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Will You Accept the Indigenous Language Challenge?

Over the past few days I've noticed some videos being shared of folks talking in their native tongues. Welcome to the next fun viral challenge, the 2014 Indigenous Language Challenge! There's even a Facebook group you can join and share your videos. You might even learn a word or two in another language! Here's a great one I found from Jackelyn Seitcher speaking Nuu-chah-nulth: The News from Native California blog also has a round-up of ...
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No Thanks for Thanksgiving?

Larry Mann dancing for his Nipmuc heritage!   Interview by Dr Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Turkey. Dressing. Pumpkin Pie. For Larry Spotted Crow Mann, Thanksgiving is about more than parades and early holiday shopping. The Nipmuc author ponders the poignant intersections between genocide and suppertime during this harvest holiday in his new book. ...
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Adrenaline Rush! Meet Native Rock Climber/Snowboarder Lonnie Kauk

I know, we love our Rez Ball, but there are other sports that Natives are participating in and kicking some serious butt. Did you know we have a world-class rock climber and snowboarder in our midst? Check out this heart-stopping video Go Pro made with him! I was able to catch Lonnie in a rare moment of down time and ask him a few questions so we ...
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Pow Wow Calendar Update – August 27, 2014

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 7th Annual Harvest Moon Powwow August 31 - September 02 2nd Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio - 45631 Foothills Native American Powwow 2014 Labor Day Weekend August 29 - August 31 1679,US Hwy 21 N., Thurmond,N.C., North Carolina - 28683 Santa Rosa Day's Pow Wow & Gathering August 30 - August 31 17225 Jersey Ave, Lemoore, CA - ...
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43 Vibrant Photos from the Meswaki Pow Wow

We just had to share more photos from the 100th annual Meskwaki Powwow! 100 years is a big deal! PowWows.com reader Charles "Rain" Black photographed the event and was kind enough to share his photos and words with us. It's intended to celebrate the Proclamation which allowed the Meskwaki Nation to purchase land and return to Iowa, as well ...
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Get Crafty! Beadwork Tutorial for Moccasin Tops

This six-part tutorial was created by Anne of the Communities of the Voyageur Metis in Canada. She put this tutorial together in hopes that beginners would not be scared to try their hand at beading moccasin tops. These beautiful moccasin tops or "vamps" were created for the "Walking With Our Sisters" art installation which toured throughout Canada....
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Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home First Day of School For Having Long Hair

“Malachi was excited to start school all summer long. After we had enrolled him he was excited, everyday it was the question, ‘mom are we going to school?’” said Malachi’s mother, April Wilson. Excited about his first day of school, Malachi walked into the doors of F.J. Young Elementary only to be told he couldn’t attend because his hair was too long. Never mind that their mascot has long hair! And the town they ...
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2013 Basil Williams Hand Drum Contests – Pow Wow Video of the Week

2013 Basil Williams Hand Drum Contests

Hand Drum Contests that took place during the 13th Annual Basil Williams All-Native Basketball Tournament on the Seneca Nation of Indians Reservation, Irving…


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NICE HAND CRAFTED STAR DES. CUT BEADED BUCKSKIN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN PURSE/BAG – eBay Find Of The Week

LOW PRICE ON NICE HAND CRAFTED STAR DESIGN CUT BEADED BUCKSKIN NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN PURSE/BAG

This nice cut beaded rosette buckskin Native American Indian purse or bag features beautiful handdone Native American star design rosette done with small size 13 cut beads, silver tacks, glass fire polished beads, ringtop cowrie shells, imitation hairpipe, handcut buckskin laces, and cut beaded buckskin loops. This purse was made by Dawn Eaglehead; Tribe: Osage. This purse is made from soft white buckskin. ...
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What Ignites Your Spirit? Listen to these APCMA Nominees!

The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards takes place September 11 & 12, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. If you're not able to attend the event in person, the Aboriginal Peoples Televison Network (APTN) will be broadcasting live. Here's video from some of the performers who will be at the event. Supaman really needs no introduction! His Prayer Loop Song video went viral earlier this year after MTV Iggy choose Supaman as the artist of the week. He's nominated for Best Music ...
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Get Crafty! Beadwork Tutorial for Moccasin Tops

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