Do You Want to See Black Bear Singers Again at GON?

Folks from all over North America will be convening in Albuquerque for the Gathering of Nations pow wow soon. And what fun would a pow wow without the drum groups? The Black Bear Singers from Manawan, Quebec are hoping to make the trek again for this year's event. As you can imagine it costs quite a bit to travel! Someone has set-up a GoFundMe page to help offset travel costs. So if you can help out, any little bit helps ...

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Celebrity Sightings at 17th Annual Chumash Day Pow Wow – Gary Busey and Saginaw Grant

Do you recognize the man in the video? It's none other than actor Gary Busey at the 17th Annual Chumash Day Powwow. According to this video, the lead singer of Bear Springs asked Busey to join in with them. It looks like he's having the time of his life. Busey isn't the only celeb that has shown up to this Malibu, California pow wow. Saginaw Grant was this year's Head Gourd Dancer....

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The 2015 Stage 49 Artists to Watch!

Gathering of Nations is getting close! And not only will you see world-famous dancing at the pow wow but there's also world-class music and entertainment outside at Stage 49! You'll hear Native American/Indigenous traditional and contemporary Artists in Rock, Blues, Reggae, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Country, Jam Bands, Comedy and much more! Check out some of the acts you'll be seeing at the 2015 Stage 49: A TRIBE CALLED RED ACOMA RAIN DANCERS PUEBLO...

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Blue Feather – Building Camaraderie Through Pow Wow

Yale News recently featured the relatively new student group on campus, Blue Feather. Through their love of pow wow music and dance, these Yale students found a way to beat the homesick blues and adjust to life on campus. As a freshman, Reed Bobroff ’16 went through a period of adjustment at Yale when he felt pretty homesick for his family and friends back home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He thought he might find solace if he could sing and drum ...

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Platinum Status for Carlos Nakai!!!

R. Carlos Nakai and Rita Coolidge celebrating at the NAMMYS! (photo courtesy of NAMA) ---Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor In recent news that will delight Native flute fans everywhere, The Native American Music Association (NAMA) has announced that multi-award winner and Lifetime Achievement recipient, R. Carlos Nakai has achieved 1,000,000 units in sales of his ...

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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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Supaman Goes To Google

It has been a year since Christian Takes Gun Parrish aka Supaman released his video "Prayer Loop Song" that spread like wildfire throughout Native country and around the world. Since then Michelle Rodriguez from the movie Fast and the Furious has shared it, along with professional athletes and world renowned websites such as There's no doubt that a buzz was created and has ...

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Crossing Borders,Blending Boundaries:Peter Ali’s Indigenous Flute!

  Peter Ali teaches Native flute at Northwest Indian College! Peter Ali is proud of his Indigenous flute playing, his Native heritage from Mexico and his opportunities to connect cultures. As he embarked on his musical journey, he also realized that his flute guided him on a spiritual journey as well. He shares his quest with us in this candid interview. ...

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Native American Showcase at Popular SXSW Music Fest!

March is here and if you're anywhere near Austin, Texas or a player in the music industry you know that means one thing: South by Southwest (SXSW) is almost here! This year the music festival is hosting a Native American showcase. Check out who they have scheduled to hit the stage! John Trudell and Bad Dog This man needs no introduction in the Native ...

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Crowd Favorite: Hay Creek Youth Drum Group

Man, these little dudes can jam out. And I don't want to just call them a youth drum group. Hay Creek has been competing with the big boys and giving them a run for their money. // ...

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