This nice beaded rosette buckskin Native American Indian purse or bag features a beautiful large handdone Native American star design rosette done with small round beads, silver tacks, glass fire polished beads, bovine bone hairpipe, beaded top edges, handcut buckskin laces, satin liner, and ringtop cowrie shells. This purse was made by K. Carroll; Tribe: Choctaw. This purse is made from ...

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Charity Helps Native Students Succeed with Much Needed School Supplies

Even though there's plenty of sunshine and warm days in our future, the department store displays are all reminding me of what's on the horizon: Back to School! Eeek! My kiddo is still in summer camp and we have many more trips to local swimming holes in our future, but it's time to start thinking about checking off all the items on his school supply list. I take it for granted that I can usually find what I need in ...

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13 Superb Shots from the Squamish Nation Youth Powwow

The 28th Annual Squamish Nation Youth Powwow, located on the Capilano Reserve Park in West Vancouver, British Columbia, took place the second weekend of July. Photographer Alan Beaton was there to take in the sights and the sounds and beautifully captured the spirit of the weekend. Please take a look below and his photos from the pow wow!     Thank you Alan for allowing us to share your images with our readers! Also if you have a moment, ...

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Brent Cahwee – – Native American in 2016 Summer Olympics – Pow Wow Life Episode 7

Pow Wow Life Episode 7 Interview with Brent Cahwee from  We talk about the Native American heading to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.  Brent also gives us a year in review of Native athletes. Visit for more information about Native American athletes. Pow Wow Life is recorded live on's Facebook page!  Be sure to like our Facebook page to get notifications of future live shows.  Watch and chat live! Sponsor Pow Wow ...

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40 Photos from the 50th Annual Kainai Pow Wow and Celebration

The 50th Annual Kainai Pow Wow & Celebration was held the third weekend of July at Red Crow Park in Standoff, Alberta, Canada. The park is said to feature one of the larger open air arbors on the pow wow trail which always makes for stunning photos! Photographer Patti Tanewasha, member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs from Oregon, attended the pow wow and captured tons of great footage from the event. I bet you'll agree with me that ...

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Watch the New Video for “Stadium Pow Wow” by ATCR

A Tribe Called Red recently released a new single titled "Stadium Pow Wow". Like most of their other songs, they've collaborated with a well-known drum group. This time they worked with Black Bear Singers, a drum group from the community of Manawan, of the Atikamekw nation in the province of Quebec, Canada. The track is definitely a heavy stomper, one that would work well on your workout music mix when you need some inspiration to get over that last hill. ...

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – July 20, 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 38th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow Queens County Farm Museum July 29-31, 2016 July 29 - July 31 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, New York - 11004 Wildfire Phillips Intertribal PowWow July 30 - July 31 13 sharon drive, fair haven, Vermont - 05743 66th Annual Indian Hills Powwow July 29 - July 30 9300 ...

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“Let Us Dance!” – New Supaman Video

Supaman's videos on Facebook have become extremely popular.  His videos have millions of views. Christian Parrish Takes the Gun, or Supaman, has been sharing his hip hop styling on the internet with own unique Native American style. Why hip hop? "Native Americans grasp that culture of hip-hop because of the struggle," he says. "Hip-hop was talking about the ghetto life, poverty, crime, drugs, alcohol, teen pregnancy; all that crazy stuff that happens in the ghetto is similar to the reservation life. ...

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New Documentary Will Put Spotlight on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

As reported by The Guardian, a documentary is currently being made to shed light on the disappearance and murders of thousands of indigenous women across Canada. Hollywood star Zoe Saldana has jumped on board with her production company Cinestar Pictures, which is run by Saldana and her two sisters. Hopefully her star power will help bring much needed attention to the story. “If this exact same story were being told in a country in Africa, I think we would be ...


Indigenous Stories Featured in PBS Film Festival – Vote Now!

The PBS Online Film Festival is now in its 5th year running from July 11 through July 29. Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films from PBS member stations, POV and collaborations with public television producers, including the Center for Asian American Media, Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), and Vision Maker Media. This year's entries include a couple of stories from Indian Country that ...

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Dance Styles


Fancy Shawl Dancing

Ladies Fancy Shawl is the newest form of Native American Women’s Dance, and is quite athletic! Fancy Shawl is often called Northern Shawl, as it does come form the Northern …


Quill Earrings

How to Make Porcupine Quill Earrings – Craft Tutorial

Porcupine quills were used by Native people of the Great Lakes area as decorating materials long before the introduction of seed beads by the European traders. This seemed to be true where ever this animal was found in the wooded areas of the northern continent.

Quills were dyed colors with natural dyes, used in their round state, or flattened and used as a platting material. The most renowned decorative use of quills in the Great Lakes area was and continues to be on birch bark baskets.