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19 Gorgeous Photos from Pit River Pow Wow

The eleven bands of Pit River & the Pit River Casino recently hosted the 8th Annual Pit River Pow Wow in Burney, California. Native American Music Award nominated Lightning Creek served as the host drum of the free event. One of our favorite photographers, Paula Schultz, attended the event and shared some of her favorite moments with us....
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Wow! Check Out This High Quality Hoop Dancing Video! 4K Video

The N8tive Hoop dancers were recently filmed by Devin Graham AKA Devin Super Tramp and the outcome was superb. I'm always in awe of hoop dancing videos but this one is especially dazzling as it's filmed at a high resolution (4k video). Take a look for yourself! And here's a little behind the scenes video so you can learn more about the dancers. For more information on the N8tive Hoop dancers, ...
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A Pow Wow on The Great Wall? Could Happen!

Photo by Jakub Hałun How amazing would this be? In a story from the Chronicle Journal, they talk about a youth group from Thunder Bay, Ontario that wants to send 10 Aboriginal youth to Jiaozou, China, in August to attend an international tai chi competition festival. Sister Cities committee member Peng You said the trip would help First Nations youth see beyond Thunder Bay. “We want more ...
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Highlights from the Ottawa Summer Solstice Powwow

Every year, people come from all over to attend the Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival in Ottawa. It's a three day event which features family-friendly entertainment, food, art and of course pow wow! Check out these videos from Community Pop which show highlights from the event. Ottawa Summer Solstice Powwow 2015 - Grand Entry And here is a video featuring all the vendors at the event. You might find some helpful services here!...
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Aboriginal Day Pow Wow 2015 – Medicine Hat

June 21st is designated as National Aboriginal Day in Canada to recognize and celebrate the cultures of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. Saamis Aboriginal Employment and Training hosted a powwow in Medicine Hat, Alberta and Community TV was there to capture some great photos and video of the event.
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360 Degree Panoramic Pow Wow Photos

Check out these 360 photos! Hunting Moon Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA Morongo Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA Manito Ahbee Post from RICOH ...
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World Champions Giants Baseball team celebrates Native American Heritage Night

Wednesday June 24th 2015, the San Francisco Giants celebrated Native American Heritage Night! Volunteer committee members Earl and Bridget Neconie, Mary Trimble Norris, Anecita Hernandez and Luke Lightning worked for 8 months to plan the night’s event which included 2 hours of pre-game dancing and drumming in the Lefty O’doul’s Plaza. ...
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Tribal Nations Map Crew Visit Southwest

Aaron Carapella, the creator of the Tribal Nations Map, and his family are currently taking a trip across the Southwestern United States. Does this mean we'll be getting a special Southwestern map soon? He already has a special Pacific Northwest and Northern California Nations map available so let's hope so!...
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Three Generations of Chickasaw Women Speaking Their Language

As a Native speaker, JoAnn Ellis is vital to the Chickasaw Nation. People come to her for translations, for instructions or simply to hear the language. Her daughter and granddaughter are also learning the language, doing their part to conserve culture and preserve what's unique about the Chickasaw people. If you'd like to learn more about the Chickasaw Language please visit: https://www.chickasaw.tv/language.
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Why So Blue, Mary Everhart?

Interview by Dawn Karima, Native Culture Editor Cherokee Musician Mary Everhart Sings the Blues!!! Many Dancers along Powwow Highway choose blue for their regalia color. Yet, for one musical talent, Blue has a totally different meaning.  Musician Mary Everhart blends her Cherokee heritage into her unique style of Blues music! DK: What a mighty sound ...
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