Why So Blue, Mary Everhart?

Interview by Dawn Karima, Native Culture Editor Cherokee Musician Mary Everhart Sings the Blues!!! Many Dancers along Powwow Highway choose blue for their regalia color. Yet, for one musical talent, Blue has a totally different meaning.  Musician Mary Everhart blends her Cherokee heritage into her unique style of Blues music! DK: What a mighty sound ...

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Bearhead Sisters Wow Us with their Powerful Voices

  Listening to this music just stirs up something deep inside my heart. I love it! Check out this video The Bearhead Sisters recently shared of them singing a round dance song. // ---* Singing a Song :) Posted by TrinaHazen Aveiah BearHead on Wednesday, June ...


Cochise Anderson Sees the Future Through the Past!

Cochise Anderson! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native Culture Editor DK: You have so many talents and you use them in such a unique way! Introduce yourself to us, please, and tell us how YOU describe what you do? CA: Halito, anchookma ikana-ma – Greetings, good to be here friends. My name is Cochise Anderson from the Chickasaw (Deer clan) and Choctaw (Raccoon clan) Nations of Oklahoma. (Okla – Houma is ...

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Nightshield…Sober??? “Pieces of Me” Shows All!

Is Nightshield Truly Part of TEAM SOBER Now? "Pieces of Me" reveals the answer! Veteran South Dakota Hip Hop Artist; Night Shield has just released the 2nd music video from his most recent album, "The Addiction". The video titled, "Pieces Of Me", debuted online on Friday, March 27th, the 6th month anniversary of Night Shield's sobriety. ...

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Native Trailblazers Wants to Play Your Music for 5th Annual June Jamz!

It's June and now's the time when folks will be looking for new music to play on their upcoming summer roadtrips. It is pow wow season after all! The folks over at The Native Trailblazers Radio Show want to help get your music out to the masses. Read more below to find out how you can submit your music to be played on the air! Native Trailblazers Radio Host Vincent Schilling—Akwesasne Mohawk author, speaker and award-winning journalist—is holding the Fifth ...

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Movie Night Just Got Better with NativeFlix!

This couldn't come at a better time! You might remember a lot of people were mad at Netflix when they came to the defense of the new Adam Sandler movie in which several of the Native actors walked off the set. There was a call for folks to join the #WalkoffNetflix campaign and cancel their subscriptions to NetFlix in protest of the film. I even saw some people jokingly talk ...

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Putting on a Pow Wow – Watch This Gorgeous Documentary

British-born and New York-based director Keeley Gould wanted to capture a portrait of contemporary Native American culture, so what better place to capture this beautiful footage than the Gathering of Nations? This footage is from the 31st annual Gathering of Nations and is interwoven with interview excerpts about pow wow life. “Putting on a Pow Wow” by Keeley Gould - NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo. Breathtaking, right? I think Gould definitely captured the essence ...

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6 Videos from Spring Thaw Pow Wow!

Once again, I wanted to show some love for the East coast with this next round of pow wow videos! The 14th Annual Spring Thaw Pow Wow at Brown University in Rhode Island was held at the end of April and it looks like they had beautiful weather for the occasion. YouTube user K. Blackeagle was there to document the dancers for everyone. Take a look! Mystic River Singers on drum...

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My 10 Favorite Moments From Gathering of Nations Pow Wows

I've been fortunate to be at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow since 2004, and working with the committee since 2009. Over those years I've seen some incredible moments, below are my 10 favorites. 10. Harlem Shake - 2013 Gathering of Nation 9. Johnny Depp - 2013 Gathering of Nations 8. Beautiful Daughter Sings - 2015 Gathering of Nations 7. Special Military Homecoming - 2014 Gathering of ...

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Contest Results – 2015 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

Northern Drum Contest Iron Boy Young Bear Midnite Express The Boyz Battling Horse Meskawki Nation Southern Drum Contest Cozad Buc Wild Southern Style Thunder Hill Southern Slam Singers Northern Women Backup The Boyz Southern Women Backup Thunderhill   Elder Women Place # Name City State Tribe 4 786 Joyce Big Soldier Perkins OK Iowa & Ote-Missouria 3 777 Pearl W. Sammaripa Schurz NV Colville Confederat Tribes 2 776 Mary Jane Cantsee White Mesa UT Dine/UTE 1...



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Gourd dancing is not a “pow wow style” of dance. Gourd Dances are held regularly by several groups especially in Oklahoma. Today the dance is being done at pow wows …



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Juaquin Lonelogde shows how to create applique designs for contemporary Pow Wow outfits.  The videos below include steps for laying out the design and beading the project as well as …


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