THE Largest Pow Wow – Gathering Of Nations

In the past 32 years the Gathering of Nations has grown from an early, simple dream to one of the world’s most recognized annual festivals. From the beginning the concept has always been to produce an event where Native people can come together each year to celebrate and share culture, and a place where singers and dancers can feel confident that competition is fair to all. The Gathering of Nations is the largest Pow Wow each year! Just how big is the ...

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New Travel Partner – Advantage Car Rental – Official Car Rental of PowWows.com

PowWows.com is excited to announce another exclusive travel savings offer to our readers!  PowWows.com'ers already get exclusive savings on all hotel stays booked with Motel 6.  Now Advantage is our official car rental for PowWows.com! Book through our Travel Portal for 10% savings on your next car rental! Rent a vehicle from one of the newest fleets in the car rental industry.  Advantage offers a wide range of vehicles to accommodate all your travel needs.  Choose from new 2015 ...

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Platinum Status for Carlos Nakai!!!

R. Carlos Nakai and Rita Coolidge celebrating at the NAMMYS! (photo courtesy of NAMA) ---Dawn Karima, Native American Culture Editor In recent news that will delight Native flute fans everywhere, The Native American Music Association (NAMA) has announced that multi-award winner and Lifetime Achievement recipient, R. Carlos Nakai has achieved 1,000,000 units in sales of his ...

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Navajo Student’s Film Premieres at 2015 White House Film Festival

More than 1,500 film submissions from K-12 students were submitted to the 2015 White House Film Festival. 15 lucky winners were chosen for the festival and one was from a young Navajo filmmaker from Arizona named Keanu Jones. Watch Keanu's interview about his film and the festival with Cronkite News Online: This year's theme was "The Impact of Giving Back." In Keanu's film he showcases Giving Back The Navajo Way. Congratulations Keanu! Hopefully ...

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15 Gorgeous Photos & Video from Apache Gold Casino Inter Tribal PowWow

Apache Gold Casino Resort recently hosted the 2015 Inter Tribal Powwow in San Carlos, AZ. They were kind enough to share some great video and photos with us. Check out the footage from Grand Entry and some gorgeous photos below!...

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Two First Nations Women Compete for Miss Universe Canada Title

The Miss Universe Canada pageant is an annual competition to see who will be the Canadian representative sent to compete at the Miss Universe pageant. This year there are two First Nations women in the running! Cree Big Plume Cree Big Plume is a 24-year-old Tsuu T’ina First Nations woman from the Tsuu T’ina Nation, Alberta. She is a part time database technician ...

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – March 25, 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 20th Annual Madison School District Social Powwow March 28 - March 28 1431 E. Campbell Road, Phoenix, AZ The 50th Annual Powwow Florida Indian Hobbyist Association March 27 - March 29 1400 Midway Rd, Fort Pierce, FL Mole Lake 28th Annual Youth Trails Pow Wow March 28 - March 29 9750 U.S. 8, Crandon, WI - ...

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The Native Drum – Making a Handle for a Small Drum

Have you guys been keeping up with the awesome tutorials on Cheyenne and Arapaho Television (CATV47)? Last year we told you about a new show called The Native Drum with host Shawn Littlebear (Southern Cheyenne). Littlebear is a traditional drum maker who shares with us his various drum making tips and techniques. In Episode 4 of The Native Drum, Littlebear makes a handle for a small hand drum. Don't forget to visit http://www.catv47.com/the-native-drum.html on any ...

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Making Sure Anishinaabe Remains a Living Language

Photo by Troye Fox Just like any area in the United States, the languages of its original inhabitants is deeply embedded in places names such as cities, rivers and mountains. Take Anishinaabemowin for example: Lake Michigan (great sea), Chicago (land of the chigag, or skunk) and Wauwatosa (firefly). Professors at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee are now teaching the Native American language for full-credit and hope ...

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Must See Movie Now Playing: Legends from the Sky

The new Native American Sci-Fi flick called Legends from the Sky has already had its world premiere. Did any of our readers check it out? If so, let us know what you think! I heard a lot of Navajo was spoken in the film! Here's the trailer for the movie in case you missed it the first time around. Looks cool right? I can only hope ...

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