A Little Slice of Pine Ridge at Sundance Film Festival

A lot of buzz is being generated about the film Songs My Brothers Taught Me, which will be shown at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival this week. Maybe it's because the film is set on the Pine Ridge Reservation and the director, Chloé Zhao, was born in Beijing. As Zhao tells Filmmaker Magazine back in 2013, a lot of people have asked why she's interested in the Lakota's story. “I get asked a lot, ‘Why are you doing this?’” Zhao says ...

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13 New Recipes to Try from #NativeEats Cookbook

Back in November, First Peoples Worldwide put out a call to their readers for recipes with an Indigenous flavor. They collaborated with the American Indian College Fund and came up with a collection of 13 recipes. Ancient Mayan Hot Chocolate Blue Corn Buttermilk Muffins Calabacitas Cherokee Huckleberry Bread Chippewa Wild Rice and Chicken Soup Clay’s Buffalo Meatloaf Corn Hill Soup Fry Bread Mommy Soup Posole with Red Chile Simple Meat Smoked Oyster Potato Cakes Sweet Potato Soup I was just looking for a good ...

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BEAVER LAKE DANCER POWPOW 2014

CATEGORY NAME PLACE         JR WOMENS FANCY JADE BROWN 5       JR WOMENS FANCY FELICIA BADGER 4       JR WOMENS FANCY TARALYN GADWA 3       JR WOMENS FANCY TRISH ALBERT 2       JR WOMENS FANCY KARLENE CUTKNIFE 1       Women's Jingle ELISSA GADWA 5       Women's Jingle LACY ALBERT 4       Women's Jingle KRISTEN TOOTOOSIS 3       Women's Jingle LEAH OMEASO 2       Women's Jingle ANGELIN GADWA 1     Women's Traditional RAYLENE HUNTER 5     Women's Traditional...

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“Whether Or Not You’re Recognized By Your Government,You’re Recognized By Us!” Blue Mountain Tribe Makes Music For All!

Interview By Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor http://bluemountaintribe.com/ What happens when you mix music with military service? BLUE MOUNTAIN TRIBE, a tremendously talented band that is reaching international audiences. Motivated by a strong message, a mission to serve others and stirring songs, this great Native Band is poised to make a mark on the music scene! ...

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Activist, Entertainer, Educator: Renee Roman Nose’s Visionary Voice!

Visionary. Voice. Vibrance. Renee Roman Nose inspires many through her music, speaking, comedy, acting and example. A Southern Cheyenne, she is a passionate advocate for the environment and for others. Renee Roman Nose shares her motivational enthusiasm and brings a smile to all of us in a delightful visit here on Powwows.com and in two interviews on A CONVERSATION WITH DAWN KARIMA. Visionary Voice ...

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‘Native Haute Couture’ to Celebrate the History of Native American Fashion

If you're a fashionista and in the Chicagoland area, don't miss out on this new exhibit! The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian will be presenting a new exhibit featuring “Native Haute Couture” on January 31. This year-long exhibit will celebrate the history of Native American high fashion from pre-contact to today. There will be many unique and priceless garments on display that showcase American Indian artistry and expertise in tanning, weaving, ...

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Check Out This Little Guy Jammin’ Out!

I'll let the video speak for itself. Go Jaylen! // Post by Just 2 Keen Comedy.

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2014 BEAR CLAW

CATEGORY NAME PLACE     JR WOMENS FANCY LARYN OAKES 5     JR WOMENS FANCY NADINE OBEY 4     JR WOMENS FANCY TATIYANA BROWN 3     JR WOMENS FANCY ASHLYN MCARTHUR 2     JR WOMENS FANCY KALEY REDMAN 1     JR. Women's Jingle LACY ALBERT 5     JR. Women's Jingle MALLORY OAKES 4     JR. Women's Jingle ASHLEIGH BONAISE 3     JR. Women's Jingle ELISSE LAVALLEE 2     JR. Women's Jingle AMANDA IRONSTAR 1     JR. Women's Traditional TIERRA LABELL 5     JR. Women's ...

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Looking to Learn Tlingit? Great Resource!

I know a lot of us are looking to learn our languages better. Fortunately we are living in the Information Age and there are great online resources for those who don't have access to their community or the elders who still speak it. I recently found a YouTube channel managed by X̱ʼunei (Lance A. Twitchell), Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages at the University of Southeast Alaska. This channel contains clips from ...

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MSUM Speaks with Head Dancer Quinne Goodwin-Chaffee

Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) CampusNews interviewed the head female dancer for last year's 25th Annual Woodlands and High Plains Powwow, one of the most popular cultural events in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Quinne Goodwin-Chaffee is a member of the White Earth Nation and has been pow wow dancing all her life. In this interview she shares a cute story about when she started dancing and how it important it is to dance for those who no longer can....

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