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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Rhonda Mato Najin Kozma Makes Moccs that Rock!

Rhonda Mato Najin Kozma makes moccasins that powwow dancers love to rock! Her beadwork melds Lakota tradition with the legacy of her dyamic ancestors. She pauses from making a set of new moccs to share her talent with us at! Rhonda Mato Najin Kozma wants to help powwow peeps rock our moccs everyday!   ...


Northern Arapaho Artist Robert Martinez Makes Masterpieces!

Robert Martinez, Northen Arapaho Artist! Robert Martinez expresses his heritage though his art!...

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Step by Step: Mohawk Artist Jerrilyn King-Russell

Magnificent beading by Jerrilyn King-Russell!!!   Mohawk beading artist Jerrilyn King-Russell keeps her Six Nations traditions alive! Lovely set by Jerrilyn King -Russell!!! ...

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Is “The Addiction” the End for Nightshield?

Nightshield's New New is also his Final CD! by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor The Addiction....NIghtshield's Newest CD!!! Fresh off his recent "Best Hip Hop" win at The Indian Summer Music Awards, South Dakota Hip Hop Pioneer, Night Shield, returns to iPod's and CD Decks everywhere with his ...

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Indigenous Students Achieving Greatness

Yesterday I met with Joseph Montoya, a student at San Jose State University and President of his club the “Native American Student Organization” which he started the Spring semester of his Freshman year at SJSU. I wanted to meet with him and talk a little about what motivates him, and the drive he has for achieving his goals at the University. Joseph is Lipan Apache, and his family lives ...

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#ThereIsHope – Suicide Prevention and Awareness on the Pine Ridge

The Pine Ridge Reservation, a place that is often painted as one of the most impoverished, unhealthy and downright ugly places that you can imagine, whose 28,000 residents call this place home and choose not only to overlook the negative, but also to do what they can to make it beautiful. One of those residents is local youth, Janay Jumping Eagle, Oglala Lakota, of Kyle, SD. Last winter, Janay posted a photo to her Facebook profile of a basketball, with the ...

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Hoopin’ It Up in Hoopa

You might remember some hoop dancing videos we've shared of Sage Romero before. Or our in-depth interview with the accomplished hoop dancer from last year. Recently, Sage Romero was invited to Hoopa, California to perform his special brand of hoop dancing for the "Hoopa All Indian Tourney." The video features shots from the performance as well as beautiful landscape shots of the area. Enjoy! For more Hoop Dancing and cultural events by Sage Romero and ...

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Sam Bearpaw Apache Actor!

Sam Bearpaw's great acting career spans movies,tv and modeling! Actor. Producer. Powwow Champion. Sam Bearpaw distinguishes himself in the Powwow arena and in the area of media. This mighty Apache's film credits include the recent "Cowboy Zombies", "Yellow Rock" and "Nate and the Colonel". On Powwow Highway, Sam Bearpaw tells us, “I am ‘Athabaskin Blood’ of the ‘Warm Springs’ and ‘White ...

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