Young Bear – Born to Sing: Powwow Songs Recorded Live at ASU

Young Bear - Born to Sing: Powwow Songs Recorded Live at ASU by Darren Thompson, Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Bringing decades of a proud and powerful singing tradition, Young Bear presents their new album Born to Sing: Powwow Songs Recorded Live at ASU. Recorded in early 2015 with Canyon Records, Born to Sing is mighty. It's powerful. It's beauty sung loud and proud. And it's everything - and more - you wanted to hear from a powwow group. Claiming ...

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Native Heritage Month with A Tribe Called Red

This past week, First Nations Electric Music Trio, "A Tribe Called Red" , made a pit stop in San Francisco, California., to watch a tribute video made about them at the 40th Annual American Indian Film Awards.  A Tribe Called Red have niched themselves a piece of the music market by blending powwow and contemporary electronic dance music.

The group consists of three DJs: Ian "DJ NDN" Campeau (of the Nipissing First Nation), ...

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Ho-Chunk Thundercloud Singers Honor WWII Code Talkers

This video is from a special ceremony held two years ago at the Ho-Chunk tribe's hotel and casino in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Ho-Chunk Veteran Andy Thundercloud created a special song to honor the Ho-Chunk veterans who served in World War II as code talkers. The 7 Ho-Chunk Nation code talkers honored in the ceremony were Bill Whitebear, Howard Littlejohn, Bill Mike, Jesse Mike, Clifford Blackdeer, Emanuel Thundercloud and Benjamin Winneshiek. We thank you for your service and ...

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Crazy Horse Memorial Artist in Residence with Darren Thompson

For the month of October, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in Crazy Horse Memorial's artist in residence program. And while I've visited Crazy Horse on several occasions, I didn't quite know how being there every day would be as an artist. My art isn't something one can see or hang on a wall - it's something one hears and listens to. And while most can immediately acknowledge that there are different forms of art that appeals to our senses, not many people ...

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Hay Creek Sings at LCO Homecoming Celebration & Pow Wow

Lonnie Barber shared this video last week and it's already gotten over 100,000 views! Everyone loves the Hay Creek drum group! This was taken at the LCO Homecoming, and judging from the summer clothes I am guessing it was the Honor the Earth Homecoming Celebration and Traditional Pow Wow which is hosted by the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe in Wisconsin. Enjoy the song folks! // ...

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Special Treat! Bird Singing During San Manuel Pow Wow Grand Entry

Over the weekend, the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians held their annual pow wow at California State University San Bernardino. This free event is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the finest Native American singers, dancers, and drummers in North America and Canada. As a special treat this year, Pow Wow Organizer Tommy Ramos arranged a performance of bird singing to lead in the eagle staff for the grand entry. In this video, by Albert Chacon with NativeImages ...

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2015 Morongo Pow Wow Report

In September the Morongo Band of Mission Indians hosted their 25th Annual Powwow in Cabazon, California.  Big prize money drew in many of our National dancers from all over Indian Country.  This is one of the last big dances on the West Coast before powwow season ends.

The Desert Mountain weather in this region is no joke, with average temps reaching the high 90's and 100 degree's on Saturday.  A few years ago the Morongo's decided to invest into a ventilated ...

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Sage is Sacred: An interview with Sage Bond

  Sage Bond sings from her soul! Up and coming musician Sage Bond recently tried out for "American Idol".  Her music is distinct and definitely reflects important issues in her family and life. She shares her unique tunes and style with us at! Sage Bond shares her soulful ...

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Check Out the New Pow Wow Life Podcasts!

The leaves are changing colors and the nights are getting cooler. That means the Pow Wow season starts winding down for the year and we all finally get a chance to sit back and reflect on all the good times we had dancing, singing and enjoying each other's company. But that pow wow feeling doesn't have to completely go away. has started producing a weekly podcast called Pow Wow Life ...

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The Flute of Foster Kalama!

Foster Kalama...musician and artist! Foster Kalama (Wasco/Nisqually/Pitt River/ Klickitat/Nez Perce/Hawaiian) is a traditional singer, flute player, and hand drummer as well as an artist, whose work includes pen and ink drawings; wood, elk and deer antler carvings; the making and illustrating of traditional hand drums; and the creation of Native American regalia. ...

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The Oklahoma Feather Dance or “Fancy Dance” is one of the most popular styles of Native American dance and outfits seen at modern pow wows. The Fancy Dance outfit, as …


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