Posts under: Interviews

Acosia Red Elk Video Interview

Acosia Red Elk, or Young Swan Rising From the Water, is a Champion Jingle Dress dancer from the Umatilla people.  A descendant of Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, she did not become interested in dancing until she was 16, when she taught herself to dance from videos of other jingle dancers.  Red Elk began dancing professionally in 1998...

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Interview with Arthur RedCloud from The Revenant

Thanks to Jeff Clevenger for arranging an interview with Arthur Redcloud.  Jeff created the custom Gathering of Nation guitar for this year's event. Redcloud is Navajo and grew up in Window Rock, Arizona, on the Navajo reservation. He attended Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, then eventually settled in...

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Canku Onestar – Powwows.com Dancer Profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHP1VHfSP4w Canku Onestar  <---- that guy is a really good Fancy Dancer. Canku represents the Sićangu, Oglala Lakota, Onieda & Seneca Nations.  Every Powwow generation has its most noted dancers and holding the torch for the Men's Fancy division is Canku, pronounced (jong-koo). What makes Canku a champion dancer is not his...

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Kayla Marshall – Powwows.com Dancer Profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qllvVP-yMs For our powwows.com readers, many of you are learning that our powwow dancers come from unique and diverse backgrounds, which sometimes make their personal stories very compelling. As you listen to Kayla's interview above, you'll find that she's charismatic, has tons of depth and uses the powwow arena for...

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