Gathering of Nations is on everyone's mind this week as they gear up for the event on April 24th through the 26th. Over on their YouTube channel, GONpowwow, there's a video from last year of Jay Begaye singing the Gathering of Nations song.
A little bit of history about the song from their website:
The Gathering of Nations song was written for and given to the Gathering of Nations in 1996, it was composed in the Diné/Navajo language by Alan Neskashi ...
Native American Fully Beaded Check Book Cover. Beautifully made using size 13 Czech Glass Beads and Tanned Buckskin as seen in pictures. The Colors are Blue with a Hint of Purple to it, Black, Grey, White, Rust Red, and Tan as seen in pictures. The Fully Beaded Check Book Cover is appox: 6-3/4'' inches long x 3-1/2'' inches tall appox. '' This is a Beautiful Beaded Check Book Cover a Real Killer ! '' That looks as if it has Never Used or Carried as seen in pictures. '' My Big ...
A new exhibit featuring some of the best and most distinctive moccasins from the collection at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian will be unveiled on Saturday, April 19. “Moccasins: Steps Through Time” showcases the major decorative styles and structures in types of indigenous footwear worn throughout the US and Canada. A curator tour is scheduled for 2:00 pm on the day of the opening.
Visitors will explore the significance of beadwork and quillwork on moccasins, how living in extreme ...
We love it when our readers share with us unique talent in the community. A reader suggested we check out Native Evolution and we had to share with you!
Steven Grounds, from the Navajo and Euchee tribes, was born in Pawnee, Oklahoma, in 1977. He has a life-long passion with art. After graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University in 2004, he began to focus his artistic vision under the moniker Native Evolution. It ...
Artist and Activist Star Nayea is well known for her powerful voice. When she sings, her voice is a mighty outreach of soul and strength. When she speaks, she shares her story and her insights in an effort to stop the scourges that youth struggle against these days. Recently, this outspoken performer poured out her heart in an interview with me.
Interview by Dr. Dawn Karima
Q) You stay so busy! On the road! Touring! What's new in your world?
A) First of ...
Sage Andrew Romero is from the Big Pine Paiute and Taos Pueblo Tribes. He is an accomplished Hoop Dancer that has traveled throughout the world sharing the hoop dance and Native culture with international audiences to help educate against stereotypes.
Here he is dancing for Matika Wilbur's Project 562 last year:
He has also produced a series of short clips he calls Hoop Stories which highlight his performances across the globe....
In case you missed it, the WNBA draft is tonight and Shoni Schimmel was one of twelve WNBA prospects invited to attend. Charlie Perry with NDNSports takes a closer look at how tonight might play out for Schimmel and who has their eye on her.
Coaches from around the league are taking notice of Schimmel who leads the 2014 class of shooting guards in scoring. Linn Dunn, head coach of the ...
Interview by Dr. Dawn Karima, Music Editor
Q) It's nice to visit with you! You're so well known! How do you introduce yourself to someone who doesn't yet know you and your excellent music?
A) I'd like to think I'm active and noticeable on the music scene (smile). My stage name is W.T. Goodspirit, my given name is Wayne Jackson. I come from the Plain Cree nation in northeastern Alberta, Canada. I am a country singer who dabbles in other closely knit ...
Heenetiineyoo3eihiiho' (Language Healers) tells the story of Native peoples striving to revitalize their languages. We learn about the importance of Native languages and cultures in Alaska from a Yup’ik dog musher and then from a Tlingit carver of wood and metal. The film then takes us to a school in Wisconsin where we hear the story of a seventh grade girl who was recently punished for speaking a few words of the Menominee language. We learn more about the fight ...
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