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Still Here and Still Rocking! Indigenous on Tour

Mato Nanji, frontman of the blues rock group Indigenous, was born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Music was a big influence in his formative years as his father, the late Greg Zephier, Sr., was a talented musician and a member of the band The Vanishing Americans. Watching his father's successful career no doubt led Nanji to form his own band with his brother, sister and cousin during their teenage years. They had international success with the release ...
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Send a Native Valentine to Your Sweetie!

These are so cute I just had to share with you guys! The artist is Melissa L. Sanchez is from the Pueblos of Acoma and Laguna in New Mexico. And like most of us Natives, she could never find any greeting cards that really spoke to her style. So she decided to make her own! One year i just couldn't find any cards that I liked, so I said to myself, self ...
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Pow Wow Calendar Update – January 29, 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 Back to Odessa Pow Wow January 30 - February 01 2317 Gunn Highway, Odessa, FL - 33556 Honor The Youth Pow Wow January 31 - January 31 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay, WI - 54313 40th Annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow January 30 - February 08 155 First Avenue, New York, NY ...
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MUSEUM QUALITY NATIVE AMERICAN CHARLOTTE CUT BEADED FAN HANDLE BEAUTIFUL COLORS – eBay find of the week

MUSEUM QUALITY NATIVE AMERICAN CHARLOTTE CUT BEADED FAN HANDLE BEAUTIFUL COLORS

MUSEUM QUALITY Native American Charlotte Cut Beaded Fan Handle ! '' Really Sparkles in the Light ! '' Beautifully made using size: 13 Charlotte Cut Glass Beads as seen in pictures. With Aluminum attachment for making a fan if needed as seen in pictures. The All Different Colors as seen in pictures. The Charlotte Cut Beaded Fan Handle is appox: 3-1/2'' inches long x appox: 10 ...
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Let’s Dish Tradish!

Pashofa is a traditional Chickasaw & Choctaw dish made from cracked corn, or hominy, and stewed pork. In this video from Chickasaw.TV, Sam Johnson speaks Chickasaw and explains how he taught himself the timeless recipe by following the example set by church elders. Wild onions are used in many traditional dishes. Listen in as Rose Shields Jefferson, JoAnn Ellis and Stanley Smith speak Chickasaw and ...
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BRANDON DANCER POWPOW 2014

CATEGORY NAME PLACE       JR WOMENS FANCY NADINE OBEY 5       JR WOMENS FANCY LARYN OAKES 4       JR WOMENS FANCY TATIYANA BROWN 3       JR WOMENS FANCY DELORES GABBARD 2       JR WOMENS FANCY ASHLYN MCARTHUR 1       WOMEN'S JINGLE DRESS AMANDA IRONSTAR 5       WOMEN'S JINGLE DRESS MALLORY OAKES 4       WOMEN'S JINGLE DRESS ASHLEIGH BONAISE 3       WOMEN'S JINGLE DRESS SHAWNA OLSON 2       WOMEN'S JINGLE DRESS ALLIE POWLESS 1       WOMEN'S TRADITIONAL DANITA GOODWILL 5      ...
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Beading Beauty: Julisa Quewezance, Ojibwe Beadworker!!!

Interview by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor DK:Stunning Beadwork!We are delighted to visit with you! Please tell us about yourself? JQ: Its nice to visit with you as well, Miss Dawn! My name is Julisa Quewezance, Im an Ojibwe woman from Saskatchewan, Canada. DK: Your work is so pretty! Do you remember the early days of beading? JQ: When I first started beading, I was so keen on learning everything! I had piles of ...
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Watch the Team Sneak Up! Spotlight 29 Casino Powwow

I always loved watching the sneak up dances when I was a kid. Even cooler to see as a team category! Check out this video from the Spotlight 29 Casino Powwow in Coachella, CA MENS TEAM DANCE CONTEST FINALS TEAM TRIPLE THREAT - SNEAK UP - THA BOYZ Thank you to Amigo Kandu for documenting all these wonderful pow wows! Make sure to follow Amigo Kandu on YouTube for more vids.
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Take It Away! The Commercial You Won’t See This Super Bowl Sunday

The National Congress of American Indians has released a new commercial as part of the Change the Mascot campaign. But this commercial will not be seen during the Super Bowl broadcast, you'll only be able catch it online. Take a look and tell us what you think. For more information, visit Change The Mascot online.
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Have You Seen ‘The Jingle Dress’?

The Jingle Dress Movie recently premiered in December to a packed house at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis. Did any of you catch it? If not, let's catch you up with a trailer for the movie. Jingle Dress Trailer 10-20-14 from bill eigen on Vimeo. The film also generated a lot of buzz when it was nominated for six awards at The 39th Annual American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show put on by ...
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How to Mount Deer Toes – Craft Tutorial

  Deer toes have long been used as natural bells for dancers to keep rhythm with the drum. Some traditional men dancers are returning to this natural sound. Deer toes …

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