Exciting Changes for the 2016 Manito Ahbee Festival – Find Out What’s New!

In a press release from earlier this week, the Manito Ahbee Festival announced some big changes including a venue and date change. Keep reading to see what's new! In 2015 the Manito Ahbee Festival celebrated a decade of Indigenous arts, culture and history. Manito Ahbee and Downtown Winnipeg BIZ invite all nations to join us at the 2016 Manito Ahbee Festival as we continue our mission to unify, educate and inspire! The 11th annual Manito Ahbee Festival brings some exciting new ...

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Supaman’s Latest Video Shows He’s Headed Straight to the Top

There is no slowing down for Apsaalooke fancy dancer Supaman who has blessed the world with his viral videos and humble spirit. His video for "Why", which featured champion jingle dress dancer Acosia Red Elk, has received over 2 million views on Facebook alone and has been shared by everyone from Snoop Dogg to even your grandma (if she's on Facebook). His new video titled "Somewhere" is following in those same footsteps at a half a million ...

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Michael Spears Singing with Kids Is the Most Adorable Thing!

I know a lot of you out there are big fans of Michael Spears. In case you're not familiar, Spears is a Native actor who grew up in South Dakota. He got his big start as a child actor playing Otter, in the Academy-Award-winning film Dances with Wolves. Most recently you might have caught him in the film Winter in the Blood. His younger brother Eddie is also an actor! Anyway, this ...

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Miss Lumbee Suspended After Music Video Controversy

The Lumbee Homecoming is held each summer and the Lumbee Regional Development Association is a proud sponsor of the event. They also have the honor of choosing a Miss Lumbee representative to serve as a cultural role model for their community. This past year they chose 20-year-old Alexis Raeana Jones as the winner of the title, and she has no doubt represented her community at many events. However a recent cameo in ...


You Have to Listen to These Lovely Ladies Singing!

How do you pass the time on a roadtrip? Singing with your friends of course! Check out these lovely ladies as they sing a little ditty on their way to the round dance! // Home Sweet ...

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Hear What Happens When You Mix Country with Some Native Heart & Soul!

You might already be familiar with singer Conrad Benally from the Ghost Canyon singers. His YouTube channel has over a thousand subscribers and is filled with tons of hand drum and round dance songs. He recently worked as head of security for the Grits and Glamour Tour with country singers Pam Tillis and Lorie Morgan at the Fort Hall Casino in Fort Hall, Idaho. As he was escorting the singers safely ...

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Children’s Choir Superbly Sings “We Are One – Mitakuye Oyasin”

The "We Are One - Mitakuye Oyasin" project features over 200 children singing in Lakota and English to an American folksong and a composition by Lakota singer/songwriter, Sequoia Crosswhite. It's unique in that each child was recorded individually and then edited to create a virtual choir. Dawn Marie Edwards of the Orlando Chamber Soloists spoke with the Black Hills Pioneer about the song. “There are four verses for the children to sing. They represent the four colors and the four directions,” ...


Top 10 Native American Music CDs

Below are the Top 10 Native American CDs based on sales on Amazon.com. Is your favorite artist listed?  Do you own any of these CDs?   #10 - Gratitude - Davide and Steve Gordon   #9 - Sacred Dance - Pow Wows of the Native American Indians   #8 - Canyon Trilogy - R. Carlos Nakai   #7 - Healing ...

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Cozad vs The Boyz – Choctaw Casino Pow Wow Challenge

Two legendary drum groups competed in one final song this weekend! Cozad vs The Boyz Who do you think won? Congrats to The Boyz for winning this!

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Durant Choctaw Casino Pow Wow Triple Threat Singing Contest

At the 2015 Choctaw Casino Pow Wow in Durant, Oklahoma a special singing contest was held in honor of the late Devere Tsatoke. For the 3rd round the singer had to compose and original song and teach it to a drum.  Below are those songs!  ...

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