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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“Whether Or Not You’re Recognized By Your Government,You’re Recognized By Us!” Blue Mountain Tribe Makes Music For All!

Interview By Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor What happens when you mix music with military service? BLUE MOUNTAIN TRIBE, a tremendously talented band that is reaching international audiences. Motivated by a strong message, a mission to serve others and stirring songs, this great Native Band is poised to make a mark on the music scene! ...

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Activist, Entertainer, Educator: Renee Roman Nose’s Visionary Voice!

Visionary. Voice. Vibrance. Renee Roman Nose inspires many through her music, speaking, comedy, acting and example. A Southern Cheyenne, she is a passionate advocate for the environment and for others. Renee Roman Nose shares her motivational enthusiasm and brings a smile to all of us in a delightful visit here on and in two interviews on A CONVERSATION WITH DAWN KARIMA. Visionary Voice ...

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BORN LAKOTA: Grass Dancer Danny Garneaux

Spirit meets Spirit: Danny Garneaux sharing Native Spiritual Traditions! Veteran. Educator. Lakota. Grass Dancer Danny Garneaux dedicates his life to The Red Road, while he shares his traditions with others. Life on the Powwow Trail begins with the blessing of beliefs and culture, which Danny Garneaux describes to us here at! ...

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  AK REBEL!!! by Dr Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor   Alaska Native Rapper AK Rebel has one thing to say to victims of Domestic Violence: "Baby girl, it's his fault and you need to believe in you. Leave him." That stirring statement forms the focus of AK Rebel's stirring video, "Wake Up."  "Wake Up" blends vivid images of Domestic Violence Survivors, a powerful plotline about a battered woman's struggle ...


Doin’ It Big! Apache Rapper Frizzo El Mero Mero keeps the “Faith”!

      Interview by Dr Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Apache artist Frizzo El Mero Mero is "doin' it big" in the rap game! Fresh off success from his "Faith" video, this rapper is making music with a powerful message! He shares his story, his vision and his Native culture with! Q) We're delighted to meet you! Will you introduce yourself to us please? A) My name is Frizzo El Mero Mero. Rap artist Doing it big for all the people who can ...

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Watch World Champion Fancy Dancer Larry Yazzie at Black Hawk Pow Wow

The Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island, Illinois held its 74th annual Labor Day Pow Wow. The organizers brought in special guests Larry Yazzie (two time World Champion Fancy Dancer) and the Native Pride dancers. YouTube user Carie Scott caught all the action. It looks like the Native Pride dancers aren't slowing down either. They'll be performing at the Three Rivers Arts Festival this Saturday in Breckenridge, Minnesota. Don't miss out!

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Interview With Kansas Begaye – Miss Indian World 2014

Outgoing 2014 Miss Indian World - Kansas Begaye welcomes everyone to the Gathering of Nations Powwow during the 2015 Miss Indian World Pageant held in at the Kiva Auditorium in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.


George J. Abeyta-Fancy Dancer, Educator, Pow Wow Coordinator

Interview by Dr. Dawn Karima, Contributing Editor Q) We are visiting with George J. Abeyta, a dynamic presence in Native Dance. Known for his energetic athleticism as a fancy dancer, Mr. Abeyta is also the Coordinator of Eastern Shoshone Days, one the USA's most popular powwows. Thanks so much for joining us! Please tell us a little about yourself? A) I have been a fancy feather dancer most of my life. I enjoy educating non-Natives about our culture and inspiring others through ...


Interview With RJ and J Paul Molinere From Swamp People

Alligator season in Louisiana begins on the first Wednesday in September and lasts 30 days. In this time limit, many of the alligator hunters, following a tradition dating back 300 years, earn most of their yearly income in a high risk vocation dependent on experience and the whims of weather within strict regulation by wildlife laws. Hunters are each issued a certain number of tags that must be attached to their kills; once they "tag out" (run out of tags), ...



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Jingle Dress is also called a Prayer Dress. There are differences in the origins of the dress among the tribes. The dress was seen in a dream, as an object …



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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