Learn the Art of Drum Making with Shawn Littlebear

Shawn Littlebear (Southern Cheyenne) is the host of a new show on Cheyenne and Arapaho Television called The Native Drum. Littlebear is a traditional drum maker who shares with us his techniques for making drums in this premier episode. Watch below! Once again Cheyenne and Arapaho Television are bringing us quality shows that keep traditions and native creativity alive. Thank you!

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After years of tears, why is TV’s “Kind Hearted Woman” finally smiling?

Kind Hearted Woman captures the scandal and strength surrounding a powerful Native woman and her family! by Dr. Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Why is Robin Poor Bear smiling? She's overcome tragedy ...

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On the Mic: MC, Dancer and Native Leader Kay Oxendine

Kay Oxendine is from the Haliwa-Saponi tribe. She has been writing since she was a child, writing her first book in first grade. She enjoys being able to bring her subjects to life on paper, and particularly loves writing about her rich Native American culture. She has been published over 300 times in different newspapers, magazines, and blogs. She also has been published in several books concerning Native American women and ...

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It’s Gary Farmer’s Birthday…So, why is this great actor singing the blues?

Happy Birthday, Gary Farmer! This Native film icon is noted for his standout roles in Powwow Highway, Dead Man, Smoke Signals and many other classics of Native American film. He's even starring in the new Sundance series, The Red Road, which features him as a tribal Chief.  With all this success...why is Gary Farmer singing the Blues? Gary Farmer is singing the BLUES!!!   ...

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WARRIOR UP!!! Sister Nations Color Guard

In the midst of Native American Night for the Atlanta Dream, a group of strong and beautiful Warriors took center stage. Honoring the USA, the flag and cheering for Shoni Schimmel, Sister Nations Color Guard displayed grace and elegance. As they travel to powwows and events, these Veterans demonstrate the power and beauty of Native women and culture.  Recently, two of their members, Carisa Gonzalez and Angel Young, shared the story of this special group of Warriors. ...

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Stormie Weather…The Forecast Looks Bright for Miss Eastern Shoshone Days Queen!

Miss Eastern Shoshone Days Queen, Stormie Perdash, dazzled Powwows.com with her grace and poise when we interviewed her for her coronation. A talented student and a dedicated jingle dress dancer, this dynamic dancer has enjoyed her reign. She shares with us her highlight reel, which includes academic accomplishments, family ties and her upcoming special! Miss Eastern Shoshone Days Queen and her Sister! [caption ...

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OXDX Clothing Celebrates 5 years

Back in 2009, Navajo college student Jared Yazzie had a dream to create bold colorful t-shirts with a strong Native message. From this dream, OxDx Clothing was born. OxDx Clothing is influenced by Yazzie's Navajo culture as well as pop culture, street art and music. From their Facebook page: We sometimes forget how to walk in beauty, but OxDx strives to regain lost traditions. Here's a sample of some of the current OxDx ...

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Rez to Runway: JG Indie Collection Storms Onto the Fashion Scene

Stunning designs. Innovative lines. Passionate creativity. For fashion sensation, Jolonzo Goldtooth, these aspects are all part of a day's work. This Dine designer is rapidly rising on the couture scene, and this interview shows us why.           DK) Wow! Just Wow! I know I say wow a lot, but that's what comes to ...

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Haida Hero! Professional Basketball Star Damen Bell-Holter

Interview by Dr. Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor

"You can take the boy out of the village, but you can't take the village out of the boy."  Damen Bell-Holter, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound power forward, celebrates his Haida heritage with a tattoo that states his eternal connection to his ethnic heritage. We recently visited about his amazing journey from Alaska to the NBA and how he is blessed to be a blessing.

Q) Congratulations on a successful season! You ...

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Why Do You Dance?

Why do you dance? For Crystal Stempson, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, it's a way to shake off everyday troubles and just be free. "At the point when I go out and dance, I just forget about everything. I don't think about what's going on around me," Stempson said. "I'm not really out there to dance for myself, to get in shape. I dance because people enjoy watching me dance." "It's fun. It's freeing. I feel free when I ...

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