The Ceremonial

The first Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial was held September 28, 1922 and is one of the City of Gallup's and State of New Mexico’s oldest events. "The Ceremonial"  features Native American and Indigenous diverse intertribal culture and art in both traditional and contemporary presentations. Throughout its century old legacy and evolution, The Ceremonial has had many caretakers and its resilience is a result of the dedication and support of the City of Gallup, Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Association, Inc., McKinley County, State of New Mexico Tourism Department, Intertribal Ceremonial Office and generations of community “Ceremonial” supporters who volunteer their time and expertise. Additionally, thousands of Native American and Indigenous participants, some generational, have shared songs, dances, art, and culture, that demonstrate the fortitude of the Native American Tribes in New Mexico and beyond. The event is held annually in August at the Red Rock Park which is located 10 minutes east of the downtown Gallup, New Mexico - USA.