Two Spirit Couple Dazzles Powwow Audiences!/ | 16 Comments on Two Spirit Couple Dazzles Powwow Audiences!
This past weekend in Highland, California, the Yuhaaviatam Clan of the Serrano Indians held their annual San Manual Powwow! Apart of their dance competitions, the San Manual Powwow sponsor a Sweetheart Dance Contest for couples. The contest offers 10K in prize money for first place! To be honest, I have my….Read more
5 Native Women to Know/ | 2 Comments on 5 Native Women to Know
Happy Native Heritage Day/Month/Year/Life !!! Here at Powwows.com, Native Heritage Day is everyday so we’ve decided to celebrate notable Native women thru a photo series campaign called, “5 Native Women to Know” ! These ladies have made significant strides in their respective disciplines and represent many of our at-large leaders….Read more
Offensive Pioneer Statue to Native Americans up for Removal!/ | 8 Comments on Offensive Pioneer Statue to Native Americans up for Removal!
A section of the, “Early Days”, a monument depicting San Francisco’s pioneer history is up for removal because its considered offensive to Native Americans. And rightfully so. Offensive Pioneer Monument to Native Americans up for RemovalWatch this video on YouTube There are probably some Non-Natives reading this blog saying, “Oh,….Read more
Two Spirit Royalty 2017/ | 1 Comment on Two Spirit Royalty 2017
This past week three of our Native LGBT ambassadors attended Tucson Pride in Tucson, Arizona! (Pictured L-R) Miss Montana Two Spirit 2017 – Vanessa Kristina (Salt River Pima), Miss International Two Spirit 2017 – Timothy Ward (San Carlos Apache), Miss Apache Diva 2017 – Vicki Quintero (White Mountain Apache). Lets get….Read more
Supaman performs for Native Youth!!!/ | Leave a Comment
This past weekend Christian Parrish Take The Gun (Crow) aka Supaman performed for Native Youth groups in the Bay Area. For those of you not familiar with Christian: Christian Parrish Takes the Gun, professionally known as Supaman, is a Apsaalooke rapper from Seattle, Washington. The child of struggling alcoholics, he spent part….Read more
Beader of the Week – Tawnia Littlesalt| 1 Comment on Beader of the Week – Tawnia Littlesalt
This weeks featured artist is Tawnia Littlesalt, a Navajo beader from Kayenta, Arizona. Tawnia began showing interest in beading when she was 11 years old. She would watch her mom, Ella Benally do beadwork at the kitchen table and have several looms laid out working simultaneously on each project. Her moms….Read more
The Fry Bread House in Phoenix, Arizona!!!/ | 2 Comments on The Fry Bread House in Phoenix, Arizona!!!
The best place to buy an Indian Taco in Phoenix, Arizona., is the Fry Bread House which is currently on Hazelwood & N.7th St. This awesome spot was created by the Cecilia Miller family (Tohono O’odham) and is only one of five Native American restaurants ever to win the prestigious James Beard….Read more
Miss Native American USA 2017 – Autumn Rose Williams/ | 2 Comments on Miss Native American USA 2017 – Autumn Rose Williams
This past weekend Autumn Rose Miskweminanocsqua Williams (Shinnecock) was elected the new Miss Native American USA 2017! This pageant is considered one of the bigs among the Native American pageant world. Many of the young Native women vying for this years #MNAUSA title came to the table bringing stellar and accomplished….Read more
“The Smudging” – A new Native Horror film by Mike J.Marin/ | 1 Comment on “The Smudging” – A new Native Horror film by Mike J.Marin
Currently on the Indie film festival circuit is a new Native Horror flick by Mike J. Marin called, “The Smudging”. This film is about a paranormal research group called the Night Stalkers who get called in to investigate the aggressive supernatural activity of the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) in Chicago,….Read more
Havasupai Peach Festival 2017/ | 1 Comment on Havasupai Peach Festival 2017
The Havasupai Peach Festival takes place in Supai, Arizona., usually the second weekend in August to celebrate their Fall harvest. During this time the Havasupai gather to sing & dance amongst their community and also invite in other neighboring tribes to help enjoy their festivities. Havasupai translates to, “People of….Read more
Acosia Red Elk Video Interview/ | 1 Comment on Acosia Red Elk Video Interview
Acosia Red Elk, or Young Swan Rising From the Water, is a Champion Jingle Dress dancer from the Umatilla people. A descendant of Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, she did not become interested in dancing until she was 16, when she taught herself to dance from videos of other jingle dancers. Red Elk began dancing professionally in 1998….Read more
A New Era … New Arena – 34th Annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow| Leave a Comment
It is Wednesday and Native people from all over are beginning to arrive in Duke City for the 34th Annual Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As everyone knows, this powwow currently moved to the NM Expo, which is home to the New Mexico State Fair. This evening,….Read more