Posts under: Native Profiles

Moving Native Poem Wins Poetry Contest

"My Once Life" is a hybrid video poem about the continuing impact of colonization on tribal peoples. Native people resist their violent history and contemporary political struggles through engaging with deep historical knowledge and creating new oral histories. The poem is read by 12 Native women living in Los Angeles...

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Canku Onestar – Powwows.com Dancer Profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHP1VHfSP4w Canku Onestar  <---- that guy is a really good Fancy Dancer. Canku represents the Sićangu, Oglala Lakota, Onieda & Seneca Nations.  Every Powwow generation has its most noted dancers and holding the torch for the Men's Fancy division is Canku, pronounced (jong-koo). What makes Canku a champion dancer is not his...

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Kayla Marshall – Powwows.com Dancer Profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qllvVP-yMs For our powwows.com readers, many of you are learning that our powwow dancers come from unique and diverse backgrounds, which sometimes make their personal stories very compelling. As you listen to Kayla's interview above, you'll find that she's charismatic, has tons of depth and uses the powwow arena for...

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