Rhonda Mato Najin Kozma Makes Moccs that Rock!

Rhonda Mato Najin Kozma makes moccasins that powwow dancers love to rock! Her beadwork melds Lakota tradition with the legacy of her dyamic ancestors. She pauses from making a set of new moccs to share her talent with us at Powwows.com! Rhonda Mato Najin Kozma wants to help powwow peeps rock our moccs everyday!   ...

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What It’s Like To Grow Up in the Powwow Circle and Not Come From a Powwow Family

Without a doubt, at every powwow, they will be noticed; the kid with a mismatched outfit and either Tandy Leather Factory moccasins or simply socks and shoes. Like all little kids, they don't care what they look like, how they come off to people or what they do - they dance simply to dance. I was that child. I didn't come from an extensive line of dancers, no one in my family ...

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Northern Arapaho Artist Robert Martinez Makes Masterpieces!

Robert Martinez, Northen Arapaho Artist! Robert Martinez expresses his heritage though his art!...

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Step by Step: Mohawk Artist Jerrilyn King-Russell

Magnificent beading by Jerrilyn King-Russell!!!   Mohawk beading artist Jerrilyn King-Russell keeps her Six Nations traditions alive! Lovely set by Jerrilyn King -Russell!!! ...

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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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#ThereIsHope – Suicide Prevention and Awareness on the Pine Ridge

The Pine Ridge Reservation, a place that is often painted as one of the most impoverished, unhealthy and downright ugly places that you can imagine, whose 28,000 residents call this place home and choose not only to overlook the negative, but also to do what they can to make it beautiful. One of those residents is local youth, Janay Jumping Eagle, Oglala Lakota, of Kyle, SD. Last winter, Janay posted a photo to her Facebook profile of a basketball, with the ...

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Hoopin’ It Up in Hoopa

You might remember some hoop dancing videos we've shared of Sage Romero before. Or our in-depth interview with the accomplished hoop dancer from last year. Recently, Sage Romero was invited to Hoopa, California to perform his special brand of hoop dancing for the "Hoopa All Indian Tourney." The video features shots from the performance as well as beautiful landscape shots of the area. Enjoy! For more Hoop Dancing and cultural events by Sage Romero and ...

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Sam Bearpaw Apache Actor!

Sam Bearpaw's great acting career spans movies,tv and modeling! Actor. Producer. Powwow Champion. Sam Bearpaw distinguishes himself in the Powwow arena and in the area of media. This mighty Apache's film credits include the recent "Cowboy Zombies", "Yellow Rock" and "Nate and the Colonel". On Powwow Highway, Sam Bearpaw tells us, “I am ‘Athabaskin Blood’ of the ‘Warm Springs’ and ‘White ...

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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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Q&A with Artist and Activist Gregg Deal

Gregg Deal is a Pyramid Lake Paiute artist and activist living in the Washinton DC area. I have personally followed both his art and activism for a year or so now, and was able to snag him from his crazy busy schedule to answer a few questions for me about what drives him in his work. If you have not heard of Gregg Deal, he is a main voice in much of the “Change the Name” movement against the Washington ...

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