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 upworthy.com 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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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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