Wow…Whitefish Jrs! Interview with Pow Wow Drum Group

WHITEFISH JR'S!!! We love Whitefish Jr's at Powwows.Com! Many powwow dancers describe this drum as one of the best to dance to, while powwow fans jam to their music as they travel down the Powwow Trail. Rocky Weenonis, one of the lead singers, shares his love for powwow and surprises by revealing his very favorite way to sing! Popular powwow drum Whitefish Jrs!!! [caption id="attachment_14899" align="alignnone" ...

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Darren Thompson: Ojibwe Flute player selected as Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Artist in Residence

Hailing from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe reservation in Northern Wisconsin, Darren Thompson has been a well-known artist since his debut album in 2009, "The Song of Flower: Native American Songs from Ojibwe Country”, as well as being a sought-after public speaker, educator and facilitator. He started playing the flute while in his undergraduate studies at Marquette University in the early 2000’s, citing that it helped him focus while ...

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Native Small Business Highlight: The NTVS

(Founder Aaron Silva left, Co-Founder Sam Rosebear right.)

A little over a year ago I stumbled upon this small business just in time for my upcoming birthday and Christmas. I fell in love with their designs and was so happy to wear their shirts that I have since ordered more. This Minneapolis based company is quickly growing into an internet success with over 11K followers on their Instagram page ...

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Northern Exposure: Leanne Goose’s Tremendous Talent!

Leanne Goose is a songstress from the north who pours her passion into her music that resonates from the heart of the MacKenzie Delta. She is a proud Inuvialuit and Dene woman who was born and raised in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, a place she still calls home. Ms Leanne Goose! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native Culture Editor [caption id="attachment_14656" ...

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Abenaki -inspired Art!

  Danielle Chase makes sterling shine! Sterling and metalwork has a strong history among Native jewelry. Quick! Close your eyes! What comes to mind when you hear the words, "Native American Jewelry?" Is it Beadwork? Well, one artist is carrying on a tradition of working in ...

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Interview with Fawn Wood – Pow Wow Life – Episode 1

Award-winning Cree/Salish singer Fawn Wood sings with a voice that is deep and true. Infused with a feminine perspective, her Round Dance, Hand Game and traditional songs convey the strength of indigenous women. Born into a respected multi-generational singing tradition, Fawn Wood's vocal artistry reflects the confluence of her Cree and Salish tribal lineages. Her debut recording, Iskwewak (meaning "women" in Cree), collects songs of honor and celebration along with Round Dance songs that mirror the world seen through the eyes of ...

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Earth Warrior: Eastern Band of Cherokee Dancer Malaciah Bigwitch Taylor

"I do a lot of work with Earth First and with the environmental movement amoung many Native communities and supporting them any way I can is important to me," Malaciah Taylor reveals. A fixture at the Native dance shows in downtown Cherokee, North Carolina, this Eastern Band Cherokee Dancer is well-respected on the powwow trail. He shares his development into a fancy feather dancer with Powwows.com!...

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Prairie Chicken Champ Keith Sharphead!

Keith Sharphead, Champion!!! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Plains Cree/Nakoda Sioux Champion Dancer Keith Sharphead! Keith Sharphead celebrates a big win at the annual July 4 Cherokee Powwow by visiting with Powwows.com! His unique style of Prairie Chicken dancing distinguished him from a field of stellar contestants ...

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NDNDREAMQUEEN: Art for the Powwow Trail and Beyond!

Every powwow features beautiful beadwork! From ornate moccasins to intricate yokes and barrettes, beading is a prominent part of regalia throughout Native America.  One of the most sought after  beaders is Jessi Coombs, known as NDNDREAMQUEEN! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native Culture Editor Q)  Spectacular beadwork! Please tell us your beading background? A) Thank you Dawn. I am half Ojibwe and a quarter Kootenai ...

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Creativity by Cree Lady Creations

Emmy Frencheater Interview by Dawn Karima, Native Culture Editor Cree Lady Creations! DK: Your beadwork is stunning and very popular on the powwow trail! Please introduce yourself to us??? EF: I'm from Red Deer, Alberta My name is Emily Shortneck/Frencheater! I'm 25 years old. ...

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Ladies Cloth is a form of Native American women’s dress and dance and has both a Northern and Southern style. The Southern style is danced by the Kiowas, Osage, Ponca, and …

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  Feather visors for Traditional Men dancers are worn under the front part of the Porky Hair Roach and extend out like a cap visor, but in a bird tail …

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