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Pow Wow Calendar Update – February 25, 2015

Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple of weeks! Plan your Pow Wow trips! Upcoming Pow Wow 20th Annual UT Arlington Student/Benefit Powwow February 28 - February 28 300 West 1st Street, Arlington, TX - 76010 Thundering Spirit Family Pow Wow February 27 - March 01 20651 Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL - 32757 Thunder on the Beach Powwow 2015 February 20 - February 22 7955 58th Ave, Vero Beach, FL Tulsa Community ...
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Video: Gordon Yellowman Discusses Traditional Medicine

Cheyenne Peace Chief Gordon Yellowman recently sat down with The Oklahoman and CATV47 to discuss traditional Cheyenne remedies he learned from his family members. In the video he briefly talks about tobacco, sumac, bitterroot, sage, cedar and more. Cheyenne Peace Chief Gordon Yellowman discusses traditional medicine from CATV47 on Vimeo. Some of these might be familiar to you and your community. If not, what are some of the traditional medicines you use?
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Making Regalia – Straight Dress Making

On this episode of Making Regalia with Juaquin Lonelodge, he has special guest Terra Houska. Terra introduces viewers to the fundamentals of straight dress making. The follow-up episode will show Juaquin and Terra constructing all the pieces in sequence. Stay tuned for that one! Making Regalia - Show 5 of Season 2 - Straight Dress Making from CATV47 on Vimeo. If you guys find this information helpful and valuable, make sure you show ...
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Former PowWows.com Princess Competing For Miss Indian World

The Miss Indian World Pageant is the largest and most prestigious cultural pageant for young Native Women. The 2006 PowWows.com Princess Summer John is competing in the upcoming Miss Indian World pageant at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. Summer John is a member of the Wolf Clan of the Cayuga Nation from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.  The Miss Indian World pageant takes place in April.  Summer will compete in several ...
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Ribbonwork Cloth Dance Outfit – eBay Find of the Week

NICE 3 PIECE XL HOMEMADE RIBBONWORK DESIGN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN SHIRT, SKIRT, AND ARM SHAWL DANCE SET

This homemade Native American Indian set includes a shirt, a skirt, and a arm shawl. This dance set is homemade and features sewn on ribbonwork designs. The set was made A.Thurman-Goodfox; Tribe:Cherokee. The skirt and shawl are made from a dark blue gaberdine material. The shirt is made from a flower design cotton material. This set is in great overall ...
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Heartbreaking: Native Murals Defaced

Photo: Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times As reported by Seattle Times, these beautiful murals created by Andrew Morrison (Apache/Haida) were defaced over the weekend. Judging from the photograph it looks like the vandal might have used a super-soaker or rigged extinguisher to spray their name on the wall or "drip tag". I've seen quite a few of these tags on walls here in Chicago and ...
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21 Lovely Photos From the Marysville Pow Wow

The 2015 Marysville Pow Wow took place Saturday February 21st at the Allyn Scott Youth and Community Center in Marysville, California. ​M.C.: Val Shadowhawk Arena Director: Eugene Newman Host Northern Drum: Wild Bear Host Southern Drum: Aaron Bear & Company Head Youth Male: Elias Avelar Head Youth Female: Winter Lymon Check out some lovely pics of the pow wow from our talented friend Paula Schultz....
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What does an International Beading Sensation Look Like? Like THIS!!!

International Beading Sensation...Chazlyn Minnie Brown!!!   Interview by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor   "Through Facebook I have also been able to sell my beadwork as far away as Florida and London , England," Chazlyn Brown explains excitedly. This talented artist is making a worldwide name for herself due to her careful attention to detail, skillful stitching and intricate beading.  " Even ...
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Native Youth Take on Mascot Issue at South Dakota School

  Elle magazine recently featured a story on the Damakota Youth Group, a group of female basketball players on the Lake Traverse Reservation in South Dakota who are trying to convince neighboring Sisseton School to change their Redmen mascot name and logo. It's not just the name and the logo that are offensive, it's also the school culture surrounding the name, particularly the homecoming activities. The Sisseton School District also has an annual ...
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What’s it like being Native American in “Almost American”? Comedian Marc Yaffee tells all!

"Native Humor, to me," says Native American Comedian Marc Yaffee, "is the ability of Indian people to tease each other and laugh at themselves without getting butt hurt." The star of the new TV Series, "Almost American" continues, "It's lot of situational stuff where other groups might not make a joke at the circumstance at hand." Yaffee shares his special blend of "funny, not filthy" comedy with us here at Powwows.com!...
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Fancy Feather Dancing – Native American Fancy Dance

The Oklahoma Feather Dance or “Fancy Dance” is one of the most popular styles of Native American dance and outfits seen at modern pow wows. The Fancy Dance outfit, as …

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How to Make Porcupine Quill Earrings – Craft Tutorial

Porcupine quills were used by Native people of the Great Lakes area as decorating materials long before the introduction of seed beads by the European traders. This seemed to be true where ever this animal was found in the wooded areas of the northern continent.

Quills were dyed colors with natural dyes, used in their round state, or flattened and used as a platting material. The most renowned decorative use of quills in the Great Lakes area was and continues to be on birch bark baskets.

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