1. All singing groups must be registered by the lead singer(s) in person.
  2. Registration opens at 8pm on Thursday, June 29th, and remains open for the duration of the Esyapqeyni.  
  3. Contest singing groups shall set up on the east side of the arena as directed by the Head Drum Judge.
  4. Singing groups will be judged on a point system which includes:
    a. Total of 6 songs judged:  Roll call, three dance contests, inter-tribal, and 49/round dance;
    b. Abstaining from alcohol and illicit drugs by all registered members of the singing group;
    c. Keeping the drum area clean and showing proper respect for the drum.
  5. The Head Drum Judge’s decisions are final.  Any changes to the rules will be provided by the Head Drum Judge.