Drum Roll Call Videos – 2015 Seminole Pow Wow

The 2015 Seminole Pow Wow in Hollywood, Florida is off to a great start! Check out some of the drums that are there in these videos from Drum Roll Call today!   Videos from New Mexico Pow Wows.

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Nicole Lybarger Shows the World Natives Got Talent!!!

Nicole Lybarger shows the world that "Natives Got Talent"!!! Social Media fans know Nicole Lybarger as the founder of "Natives Got Talent", which spotlights talented Natives throughout the USA and Canada. Yet, this skillful singer is a popular songwriter and songstress in her own right. Nicole honors her Ojibwe/Sioux/German heritage, while she unifies talented artists from various tribes. ...

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Still Here and Still Rocking! Indigenous on Tour

Mato Nanji, frontman of the blues rock group Indigenous, was born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Music was a big influence in his formative years as his father, the late Greg Zephier, Sr., was a talented musician and a member of the band The Vanishing Americans. Watching his father's successful career no doubt led Nanji to form his own band with his brother, sister and cousin during their teenage years. They had international success with the release ...

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“Whether Or Not You’re Recognized By Your Government,You’re Recognized By Us!” Blue Mountain Tribe Makes Music For All!

Interview By Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor http://bluemountaintribe.com/ What happens when you mix music with military service? BLUE MOUNTAIN TRIBE, a tremendously talented band that is reaching international audiences. Motivated by a strong message, a mission to serve others and stirring songs, this great Native Band is poised to make a mark on the music scene! ...

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Check Out This Little Guy Jammin’ Out!

I'll let the video speak for itself. Go Jaylen! // Post by Just 2 Keen Comedy.

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SHOCK N AWE: How The COUNCIL won this year’s Best Rap/Hip Hop NAMMY!

Brand new 2014 Native American Music Awards winners for Best Rap/ Hip Hop Recording of The Year for their album "One Tribe One Nation" are THE COUNCIL! Their album features Snoop Dogg, The Game and T.I. in an award winning tour-de-force. We are really excited to be talking with The Council here at PowWows.com! www.CultureShockOriginal.com by Dr Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor ...

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Hear the Songs Still Relevant Today: Native North America (Vol. 1)

Some of these songs might not be familiar to everyone, but thanks to an ambitious record label and Vancouver-based record archaeologist and curator Kevin “Sipreano” Howes we now get to enjoy these obscure artists! Native North America (Vol. 1) features music from the Indigenous peoples of Canada and the northern United States, recorded in the turbulent decades between 1966 to 1985. It represents the fusion of shifting global popular culture and a reawakening ...

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Special Opportunity: Help Benton Get to Washington D.C.

More and more these days Native voices are being heard, especially where we need it the most, at the White House. Recently, six-year-old Benton "One Moc" Moonshine Covarrubias (Jicarilla Apache) was able to give testimony to the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education about "School Environment" and his experience as a Native youth in the public education system. He spoke about what it is like to be in 1st grade and have the kids at school tease ...

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We Are Birds : Bird Singing Documentary

Albert Chacon (Cupeno-Cahuilla-Apache) is a photographer and documentarian with over 10 years experience in his craft. He is currently utilizing his skills to take on a documentary project close to his heart. Albert has been traveling from reservation to reservation to document the story of modern bird singing. In case you're not familiar with bird singing, it is a form of music traditionally sung by the Natives of the southwest. These rhythmic songs are accompanied by handmade gourd rattles. The Cahuilla ...

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GET RIGHT OR GET LEFT, GENTLEMEN…REBEL’S “WAKE UP” CALL!

  AK REBEL!!! by Dr Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor   Alaska Native Rapper AK Rebel has one thing to say to victims of Domestic Violence: "Baby girl, it's his fault and you need to believe in you. Leave him." That stirring statement forms the focus of AK Rebel's stirring video, "Wake Up."  "Wake Up" blends vivid images of Domestic Violence Survivors, a powerful plotline about a battered woman's struggle ...

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