Pow Wow Calendar Update – May 21, 2015

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 Gissiwas Creek Pow Wow 2015 May 24 - May 25 13819 - N 5th Avenue, Marion, Michigan - 49665 E-Mamawohkamatotan Intertribal Pow Wow May 23 - May 23 33700 Prentis Ave., Mission , BC 6th Annual Native Woodland Gathering May 23 - May 24 4595 CR 153, Zanesfield, OH - 43360 Memorial Pow Wow Traditional Pow ...

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Native American Beaded Belt Buckle – eBay find of the week

Native American Beaded Belt Buckle A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items) Click here to buy

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Making Regalia – Bustle Backboards

On this episode of Making Regalia with Juaquin Lonelodge, with special guest Willow Abrahamson, they show us how to construct a bustle backboard. Making Regalia - Episode 7 Season 2 from CATV47 on Vimeo. As you know, these episodes are brought to you by Cheyenne and Arapaho Television- CATV47. They don't have the big budgets like the major networks do so if you love these shows, why not throw a little change their ...

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Eagle Feathers and Graduation Day – School Says No!

  We applaud all the Native American students who will soon be walking proudly across the stage to receive their high school diplomas. However, this joyous occasion usually turns sour when the students cannot honor their heritage by wearing an eagle feather with their cap and gown. Year after year students and their families ask, will the administration allow me to wear an eagle feather in my cap? King 5 News ...

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Don’t Miss! SF Giants Native American Heritage Night

The San Francisco Giants welcome you and your family and friends to AT&T Park to take part in a celebration of the Bay Area's Native American culture by hosting a Native American Heritage Night on Wednesday June 24th! Ticket package includes a ticket to the Wednesday June 24th evening game versus the San Diego Padres and a special Giants commemorative T-shirt.


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The life of a Powwow MC! An interview with Tom Phillips

During the Stanford Powwow on May 9th 2015, Tom Phillips took precious time from his dinner break to sit with me and discuss what it means to him to be a Powwow MC, and how he came to this arena of his life.

Me: I wanted to ask you what made you decide to pursue becoming an MC? Tom Phillips: Years ago right around the Alcatraz occupation, I decided that I would try to divert some of my efforts towards ...

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10 Times Spike Draper’s Dancing Left Us in Awe

All throughout Indian Country everyone is mourning the loss of a great dancer, Spike Draper. A lot of people have been turning to social media to share their condolences with the family and share their favorite photos and stories of Spike. I went through YouTube and found some great footage of Spike dancing through the years. Here are some highlights for you to enjoy. Fancy Feather Spotlight at 2014 Red Mountain Eagle Powwow in Scottsdale, AZ: North ...


Rest In Peace – Spike Draper

Indian Country mourns the loss of a Pow Wow Champion Spike Draper. Spike Draper passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the LDS Church in Kirtland, New Mexico at 10:00 am. Flowers can be sent to Cope Memorial Funeral Home in Kirtland, New Mexico. ...


Whoop There It Is! Loretta Sanchez’s War Cry

This morning on the local news in Los Angeles, I woke up to a video being played of California Congreswoman of the 46th District - Loretta Sanchez, making the usual whoop whoop stereotype of Native Americans. She was originally referring to Indian Americans and made the whoop whoop gesture so that her audience wouldn't confuse who she was talking about. This is making National news because Loretta is currently running for the U.S. Senate seat of California! Heres what Native Comedian ...

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Southern Style: Miss Indian North Carolina!

MISS INDIAN NORTH CAROLINA! Interview by Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor Quick! Where is NDN COUNTRY? South Dakota? New Mexico? Oklahoma?  While each of these great states is home to outstanding tribes and Native nations, North Carolina also ranks in the Top Ten states with Native population, according to the US Census. Miss Indian North Carolina, Savannah Baber, shares her journey to represent these Southeast Tribes and ...

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