With the publication of Best of Burque 2019, we thought this would also be an appropriate time to mention the best of what is happening in this city and how much has already been turned around as we progress toward a future we can all live with, in peace and prosperity.
Some New Mexico schools are struggling to comply with new K-5 Plus standards; authorities in Otero county are asking that the governor reinstate interior border checkpoints that were closed down earlier this month; despite a ban implemented by the Trump administration, transgender troops will be able to serve in New Mexico's National Guard.
Albuquerque is the proud home to the biggest indigenous powwow in North America and in case you live under a rock, it's the Gathering of Nations at Tingley Coliseum in Expo New Mexico. With 2019 title sponsors Ultra Health, this celebration of culture and community is set to have its most extraordinary year yet. The festivities begin on Thursday, April 25, with registration for most events as well as The Miss Indian World Pageant talent presentation in the evening. Tickets for this event are $15. On Friday, April 26, the fun continues with a huge day of events including the grand entry. Saturday, April 27 concludes the powwow for another year with A Tribe Called Red and other incredible indigenous artists on Stage 49 and the crowning of Miss Indian World 2019. The all-ages gathering has events running from 9am to midnight daily with a ticket cost of $19 per day or a wristband for $42. VIP tickets are already sold out.