Native Profiile – Dyanni Smith-Hamilton
What is your full name?
What tribe(s) are you?
What is your nickname?
Where are you originally from?
Born in Hollywood,FLA…but grew up in Albuquerque,NM
Are you married or single (or it’s complicated)
What are the powwows you plan to attend this year?
Gathering, Prairie Island
What are your favorite powwows to attend?
Prairie Island, Shakopee (same time as Santa Fe Indian Market… boo!)
What are your favorite drum groups?
What style(s) do you dance?
Who do you consider good dancers in your category(s)?
Angela Butler, Amanda Harris, Rosie Motah
How do you train?
Powwows & an elliptical trainer (it doubles as a clothes rack some months! lol)
Who makes your outfits?
I make our whole family’s outfits but most of my beadwork was made by Deneta Kauly of Checotah,OK.
What transportation do you use to travel to powwows?
Will gas prices or other obligations affect your traveling to powwows this year?
No…but they sure suck a lot of the fun out of it! lol
What is your favorite music to listen to?
R&B, House, and Oldies (40’s was an awesome era)
What domestic skills or trade do you have?
Uhm…I have my Culinary Certification, 2 Dementional Art Degree, and I love to bead & sew
What is your favorite food?
Advice you would give to young people who look up to you?
Give what you want to receive..even if the person might not appreciate it. God is always watching
Is there anything you would like to share or for people to know about you?
Because I keep to myself, most people wouldn’t know I am friendly and I love to joke & laugh.
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