Weekly News Recap – January 8, 2016

Posted By PowWow Articles January 8th, 2017 Blog

Ring in 2017 With DJs, Dancing, Celebrities and Champagne Toasts at Native Casinos


Get down with Kool & the Gang at Thunder Valley Resort Casino on the West Coast, or pop bottles with Ice-T and Coco at Foxwoods Resort Casino on the East Coast. Across Indian country, Native-owned casinos and resorts are counting down to 2017 in style.

Every entertainment option includes dance-worthy music by DJs or live bands, and nearly every gaming venue offers the option to win cash prizes.

Or simply toast to 2017 at Milwaukee’s largest bar. Read More…


Native Humor: 10 Native New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Probably Never See


As the 2017 New Year’s baby crawls to the stage, Indian country is now officially recovering from 2016. Pat yourselves on the back — you made it.  As thoughts of how you could have done things a bit better in 2016 form in your mind and you start to plan how 2017 will be different in the form of Native New Year’s resolutions, here are a few Indian country REZolutions you will likely never see.

“I’ll stop almost driving off the side of the road when we see an eagle or hawk fly over.”  Read More…


Yellowtail, Metcalfe and Other Native Fashion Entrepreneurs Launched New Businesses in 2016


Last year was a hallmark year for Native entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. The following four businesswomen (Bethany Yellowtail, Jessica Metcalfe, Ahsaki Báá LaFrance-Chachere and Maria Running Fisher Jones)—who all grew up on a reservation—launched e-commerce platforms, or physical retail stores in addition to their online spaces, to sell Native-made designs to international audiences.

Each website and store showcases the authentic, creative and high-quality work of Native artisans.

June 2016 saw the launch of designer Bethany Yellowtail’s new e-commerce initiative in partnership with other Native artists: The B. Yellowtail Collective. Read More…

Top Indian Country Sports Stars in 2016


There seems to be an ever-growing amount of success for American Indians in major, college and high school sports as Indian Country sports stars.

This past year, Natives everywhere were proud to witness our people participate in national tournaments, set professional records and even compete in reality television dunk contests. Several Native stars from tribes across the country made their presence known — and Indian country got behind them.

Here’s a list of the sports stars ICMN recognized in 2016:

Analyss Benally and Jaden Stanley, High School Basketball Read More…

8 Great Native Music Videos of 2016


Native American music videos released in 2016 that demonstrate messages of strength, resilience and resistance.

From the the historic resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock to numerous celebrity deaths, including Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation music legend Jim Boyd and mainstream icons Prince, George Michael and David Bowie, 2016 has gone down in history as one of the most collectively soul-destroying years in recent memory. Read More…


2017 Hunting Moon Pow Wow  October 2017


Hunting Moon Pow Wow is three days of excitement, bringing together a host of Native American cultures for a celebration of singing, drumming and dancing in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Long a part of Native culture, the pow wow is an important social gathering; it’s a chance for Native people to connect with one another, connect with their vibrant history and traditions, and to connect with non-Native people through the power, beauty and pageantry of the event.

For over a decade, Hunting Moon Pow Wow has called Milwaukee home. Each year, dancers, drummers and singers gather from across the country to not only socialize, but compete for huge cash prizes—this year totaling over $100,000! Read More…

2017 Manito Ahbee – May 19-21, 2017


PowWows.com will stream the 2017 Manito Ahbee Pow Wow live!

Tune in May 19-21, 2017.

About Paul G

Paul Gowder is the owner and founder of PowWows.com. Paul started PowWows.com in 1996 during graduate school. He is a social media coach , photographer, Girl Scout Leader, and an avide fan of all things Disney. Read More…


Obama Designates Gold Butte and Bear Ears as National Monuments


President Obama’s time in the White House is winding down but that doesn’t mean he’s completely stopped working. In a press release from yesterday it was announced that we will now have two new national monuments in the deserts of southeastern Utah and southern Nevada.

“The creation of the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada follow years of robust public input from tribes, local elected officials, and diverse stakeholders, and draws from legislation introduced in Congress.” Read More…


Pow Wow Calendar Update – December 27, 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

16th Annual New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow
December 31 – December 31
2412 E. Shawnee Bypass, Muskogee, OK

31st Annual New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow
December 31 – December 31
777 N.E MLK Jr., Blvd., Portland, Oregon

Tecumseh Lodge 2017 Mid-Winter Pow Wow
January 07 – January 07
1900 East Main St , Danville, IN – 46122

Need travel help? Check our travel page for discounts on hotels, rental cars and airfare Read More…

Defend The Sacred – New Documentary Produced by Adam Beach & Kyle Bell

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A lot of people have been drawn to Standing Rock, including many talented filmmakers and photographers. Director Kyle Bell recently teamed up with Adam Beach to produce this short documentary about the movement and their time there.

Capturing the heart of a movement that is constantly evolving is difficult. How do you capture Spirit?

“Defend The Sacred” is a short documentary that attempts to capture the spirit of Indigenous people at Standing Rock.

Defend The Sacred: Documentary from Kyle Bell on Vimeo. Read More…

Top 15 Most Popular Stories of 2016


In 2016 we published over 550 stories on PowWows.com, from Gathering of Nations, Standing Rock, mascots, issues, protests, celebrations, sports and more!  We appreciate you reading and sharing these stories!  Look for more great articles in 2017!

Below are the 15 most popular stories published on PowWows.com in 2016!

10 Ways You Can Help the Standing Rock Sioux Fight the Dakota Access Pipeline

Everyone keeps asking they can help fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, since we all can’t physically be on the front lines in North Dakota. I’ve posted links to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense as well as their camp GoFundMe page on previous posts already, but there are other ways you can help out! I kept seeing this list of 10 ways to help out on various Facebook posts so I thought it would be a good idea to share here too. Read More…

Top Photos of 2016 on PowWows.com’s Instagram


2016 was an incredible year for PowWows.com on Instagram!  Thanks for sharing many great photos!  Below are our most popular 9 photos of 2016.

In 2016 we shared 107 photos with 124k likes – thanks!

Join us on Instagram!


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New Look for PowWows.com!


Over the years PowWows.com has had many different designs.  Our old design has been in placed for over 3 years.

Today we unveiled the latest design for PowWows.com!
The focus of our latest design is to make the site easier to use, faster to navigate and quicker to find the information you need.

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Top 10 Videos of 2015

April 28-29, 2016 - www.powwows.com

PowWows.com added several hundred new videos to our Youtube Channel this year!

Below are the most popular videos uploaded in 2016.

Grand Entry – 2016 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – PowWows.com
Northern Traditional – 2016 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – PowWows.com
Laura Grizzlypaws – 2016 Gathering of Nations
Crowning of Miss Indian World – 2016 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow – PowWows.com
Hand Drum – 2016 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow
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Pendleton Blanket Giveaway – New Year, New Look


Happy New Year!

We hope that 2017 will be a fantastic year for you and your family.  To get the year started right, we are giving you a chance to win a Pendleton Blanket!

PowWows.com is celebrating a New Year and a New Look!

Enter using the form below.  The more options you enter, the more chances you have to win.  Be sure to enter daily! Read More…





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