Jay Begaye Sings Gathering of Nations Song

Gathering of Nations is on everyone's mind this week as they gear up for the event on April 24th through the 26th. Over on their YouTube channel, GONpowwow, there's a video from last year of Jay Begaye singing the Gathering of Nations song. A little bit of history about the song from their website: The Gathering of Nations song was written for and given to the Gathering of Nations in 1996, it was composed in the Diné/Navajo language by Alan Neskashi ...

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Gathering of Nations Pow Wow Grand Entry

Grand Entry at Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, Albuquerque, NM View more videos on Pow Wow TV

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Native American Fully Beaded Check Book Cover Very Beautiful!

Native American Fully Beaded Check Book Cover. Beautifully made using size 13 Czech Glass Beads and Tanned Buckskin as seen in pictures. The Colors are Blue with a Hint of Purple to it, Black, Grey, White, Rust Red, and Tan as seen in pictures. The Fully Beaded Check Book Cover is appox: 6-3/4'' inches long x 3-1/2'' inches tall appox. '' This is a Beautiful Beaded Check Book Cover a Real Killer ! '' That looks as if it has Never Used or Carried as seen in pictures. '' My Big ...

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Moccasins: Steps Through Time

A new exhibit featuring some of the best and most distinctive moccasins from the collection at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian will be unveiled on Saturday, April 19. “Moccasins: Steps Through Time” showcases the major decorative styles and structures in types of indigenous footwear worn throughout the US and Canada. A curator tour is scheduled for 2:00 pm on the day of the opening. Visitors will explore the significance of beadwork and quillwork on moccasins, how living in extreme ...

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Comparison In Life

 By Jamie K. Oxendine, Lumbee/Creek

Editor, PowWows.com

Director, Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation

  PRELUDE This article is about the Native American Medicine Wheel symbol and color and design as opposed to the physical structure known as the Medicine Wheel that is visible as architecture across North America. Universal truths can be found in this paper of information that is shared and accepted in not being overly protected or sacred.  The ...


Scalps on Display at Karl May Museum

It's no secret that many Europeans have been infatuated with Native American culture for quite some time. Karl May, a German novelist during the late 1800s, has been credited with creating the German fascination with all things "Wild West". A museum dedicated to the man is now under fire for displaying Native American scalps and refusing to return them. British newspaper The Guardian reports, the Karl May Museum in Radebeul near Dresden is in possession of 17 scalps, 3 on ...


St’át’imc Grizzly Bear Dancer Shares Her Story

You may have already seen the videos shared online on various YouTube and Facebook pages. A grizzly bear dancer dancing at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Pow Wow. Photo by Bert Crowfoot - Aboriginal Day Live 2013 Or perhaps it was the Kamloopa Pow Wow. Either way the dance was absolutely ...


This May Be the Last Time to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

This May Be the Last Time is a documentary about Native American music from Oklahoma-based filmmakers Sterlin Harjo and Matt Leach, to be released by This Land Films. The film focuses on the ceremonial music of the Creek Nation dating back to the early 19th century that combines Creek, Scottish, and African influences. In the film, historian Hugh Foley posits that the Creek hymn may be the first true American music due to its multicultural composition. The film tells stories ...

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17 photos from Wounded Knee 1973

February 27, 1973 marked the beginning of a 71-day occupation led by members of the Oglala Lakota tribe and followers of the American Indian Movement, attempting to address long-standing grievances — not only with the U.S. government but also with tribal leaders. NPR spoke with photographer Owen Luck about his time in Pine Ridge and shared his photos from the protests.


New $1 Coin Designs to feature Mohawk Iron Workers and Code Talkers

The 2015 and 2016 design candidates have been released by the United States Mint for new Native American $1 Coins, according to Darrin Lee Unser of Coin News. Below are just a couple of selections from each theme. There are 18 possible designs for 2015 coins and 20 designs for 2016 coins. The theme for the 2015 coins will be Mohawk Iron Workers....

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