19 Photos from the 49th Annual Native American Day in California

On the West Steps of California's State Capitol, attendees of the 49th Annual Native American Day were treated to a full day of fun, food, and entertainment. With this year's theme, “Education: Building Tomorrow Through Teachings Today”, the Education Pavilion hosted cultural practitioners who shared their wisdom and culture via mini-lectures and demonstrations throughout the day. Photographer Paula Schultz was at this special event to document the brilliant speakers and dancers who captivated the crowd.

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – October 19, 2016

Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple of weeks! Plan your Pow Wow trips! Upcoming Pow Wow 2016 Skagit Valley College Fall Powwow October 14 - October 16 2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA - 98273 The 35th Annual Fall Festival & Tennessee State Pow Wow October 14 - October 16 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN - 37076 CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER
 PARK POW WOW October 14 - October 16 269 River Landing Road, ...

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Best Tutorial Ever? ‘Authentic’ Native American Makeup

Just in time for Halloween, check out this "authentic" Native American makeup tutorial! This video promises to teach you how to apply "Native makeup that won’t offend ANYONE!" Let's watch! Haha, these videos crack me up! Thanks for the laughs Buzzfeed.

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Check out These Two Sweethearts Dancing Their Way to First Place!

The annual San Manuel Pow Wow, hosted by the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians, was held on October 7, 8 and 9th at California State University San Bernardino. As they usually do, the pow wow hosted special contests, including the Sweethearts Dance Special. This year's winners were Jocey Bird and Trae LittleSky and many videos went viral of the two dancing. This one is from Amigo Kandu:...

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This nice 7 piece Native American Indian star design dance set features a fully beaded necklace, a 2 strand beaded choker, beaded barrette, pair of beaded earstuds, and a pair of beaded hairties. The pieces are beaded with small 3 cut beads. This set was made by L. Schrock; Tribe:Choctaw.

The pieces have cotton fabric backings. This set is inb great condition. This beautiful Indian dance set ...

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Hear This! Beautiful Birdsinging Live from California

The opening night of the Wild Beast Concert Series at CalArts this Fall showcased the rich culture of birdsinging in California. Increasingly recognized as one of the most sublime legacies in world music, the Birdsinging tradition of Cahuilla and other Southern California Native cultures is the subject of this revelatory program. CalArts is honored to welcome Elders Wally Antone and Walter Holmes Jr., the foremost practitioners of a repertoire that includes nearly 400 songs. The ...

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Making Regalia Shows Us How To Make a Rocker

The Making Regalia tutorials with host Juaquin Lonelodge are always a popular share with our readers. As you might know, Juaquin is a former national Men's Fancy Dance champion and has many years of experience making regalia. I think we could all learn a thing or two from him! In this episode he has Dwight Whitebuffalo in the studio to help make rockers. Let's check it out! Making Regalia Show_12_SN2 from CATV47 on Vimeo. Making ...

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The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Share Their PowWow Stories

What a great idea for a video! This one comes from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, who are celebrating 20+ years of pow wow fun. In this video they asked community members for their best pow wow memories. 20 Years of Culture...20 Years of Dance...20 Years of Song...20 Years of Heritage...20 Years of Stories...We have been telling the story of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Pow Wow for 20 years...now we want to hear yours. What's your story? ...

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Check Out These Hot Designs from the Talented Tishynah Buffalo

I am absolutely in loooooove with these dresses from Cree designer Tishynah Buffalo. Cute right? So I had to find out a bit more about who she was and where she's from. Bio from the RAW Artist website: My name is Tishynah Buffalo I am a 25 years old Cree woman from George Gordon First Nation Saskatchewan but I grew up in Alexander First Nation, ...

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Hoop Dancers in Solidarity with Standing Rock

What a great way to show your support by dancing! Compiled by Sage Romero from the AkaMya Cultural Dance Group, hoop dancers from Canada and USA come together in this beautiful video to dance in solidarity with the peace camps protecting the water and land against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannonball, ND. "Hoop Dancing has been offered as a healing for the people, and in this spirit, Hoop Dancers danced to raise awareness of the #NoDAPL Movement, and also for ...

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