These Northern Men Are Ready to Shine at Canadian Music Week

Midnight Shine has been wowing audiences since their self-titled 2013 debut album. This foursome, from the James Bay region of Northern Ontario, creates a sound that seamlessly mixes roots, classic and modern rock. The title track to their 2014 sophomore album, Northern Man, is a tribute to the band’s northern home and Cree culture, driven by a catchy rock beat, heavy bass, and traces of pow wow stylings. Take a listen ...

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Listen to Frank Waln’s Interview on NPR – Tokiya Sneak Preview!

Recently Frank Waln sat down with NPR's Jeremy Hobson, co-host of the show Here & Now, to talk about the Native American experience and his upcoming album, Tokiya. “This album Tokiya is a very personal album,” Waln said. “A lot of it is telling the story of how I’m trying to deal and heal from the historical trauma that has been dealt to me through my ancestors and through being a ...

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Mic Jordan Inspires Others to Create Their Own Success

Anishinaabe hip hop artist Mic Jordan is a favorite around here. Not only does he make inspiring music with catchy beats, he just seems like a down to earth guy that sincerely wants to help our Native youth. He does this by traveling across Indian Country and giving talks about his personal struggles and how he has overcame adversity. This is especially empowering for youth and they can hear a little bit of their life story in his. 'If ...

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Youth of Grassy Narrows First Nation Proudly Sing in ‘Home to Me’

The N’we Jinan initiative has been working hard on more music since we last shared songs from some of their artists back in November. In their latest project we see youth from the Grassy Narrows First Nation in Ontario, Canada singing about their homeland. The single "Home to Me" features the talents of Sharice Bruce, Dylan Fobister, Jimi Fobister, Preston Paul ,Darwin Fobister, Janessa Kejick ,Damien Kejick, Ashley Fobister, Linda Fobister, Paul Cedric Oteskan, Edmond Jack and Josh Bigblood. ...

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Dream Job! Find Out How You Can Work with A Tribe Called Red

Calling all music lovers and media gurus! A Tribe Called Red is seeking an ambitious, passionate about music and aspiring Indigenous (must be status) music manager/marketer for the following role: JUNIOR MARKETING MANAGER INTERN An exciting opportunity to experience hands-on the ins and outs of the music business by supporting the career of A Tribe Called Red. The job is in Downtown Toronto and requires either the person to commute or move to Toronto. Application Deadline: April 1st, 2016 Contract, internship position (17 weeks), 35 ...

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Best Dressed Drums at Sioux Empire Wacipi

The Sioux Empire Wacipi held a Best Dressed Drum contest.  With the drums in their best threads, they were challenged to strut their stuff for the crowd.  With MC Ruben Littlehead, you never know how he will do a ...


Navajo Metal Band To Record New Album in Europe!

The Navajo Times recently profiled a Navajo metal band who is about to embark on a journey of a lifetime! I Dont Konform consists of Kyle Felter on Guitar/Vocals, Brett Begay on Bass/Vocals and Randy Billy on Drums. The trio currently call Window Rock, Arizona home. So why are they going all the way to Europe? Band manager Jerald Cecil explains: “It’s a proven technique that a lot of people use,” Cecil ...

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Sid Byrd – 97 Years Young – World War II Veteran Sings Marine Hymn in Dakota

During the 2016 Sioux Empire Wacipi, Sid Byrd sang for the Pow Wow! The 97 year old veteran of World War II sang the Marine Hymn in Dakota.      

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Grand Entry Video – 2016 Sioux Empire Wacipi

Watch the first Grand Entry of the inaugural Sioux Empire Wacipi! Hundreds of dancers and singers dancing at this 1st annual event!

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These Pretty Indian Girls Are Pitch Perfect!

Photo via Facebok Serious squad goals right here! You might remember us sharing a viral video last month of some lovely ladies singing on their way to the round dance. Well, they've made a whole new batch of videos and they're just as awesome as the first one we saw! So just who are these lovely ladies? They go by the name of ...

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Straight Dancing

The Straight Dance from Oklahoma Native American Tribes is a formal, tailored, prestigious form of southern dance clothes.   The overall effect is of reassuring solidity, with everything closely matched and …


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How to Make Bead and Hairpipe Bandoliers – Craft Tutorial

BEAD AND HAIRPIPE BANDOLIERS Men’s bead and hairpipe bandoliers are common to a variety of Tribal traditional clothing styles. A number of design options are available using the same stringing …