Canada to Pay over $2B to Indian Residential Schools Survivors

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Finally!  Justice is served! The Canadian government recently agreed to pay over $2 billion to Indian residential school survivors to compensate for a lawsuit. The lawsuit aims to settle abuse experienced by students of Indian residential schools. For a little historical background, the lawsuit was filed in 2012 by 325….

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Phoenix Suns Pay Homage to Arizona Tribes with New Jersey

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Sports are powerful. They unleash a high-spirited side unknown to most of us, create heartfelt stories that spark changes in the community, and shed light on the critical social issue through someone else’s lens. What if I were to tell you that all this was achieved when the Phoenix Suns’….

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Edward Norton Discovers Native Ancestry – Pocahontas Is His 12th Great-Grandmother

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The season premiere of “Finding Your Roots” reveals a surprising relationship between actor Edward Norton and Pocahontas. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the remarkable roots of actors Edward Norton and Julia Roberts—using DNA analysis and genealogical detective work to travel generations into the past, tracing lineages that run from Northern….

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New Year Giveaway – Pendleton Blankets and More!

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2022 was a great year!   Thank You! I’m excited for 2023.  I have some exciting projects planned for this year.  Plus Pow Wows will be back in full in 2023. What are you looking forward to in 2023? Let’s kick off our new year with a great giveaway.   Remember to….

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Rachel Evangelisto - Standing Rock Lakota Sioux Competes At Miss America

Rachel Evangelisto – Standing Rock Lakota Sioux Competes At Miss America

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Rachel Evangelisto is the first-ever Indigenous Miss Minnesota.   She is from the Hunkpapa Standing Rock Lakota Sioux.  She has been accepted into the Native American Law & Sovereignty program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law as a Native Justice Fellow. This week she competed in the Miss American pageant at….

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Sampson Sixkiller Sinquah world hoop dance champion

Documentary Video – Sampson Sixkiller Sinquah – 2022 World Hoop Dance Champion

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In February of 2022, Sampson Sixkiller Sinquah (Gila River Pima/ Hopi-Tewa/ Cherokee) competed against 22 competitors at the World Hoop Dance Championships held at the Heard Museum.  He went on to win his first title in the adult division becoming the 2022 World Hoop Dance Champion. In partnership with Holt….

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Native Artist Interview and Performances For Native American Heritage Month

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PowWows.com is hosting a series of performances for Native American Heritage Month sponsored by The US Department of Health and Human Services. Join Paul G for inspiring performances from Larry Yazzie, Tonia Jo Hall, Fawn Wood and Dallas Lee Waskahat, and Opie Day and Desirae Desnomie. Larry Yazzie – November….

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Top 10 Native American Children’s Books

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November, popularly celebrated as American Heritage Month, makes it the perfect time to get your hands down on children’s books by Native American authors. Whether bedtime stories or late weekend book reading, it is always delightful for young ones to indulge their little minds in stories with superheroes, mermaids, and….

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An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dubar-Ortiz

Our Favorite Native American History Books

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What did you learn in school about Native Americans?   Did you only study tribal history during November? Were the topics only centered around early US history? Native American history didn’t end and is more than just Thanksgiving.  The list below will start you on the path to exploring the vast….

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Explore Native Culture

Explore Native 2022 – Native American Heritage Month Challenge

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Welcome to the 2022 Explore Native Challenge for Native American Heritage Month. During November, I want to challenge you to learn more about Native culture including Pow Wows, history, food, businesses, performers, and more.   Whether you are a Pow Wow dancer, a Native American scholar, or someone interested in Native….

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new and improved look

Welcome To The New and Improved PowWows.com

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After months of work, we have launched a new look and design for PowWows.com!   The old design was implemented in 2017.  Over the years, we have only changed the site’s look a few times.   I’m excited for you to use the new look and design.  Our goal with this design….

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Pow Wow Calendar Book

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Thanks for signing up for the Pow Wow Calendar Book! Check your email for the link to download the book soon. Each month I’ll send out a new edition of the book with the latest Pow Wows! Hope you will be able to find more Pow Wows near you with….

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