The life of a Powwow MC! An interview with Tom Phillips

During the Stanford Powwow on May 9th 2015, Tom Phillips took precious time from his dinner break to sit with me and discuss what it means to him to be a Powwow MC, and how he came to this arena of his life.

Me: I wanted to ask you what made you decide to pursue becoming an MC? Tom Phillips: Years ago right around the Alcatraz occupation, I decided that I would try to divert some of my efforts towards ...

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Southern Style: Miss Indian North Carolina!

MISS INDIAN NORTH CAROLINA! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Quick! Where is NDN COUNTRY? South Dakota? New Mexico? Oklahoma?  While each of these great states is home to outstanding tribes and Native nations, North Carolina also ranks in the Top Ten states with Native population, according to the US Census. Miss Indian North Carolina, Savannah Baber, shares her journey to represent these Southeast Tribes and ...

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Once She Started, She Just Can’t Quit! Navajo Beadworker Gwendolyn Tsosie!

Gwendolyn Tsosie ...Navajo Beadworker! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Artist and Student, Gwendolyn Tsosie ! Breathtaking beadwork! Stunning stitching! Exciting designs! All in a day's work for a dynamic Dine' /Navajo artist who chatted with us at recently! ...

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Sassamin Weeden…Royal Role Model!

Sassamin Weeden...Royal Role Model! Her bright smile and graceful fancy shawl steps make Sassamin Weeden the perfect powwow princess! The current Mashpee Wampanoag powwow princess is 21 years young and an enrolled member of the federally recognized Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe located in Mashpee, Massachusetts. Powwows ...

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Ready for Regalia: House Of Chantel Redefines Powwow Style!

Ready for the Powwow Circle! Style for the Circle! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Innovation and Insight! With her sense of style and skillful sewing, one Anishinabe designer is turning heads in the powwow arena! Her ...

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True Native Beauty: Miss First Nations University of Canada is a Role Model!

Miss First Nations University of Canada 2015-6! A true Native Beauty! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Educated Native: Winona Pratt! Stunning Winona Pratt is a student, a powwow dancer and a strong Native ...

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Sugar Skulls to Comic Characters…Courtney’s Collection makes Pop Culture Native!!!

  Boise Forte Band Of Chippewa Beader Courtney Cochran is a busy lady! A dedicated Mother, Spouse, Artist and soon-to-be-Student, she also beads! Her beadwork is sought after by many on the powwow trail, which reflects her own lifetime of enjoying powwows! Q) Courtney's Collection is so popular! We are delighted to meet the visionary behind the business! A) Hi! My name is Courtney Arlene Cochran. I was born in Duluth, MN. ...

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Cowgirl Up!!! Miss Indian Rodeo

  Miss Indian Rodeo 2015! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor   Devalyn Crowe! A Royal Rodeo Reign! Miss Indian Rodeo delights in keeping her cultural traditions and celebrating her Cowgirl ways! Her sense of style, her strong spirituality and achievement ...

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Meet Your Tribal Ambassadors – 2015 Gathering of Nations

Wow, we had another incredible night at the Gathering of Nations Powwow 2015!! Tonight was the talent portion of Miss Indian World 2015 at the Kiva Auditorium in downtown Albuquerque, check out this awesome crowd in attendance! The Miss Indian World 2015 talent competition is always a popular event, all the ladies did a wonderful job sharing their traditional talents. This is a shot ...

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Miss Indian World Reflects on Her 2014-2015 Reign!

by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor GON's Gorgeous Ambassador! Ne nanahniha Onsoquah, ne Miss Indian World 2014-2015, ne Sosoni Bannite, Kickapoo, and Prairie Band Potawatomi, ne Fort Hall, Idaho naite, tsaan dia neesungahk. Greetings in my Shoshone language! My name is Taylor Christianna Thomas, I am the reining Miss Indian World 2014-2015, and my Indian name is “How The Elk Walks.” I am Shoshone-Bannock, Kickapoo, and Prairie ...

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