National Arts Organization Visits Standing Rock

Turnaround Arts Pays Visit to Standing Rock Indian Reservation by Darren Thompson, Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Turnaround Arts, a national arts organization based in Washington, D.C., recently paid a visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota. The visit included appearances at Standing Rock Elementary School, Solen Middle School, Cannon Ball Elementary School, Standing Rock’s Lakota Immersion School, Sitting Bull College and an ...

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2016 Native American Holiday Gift Guide

It hasn't felt like Fall at all around here, so when the temperature finally dropped below freezing this past weekend it hit me: the holiday season is around the corner! What the heck am I going to buy everyone for Christmas? So if you're scrambling like me to find a unique gift, let me help you out with some cute things I found on my hunt. Fun For All Ages Colouring Journal at Native Northwest ...

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Standing Rock Benefit Concert – Watch Live

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe with host the Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert from Friday, November 25, through Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Prairie Knights Casino in Ft. Yates, North Dakota. The concert will feature dozens of internationally recognized entertainers, actors, leaders, youth and will be broadcasted through Powwows.com to the wider world. The broadcast will feature a text to donate campaign to assist the tribe in raising legal funds against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Watch live now!

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‘Water Is Life’ – New Song Raising Funds for Sacred Stone Legal Defense

Native musicians in New Mexico come together to create a song inspired by the Standing Rock / Water Is Life movement. Innastate, Native Roots, Joy Harjo and Def-I recently recorded a song at Frogville Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico which talks about the events that have been unfolding in North Dakota. "When Musician's get together and they start talking about an issue, our first instinct is to write a song about it. We felt ...

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DJ Shub’s New Video Features ‘Indomitable’ Pow Wow Spirit

DJ Shub, formerly of A Tribe Called Red, is a title earning DJ and award winning music producer. He lives in Fort Erie, Ontario and counts two DMC Canada DJ Championship titles (2007 and 2008), a DMC Canadian Battle for Supremacy title (2008), a Canadian Red Bull Thre3style title (2012), and a King of the Dot Canada vs. USA DJ battle win along with trophies from the JUNO Awards and the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards as some of his ...

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Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert to Feature Nationally Renowned Artists, Focus to Raise Legal Funds Against Dakota Access Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe with host the Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert from Friday, November 25, through Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Prairie Knights Casino in Ft. Yates, North Dakota. The concert will feature dozens of internationally recognized entertainers, actors, leaders, youth and will be broadcasted through Powwows.com to the wider world. The broadcast will feature a text to donate campaign to assist the tribe in raising legal funds against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Watch it all live on PowWows.com! The ...

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Another Hay Creek Video Goes Viral! You Have to Hear These Kids Sing!

You might remembering us sharing some videos last year of these amazing kids out of Wisconsin, Hay Creek Youth Drum Group. It was a popular post for sure and many people enjoyed their singing. Well they're still at it and their videos are getting tons of likes and views! Check out this latest video shot by Nicholas Hanson, father of one of the boys in the group!...

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Hear This! Beautiful Birdsinging Live from California

The opening night of the Wild Beast Concert Series at CalArts this Fall showcased the rich culture of birdsinging in California. Increasingly recognized as one of the most sublime legacies in world music, the Birdsinging tradition of Cahuilla and other Southern California Native cultures is the subject of this revelatory program. CalArts is honored to welcome Elders Wally Antone and Walter Holmes Jr., the foremost practitioners of a repertoire that includes nearly 400 songs. The ...

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Josh Halverson – Mdewakantonwan Dakota – on NBC’s “The Voice”

There is some pretty good Native American representation on this seasons, "The Voice" , and representing the Mdewakantonwan Dakota Nation from Denton, Texas., is Josh Halverson. This past week Josh blew everyone away with his rendition of Bob Dylan's, "Forever Young"! In the end Josh picked Alicia as his coach because, "shes been a major influence in my musical career from the beginning". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSGjcB1NNU4 Josh grew up the son of a cattle rancher and as it played it out, he wanted to get away ...

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Khaliya Kimberlie (Mescalero Apache) on NBC’s “The Voice” !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFlPapH6Xck A star is born.  Hailing from the Mescalero Apache reservation in New Mexico., is 16 year old, Khaliya Kimberlie!! In her promo leading up to her live audition, Miley Cyrus mentioned to Blake Shelton that they haven't had to fight over a country musician yet.  Cue Khaliya.  In a twist of events, Khaliya went with Miley as her coach, who I thought was a better fit for her because Miley started in the business so young and has a fresher perspective ...

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