2016 PowWows.com People’s Choice Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 PowWows.com People's Choice Awards! The People’s Choice Awards are a way for the visitors of PowWows.com to recognize and honor the outstanding events, dancers, and singers of 2015. Below is the list of winners as voted by the readers of PowWows.com. Best Pow Wow 1st - Gathering of Nations 2nd - Morongo 3rd - Hunting Moon Best Contest Pow Wow 1st - San Manuel 2nd - Gathering of Nations 3rd - Denver March Best MC 1st -Ruben Littlehead 2nd -Wallace Coffey 3rd – Vince Beyl Best ...

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Help Wanted: Pow Wow Concierge

The Pow Wow Calendar on PowWows.com lists hundreds of events each year. PowWows.com is seeking a Pow Wow Concierge to help further develop relationships with individual events and head staff.  We are looking for a self starter that can work independently. Social media experience a must. Experience with Wordpress requested. Job Duties Find new events for the Pow Wow Calendar Work with individual Pow Wows to ensure updated information on calendar Assist Pow Wows with using PowWows.com's resources to promote their events Collect information for Pow ...

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2016 People’s Choice Awards Voting

Please vote for your favorites based on their performance in 2015. Voting is open to everyone!  You can vote multiple times! Voting ends 1/31/16.

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2015 Most Popular PowWows.com Facebook Posts

During 2015 PowWows.com's facebook page surged to over 500,000 followers. With over 4,000 posts, below are the most popular posts.  Thank you all for sharing, liking, and reading our posts! #1 - 4,530,176 People Reached (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

ALERT - STOLEN BEADWORKLast night this beadwork was stolen. ...

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Top 15 Most Popular Stories of 2015

In 2015 we published over 725 stories on PowWows.com, from Gathering of Nations, mascots, issues, protests, celebrations, sports and more!  We appreciate you reading and sharing these stories!  Look for more great articles in 2016!

Below are the 15 most popular stories published on PowWows.com in 2015!

Beautiful Daughter’s Hand Drum Song Rocks Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

This young lady started singing and the entire audience at Gathering of Nations fell silent to hear ...

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Top 9 PowWows.com’s Instagram Photos

2015 was an incredible year for PowWows.com on Instagram!  Thanks for sharing many great photos!  Below are our most popular 9 photos of 2015. Join us on Instagram!  ...

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Thanks! 500,000 Facebook Fans

Thanks for the amazing support!  There are now over a half a million people on Facebook following PowWows.com! You have shown the world through social media the power and size of Indian Country! To thank everyone, we are giving away a Chief Joseph Pendleton Blanket! Enter using the form below.  Be sure to complete all the options, the more you enter, the more chances you have to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Watch Choctaw Pow Wow Live – December 5-6 ,2015

PowWows.com will stream the 2015 Choctaw Pow Wow LIVE from Durant, Oklahoma! Watch Live Pow Wow Info **** New Dates **** December 5 & 6, 2015 Over $100,000 in Prize Money Choctaw Event Center Admission Free to the Public  

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Preparing an Easy Thanksgiving Dinner !!

Preparing a Thanksgiving dinner can be pretty brutal if you're making everything from scratch, here are a couple short cuts on getting the job done without all the hassle. Lets take a quick look into the preparation that my mom put into making an, "easy" , great tasting Thanksgiving dinner! 1) Getting those potato's ready! Pretty much my mom said, "go shop for whatever you want to eat" .  So because I despise eating mashed potato's from the box I opted for the little ...

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2015 Native American Holiday Gift Guide

It's that time of year again! We're all inundated with holiday ads trying to get us to buy, buy, buy! But you don't have to succumb to all the mass-produced gifts. Try and buy unique gifts that also benefit Native artisans and businesses! Here are some cool and fun gifts I've found for that special someone on your shopping list. FOOD/DRINK Native American Tea Mini Sampler from Native American Tea Company - ...

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Straight Dancing

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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Quill Earrings

How to Make Porcupine Quill Earrings – Craft Tutorial

Porcupine quills were used by Native people of the Great Lakes area as decorating materials long before the introduction of seed beads by the European traders. This seemed to be true where ever this animal was found in the wooded areas of the northern continent.

Quills were dyed colors with natural dyes, used in their round state, or flattened and used as a platting material. The most renowned decorative use of quills in the Great Lakes area was and continues to be on birch bark baskets.

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