Author: Charlie Ballard

5 Native Women to Know

Happy Native Heritage Day/Month/Year/Life !!!  Here at Powwows.com, Native Heritage Day is everyday so we've decided to celebrate notable Native women thru a photo series campaign called, "5 Native Women to Know" ! These ladies have made significant strides in their respective disciplines and represent many of our at-large leaders...

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Offensive Pioneer Statue to Native Americans up for Removal!

A section of the, "Early Days", a monument depicting San Francisco's pioneer history is up for removal because its considered offensive to Native Americans. And rightfully so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDRCBQtODtw There are probably some Non-Natives reading this blog saying, "Oh, my history is being removed".  Actually yes, your history is up for...

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Two Spirit Royalty 2017

This past week three of our Native LGBT ambassadors attended Tucson Pride in Tucson, Arizona! (Pictured L-R) Miss Montana Two Spirit 2017 - Vanessa Kristina (Salt River Pima), Miss International Two Spirit 2017 - Timothy Ward (San Carlos Apache), Miss Apache Diva 2017 - Vicki Quintero (White Mountain Apache). Lets get...

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Havasupai Peach Festival 2017

The Havasupai Peach Festival takes place in Supai, Arizona., usually the second weekend in August to celebrate their Fall harvest.  During this time the Havasupai gather to sing & dance amongst their community and also invite in other neighboring tribes to help enjoy their festivities.  Havasupai translates to, "People of...

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Acosia Red Elk Video Interview

Acosia Red Elk, or Young Swan Rising From the Water, is a Champion Jingle Dress dancer from the Umatilla people.  A descendant of Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, she did not become interested in dancing until she was 16, when she taught herself to dance from videos of other jingle dancers.  Red Elk began dancing professionally in 1998...

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