Ivan Succo: Dancer, Drummer, Designer!

Dancer, Drummer, Designer Ivan Succo! Powwow Plumes! Powwows are a powerful part of life for Ivan Succo! A talented Navajo artist, his plumes are prized by some of the greatest dancers in the Powwow Arena. Dancing, Drumming and Designs are all in a day's work for this skillful Dine' artisan! ...

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Building Community Across Powwow Highway One Bead at a Time!

Nature themes are a big factor in Angela La Londe's artwork! Building a community through beading!   by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Okangan style beading! "Beading taught me to be caring, ...


Congratulations! Amelia Wilson Recipient of Judson L. Brown Scholarship

In a press release from the Sealaska Heritage Institute, they have revealed their selection for the Judson L. Brown Leadership Award, a student who demonstrates outstanding academic performance and leadership. The recipient, Amelia “Tlaagoonk” Wilson, is a Chookaneidi (Eagle/Bear), Kaach.adi Yadi (Child of the Raven/Land Otter). She is pursuing a master’s degree in rural development at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Rural and Community Development. The $5,000 scholarship goes to students who have demonstrated academic achievement and leadership ...

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Youth in the Circle:Cheyenne Softwinds

Youth Jingle Dancer Cheyenne Softwinds! Young People are Powwows' Beautiful Future! Jingle Dancing requires prayers, persistence and practice! Powwows.com met with a Teen, who is eager to aid others with hope and healing each time she sidesteps in the Circle! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor ...

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10 Powwow People You Need to Follow on Instagram

Let me just be the first to say it - I am addicted to Instagram. It's a unique social media platform where you can share a single photo at once, (sometimes continuously), connect with others and track some very unique hashtags... #ifyouwannajudgethengosmudge, anyone? Here's a list of people I've followed for awhile and whom I've noticed are respected and positive influences for their communities, families and the powwow world. It was definitely a process narrowing this list down, but I chose ...

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Cochise Anderson Sees the Future Through the Past!

Cochise Anderson! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native Culture Editor DK: You have so many talents and you use them in such a unique way! Introduce yourself to us, please, and tell us how YOU describe what you do? CA: Halito, anchookma ikana-ma – Greetings, good to be here friends. My name is Cochise Anderson from the Chickasaw (Deer clan) and Choctaw (Raccoon clan) Nations of Oklahoma. (Okla – Houma is ...

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Miss Blackfeet’s Unique Experience in Zambia

Last year the 2014-2015 Miss Blackfeet title was awarded to Lynn Mad Plume at the North American Indian Days in Browning, Montana. The title goes to the worthy candidate who will of course represent the Blackfeet Nation with honor, pride and dignity at pow wows and other gatherings throughout the year. Here she is in a clip from the 2014 North American Indian Days performing a sign language prayer that was handed ...

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Miss Coeur D’Alene:A Classic Native Beauty!

Classic Native Beauty! Miss Coeur D'Alene and Little Miss Coeur D'Alene! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor DK: Congratulations! We're thrilled to visit with Miss Coeur D'Alene! Please introduce yourself to us? KA:  My name is Kyra Antone I am Coeur D' Alene and Tohono O' Odham! I am ...

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The life of a Powwow MC! An interview with Tom Phillips

During the Stanford Powwow on May 9th 2015, Tom Phillips took precious time from his dinner break to sit with me and discuss what it means to him to be a Powwow MC, and how he came to this arena of his life.

Me: I wanted to ask you what made you decide to pursue becoming an MC? Tom Phillips: Years ago right around the Alcatraz occupation, I decided that I would try to divert some of my efforts towards ...

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Rest In Peace – Spike Draper

Indian Country mourns the loss of a Pow Wow Champion Spike Draper. Spike Draper passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the LDS Church in Kirtland, New Mexico at 10:00 am. Flowers can be sent to Cope Memorial Funeral Home in Kirtland, New Mexico. ...



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