of many such as yours Johny are needed to break through much negativity and shine a light as a beacon for others to see and move towards. Aroha Alateia

  7. Anonymous says:

    Why isn't Johnny Depp there in person--couldn't he take the time out of the whole year to show up--if he really cares wouldn't he have planned so that he could have made it...Also why did he speak of a "strange and unknown force"--why would it be strange to him--and why is it unknown to him if he really has the connection that he speaks of...Do you think that he only sent the video so as to try to promote the new movie that he is in-where he plays Tonto?---these are some things to consider about Johnny's message...

  8. Anonymous says:

    He's trying too hard to have a Rez accent.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Big thank you to Johnny Depp for all he does. He is a good man and one of my very favorite actors. I am a huge fan.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Good point

  11. Anonymous says:

    long live Billy Bowlegs

  12. Anonymous says:

    johnny... johnny... what an amazing soul!!!! xo

  13. M Ros says:

    Thanks for sharing you words. "It does not require many words to speak teh truth" Chief Joseph

  14. Unknown says:

    Johnny you are always such an inspiration. May you always walk with the sun on your back and have an Eagle direct your path. I would love to have been able to attend such a meeting of the Nations. Who knows maybe one day I can see more than the Natives I know who live in regular homes. Natives are the most Spiritual people I know and cherish Mother Earth and everything in it. For those who choose not to listen to the message and find fault where there is none, walk a while in anothers shoes and then speak. Aho

  15. aaaron says:

    Halito thankyou johnny for you kind words

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  17. Anonymous says:

    His loss, more fry bread smothered in wojapi,topped with whip cream for me. What kind of person skips fry bread for any reason? hehe

  18. Anonymous says:

    Wow his publicist did a great job with ,that he goes from hating the us calling the people here a bunch if war monglers to moveing to france,to living to true people of this nation,,still will never support him or his movies he is such a fake.

  19. Sir says:

    Honored, I felt his 'humility' .. Chi miigwech! I cordially invite you to 'Honor the Earth' @Lac Courte Oreilles, WI. This is one of the largest Traditional pow-wows in the Midwest, it would be our honor to have you in attendance.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Johnny For your kind words on behalf of the People,if you have the time & chance come by the Pow-Wow in Cherokee N.C.June 14-16 2013.Would be glad to have you in our Mountians...

  21. Anonymous says:

    How wonderful and emotionally moving...

  22. Anonymous says:

    Strange and unknown force? Nature? And what a long list of names. Was this the academy awards? I hope he didn't leave anyone out that could be important for his career! Besides the people he named and the people inviting him to their gatherings, who here among you felt anything except a slight repulsion at the bad writing his 'people' stuck up on his screen? Sorry to be negative. I just think as transparent as this video promotion was, the saddest thing is all the wonderful people who fail to taste, smell and feel the sneering distaste this man obviously has for being paid to read this pathetic greeting card in his slowed down (insultingly) official voice. As someone who has always enjoyed his work as an artist/actor I have to say this performance was dismally disappointing. Johnny, your director should have made you do this over for something akin to emotion. You may be a shapeshifter but under the obvious meaning I think that the one who named you might not have been overly impressed with you either and perhaps he picked this name as an insult. lol.

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