Saving Our Beautiful Future One Dance At A Time!

Our beautiful Native future! Interview by Dr Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Native Youth...Native Dance! Our Youth are our future and our future is beautiful! Alorha Baga, champion Jingle Dress Dancer, and Donzia Morales, former Miss Chemawa and Miss Te-Moak Queen are  making a beautiful difference in the lives of Native Youth. Wonder ...

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WHOLE AND HAPPY: Rosalia Badhorse’s Powwow Power!

Northern Cheyenne Beauty! Interview by Dr. Dawn Karima,Native American Culture Editor Rosalia Badhorse LOVES Powwows! Dynamic and Charming, Former Miss Northern Cheyenne Rosalia Badhorse shared with about her education, dancing and how to create the perfect powwow! Q) It's great to visit with you!!! What are some of the facts you'd like us to ...

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How a Bear Brings Happiness on the Pow Wow Trail

What started out as a gift for her grandson turned into a gift for many. Shirley Hill is a fancy shawl dancer from the Siksika Nation in Canada. As any grandmother would do, she saw a cute puppet she thought her grandson would love and immediately purchased it. She brought the bear puppet to him and he named it Lemon, after the orange ...

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Flawless: Interview with Native Makeup Artist Isaac Meyers

Meet Isaac Meyers, Celebrity Makeup Artist & Beauty Expert. He's worked with stars such as Etta James, Rihanna, Rob Lowe and Ray Liotta, yet he remains down to earth. How did this Native man become top in his field? In this short Q&A we find out a little bit more about Meyers. Isaac with his mom, ...

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Congratulations Suzan Shown Harjo! Recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom

This week, President Barack Obama named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Congratulations goes out to Suzan Harjo (Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee) who was among those recipients. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private ...


WARRIOR WOMAN: Michelle FlyingMan’s Heroic Life

  Warrior Woman! Interview by Dr Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Q) Thank you for your service! You are truly a mighty Warrior Woman! Tell us about your Native heritage? A) I am from the Kiowa and Southern Cheyenne tribes of Oklahoma. Q) How does such a proud legacy shape your life? A) On my Kiowa side, I am a descendant of the last war chief of our tribe, Satanta or “White ...

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Double Blessing: A visit with Iceis Rain

Unique and Talented Iceis Rain! Iceis Rain is a truly unique talent! Brave and courageous, this skillful star dazzles audiences with poise and power.  Fresh from a triumph at the APCMA, this spectacular star shared a gripping story with! Interview by Dr Dawn Karima, PhD, Native American Culture Editor Q) Who is Iceis Rain? A) Hello, My name is Iceis Rain, the second spirit of Massey Whiteknife from the ...

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Natives Rising with Ravenspeaker!

  Ravenspeaker is a powerful force behind Northwest Indian News and Natives Rising! --- Dr Dawn Karima, PhD, Native American Culture Editor Ravenspeaker is the stage name for Robert Frederiksen an Alaskan Tsimshian storyteller of the Raven Clan. He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and has traveled all over North America as a recognized Culture Bearer for the ...

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The Skin She’s In: Native Tattoo Model and Magazine Editor Elizabeth Rivera!

Vibrant Native Model Elizabeth Rivera! Interview by Dr Dawn Karima, PhD, Native Culture Editor Native Stunner! Fans of Tattoos know her. Social Media Followers know her. Native Magazine Readers know her. Now, Elizabeth Rivera will be known to Readers for her talent, beauty and Native Pride! Q) You’re such a popular social media personality! ...


What does “Vision of Loveliness” Mean to Jessa Calderon?

Jessa Calderon, Fancy Shawl Dancer! Fancy Shawl Dancer Jessa Calderon celebrates her Native heritage at Powwows. This Tongva/Chumash/Mexica entertainer is also a talented singer/songwriter/rapper. She shares her love of music, traditional culture and the latest on her new CD with! Jessa Calderon is excited about ...

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