Kirsten Mandes Crowchild – Powwows.com Dancer Profile

Kirsten Mandes Crowchild – Powwows.com Dancer Profile

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Randomness is a good thing.  I was sitting on the sidelines at this year’s Denver March Powwow 2017 wondering where my next story was going to come from and thats when Kirsten Mandes Crowchild (Tsuu T’ina & Cree) randomly appeared. As a blogger for www.powwows.com, I like to keep all….

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Denver March Powwow 2017 or Bust !!!!

Denver March Powwow 2017 or Bust !!!!

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Its powwow time and starting off this season is one of the biggest powwows in the Indian Country – Denver March Powwow 2017! The Denver March Powwow is run by the Denver Indian Center, “it started off as a youth enrichment powwow and has continued as that”, says Ken LaDeaux of….

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#NODAPL Rally @ North Dakota State Building

#NODAPL Rally @ North Dakota State Building

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On September 9, our water protectors gathered at the State Capitol Building in Bismark, North Dakota., to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.   As our communities gathered, so did their North Dakota law enforcement. Watch the videos above to hear directly from our community members on the front line! This….

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Interview with Dallas Goldtooth at Sacred Stone Camp –  #NODAPL

Interview with Dallas Goldtooth at Sacred Stone Camp – #NODAPL

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There are many voices in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, heres one familiar voice widely known in Indian Country, Dallas Goldtooth! (Dakota & Dine) Dallas is active for the Indigenous Environmental Network, which is an grassroots Indigenous movement used to address environmental and economic injustices, Dallas has also fought….

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Miss Indian World 2016 – Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn #NODAPL

Miss Indian World 2016 – Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn #NODAPL

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This past weekend the current reigning Miss Indian World 2016 – Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn went to Cannonball, North Dakota to protect her water!  This cause is personal to Danielle because shes an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux! Check out the video above to listen to Danielle’s thoughts on….

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Gathering of Nations Too Expensive, Too Crowded…But…

Gathering of Nations Too Expensive, Too Crowded…But…

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For the past 3 years I’ve been fortunate enough to host Stage 49 at the Gathering of Nations Powwow as a Dragqueen performer.  I can’t think of any other Powwow in the United States or Canada that would a welcome a Two Spirit performer into their at-large Powwow community. So….

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Famous Jingle Dress Dancers

Famous Jingle Dress Dancers

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Of the couple thousand dancers who are traveling the Powwow trail this Summer, here are a few Jingle Dress dancers who have gained National prominence in Indian Country. Each of these ladies below share a common background being a Jingle Dress Dancer, whether its been by winning major Powwow dance….

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Bay Area Two Spirits @ SF Pride 2016 !!

Bay Area Two Spirits @ SF Pride 2016 !!

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This past weekend was the 46th Annual San Francisco Gay Pride Parade and the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits (baaits.org) took part! The theme for this years parade was, “For Racial & Economic Equality” , to address the disparity of the negative encounters our communities have had with law….

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Steven Daniel Hayes – Native Country Singer

Steven Daniel Hayes – Native Country Singer

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This weeks Feature Native Artist is Steven Daniel Hayes. (Yuki/Blackfeet/Pomo) I found Steven giving a mini concert at a friends birthday party on the Coyote Valley Indian Reservation in Redwood Valley, California.  Steven’s voice is very polished and is no stranger to show business. Check out his live interview below!….

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Sav Walkingbear – First Nations Role Model

Sav Walkingbear – First Nations Role Model

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Positive role models are a rare commodity in our Native communities, these folks embody all of our civic virtues that we hold sacred such as honor, compassion and wisdom.  They are the guiding light for when times get tough and help pull us through. This week we take a look….

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Future Indian Powwow Princess

Future Indian Powwow Princess

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The 2016 powwow season is officially under way and Jeanine Lomaintewa (Paiute & Hopi) of Bishop, California., is on the powwow trail. Jeanine is currently running for the Sr. Miss Pabanamanina Powwow Princess and came to the 45th Annual Stanford Powwow to sell raffle tickets and raise awareness about their….

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Tribal Ambassadors Group Photo @ Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

Tribal Ambassadors Group Photo @ Gathering of Nations Pow Wow

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On April 28th, Tribal Ambassadors attending the Gathering of Nations Powwow 2016 gathered for a group photo at Stage 49.  This event was organized by Emergence Productions. This photo event was a spectacular site for all involved, from the visiting attendants standing on the bleachers, to the anticipation of friends….

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