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Wanted: Writers and Bloggers

Job Description PowWows.com is looking for bloggers to submit articles, interviews, photos, videos, product reviews, top 10 lists, and more!  We are working to expand our coverage of Native American topics and bring more content to our readers. The ideal person is a self-starter that is passionate about Native culture. ...

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Heard Museum Premieres First Virtual Hoop Dance Contest

The Heard Museum for American Indian Art and History in Phoenix, Arizona, premiered its first Virtual Hoop Dance Contest Feb. 13, via YouTube and Facebook. The contest included video submissions from 80 competitors from 40 tribes, who competed for $2,500 in the youth, teen, adult, and senior divisions.  Hoop dancing...

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How Many Native American Tribes Are There?

Across the United States, hundreds of Native American tribes continue their traditional lifeways to sustain their inherent sovereignty. Today's Native American tribes descend from the original inhabitants of North America who have been making history for more than 20,000 years. In early American history, tribes were forcibly removed from their...

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How Can We Improve Healthcare in Indigenous Communities? – An RN’s Take

As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise and healthcare workers struggle to keep patients safe, indigenous communities across the U.S. fight to be recognized. COVID-19, along with many other diseases, has disproportionately impacted tribal communities, who, at times, lack essential needs and access to adequate medical care. But COVID-19 is just...

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Here Are the 10 States With the Biggest Native American Populations

Rep. Deb Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico, will become the first Indigenous cabinet secretary in the U.S., which would put her in charge of nearly 86,000 square miles of tribal land. The move signals a significant step forward for the country’s Native American population, which...

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Sitka Illustrator Michaela Goade Wins Caldecott Medal for ‘We Are Water Protectors’

For the first time in 83 years, a Native American illustrator has won a Caldecott Medal. Michaela Goade of Sitka, Alaska’s Raven/Frog Clan collected the award for her illustrations in the picture book, “We are Water Protectors.” The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott....

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