Hoop Dancer Serves As Ambassador for Deaf Children

Burton Bird might be deaf, but that hasn't stopped him from learning how to dance and being passionate about sharing the culture with others. Like most deaf or hearing impaired people, he can still feel the rhythm and vibrations from the music. “That’s how I learned, by the beat of the drum,” he says in an interview with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. The youngest child of late Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Senator Allen Bird, he has always communicated through sign ...

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Larry Yazzie – Sharing Indigenous Culture with the World

I caught up with Larry Yazzie the founder of the successful dance troupe – Native Pride Dancers. Yazzie was in Albuquerque, New Mexico as part of the head staff at the Gathering of Nations pow-wow held in April every year. Yazzie started dancing at the tender young age of 7 years old, and now he is 49 years old. He learned how to dance by observing. He dances northern style fancy dance. “There are two types of Fancy Dance – Northern ...

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Norma Baker Flying Horse Sews It Straight

  Norma Baker Flying Horse Norma Baker Flying Horse is one of the most recognized appliqué designers of the Northern Plains that has represented a tradition that spans back centuries. An enrolled member of the Hidatsa Tribe from the Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota as well as the Dakota Sioux Tribe and Assiniboine Tribe, Norma Baker Flying Horse is taking the Powwow Trail and Indian Country by storm with her unique ...

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Steven Daniel Hayes – Native Country Singer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x9Y7ejCVH8 This weeks Feature Native Artist is Steven Daniel Hayes. (Yuki/Blackfeet/Pomo) I found Steven giving a mini concert at a friends birthday party on the Coyote Valley Indian Reservation in Redwood Valley, California.  Steven's voice is very polished and is no stranger to show business. Check out his live interview below! You can find him on Facebook: www.facebook.com/steven.hayes.7315 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV6Fc-fzgM0

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Are you the next Miss Native American USA 2016 ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orcb9Lmb9r4 On August 27th, young Native American women will travel across the United States to Arizona for a chance to compete and represent their communities for the title of Miss Native American USA 2016! The #MNAUSA pageant committee is currently accepting applications for candidates. "Miss Native American USA Organization is seeking talented young Native American women across the country to become the next ambassador for their Tribe and all of Native America. Do you have what it takes to represent the crown ...


Feature: Peter “Tito” Ybarra Gets Truthful and Honest on His Plans

Feature | Peter “Tito” Ybarra on Comedy by Darren Thompson, Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe For those of you in Indian Country who like to laugh, you’ve probably seen one of Peter “Tito” Ybarra’s videos on social media. He’s an all around hilarious guy who has traveled Indian Country singing most notably with Midnite Express and shares the humor many of us have experienced both on the Powwow trail and back home on the rez. And in a good way, we can always ...

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Future Indian Powwow Princess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v01Bf6bwUtI The 2016 powwow season is officially under way and Jeanine Lomaintewa (Paiute & Hopi) of Bishop, California., is on the powwow trail. Jeanine is currently running for the Sr. Miss Pabanamanina Powwow Princess and came to the 45th Annual Stanford Powwow to sell raffle tickets and raise awareness about their upcoming powwow from September 23rd - 25th! Apart of running for the Pabanamanina Powwow Princess, the candidates must sell at least 200 raffle tickets, when I met Jeanine, she was circulating the ...

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World Champion Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan Shows Us His Skills

Anytime is a good time for hoop dancing! I'm sure you'll enjoy this video I recently watched of hoop dancer Tony Duncan (Apache, Arikara and Hidatsa) dancing at the Easy Street Arts Festival in Carefree, Arizona. // My favorite thing to do!!! Hoop dance, hoop ...

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Kiowa Nations Mourns the Loss of Artist Robert Redbird

CNN/Robert Redbird Sr. Family The Native American community learned some very sad news over the weekend. Robert Redbird, an iconic Kiowa artist, passed away early Saturday morning at the age of 76. He had been battling an illness for some time as noted by his Facebook page. He seemed to be doing better last year, but a recent post from March 1st asked everyone for ...

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Miss International Two Spirit 2016 – Spirit Wildcat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9zBDzBRrIU Last weekend, the current reigning Miss International Two Spirit - Spirit Wildcat (Shoshone/Bannock), made an appearance at the 5th Annual BAAITS Two Spirit Powwow in San Francisco, California.  I caught up with her for a quick interview: Please introduce yourself! Good morning, Afternoon, Evening. My name is Spirit Wildcat, I'm the current reigning Miss International Two-Spirit XVII. I am from Fort Hall, Idaho and an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.  My parents are Larry & Sonya Wadsworth both of Fort Hall, Idaho. How ...

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Northern Traditional Dancing

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