Explore Native – Native American Heritage Month Contest

Explore Native – Native American Heritage Month Contest

Posted By Paul G October 29th, 2018 Blog

Explore Native will show you ways to Explore Native American Culture during Native American Heritage Month.

Whether you are a Pow Wow dancer, a Native American scholar, or just someone interested in Native Culture, Explore Native will provide you new ways to learn about this vibrant culture through Pow Wows, music, history, and business.

Each week we will ask you to Explore Native on a new topic!

With each new topic, we will give you challenges to help you learn, share, and do.

AND each week you get new opportunities to earn more entries in our Native American Heritage Month contest!

Check back each week for new challenges.


1st – Pendleton Blanket
2nd – Tommy Bahama Pendleton Duffle Bag
3rd – Holiday Ornament and Earrings from GourdJewels
4th – Pair of Baby Mocs from TPMocs
5th – Merchandise from NTVS
6th – Set of all 3 Pow Wow Coloring Books from PowWows.com
7th – Never Forget The Stolen T-Shirt
8th –  Pow Wow Life T-Shirt
9th – PowWows.com T-Shirt
10th – 4 Pow Wow Stickers

Contest open to people in the United States and Canada only.
Entering the contest subscribes you to the PowWows.com and Pendleton email newsletters.

Full Moon Lodge  Pendleton Blanket

A USA-made wool blanket created in partnership with Muscogee Creek artist Starr Hardridge. This design illustrates the relationship between humankind, Mother Nature and the creator of the universe whose medicine is love. It acknowledges our place between the sun and the full moon. Part of our Legendary Collection, this design honors stories and symbols of Native American cultures.

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Tommy Bahama Pendleton Duffle Bag

Tommy Bahama and Pendleton Woolen Mills have joined forces on an extraordinary new collaboration that celebrates these two iconic lifestyle brands' love of the great outdoors and commitment to quality and style. This comes to life in the Tommy Bahama & Pendleton collection of men's and women's apparel, accessories, and home products. Tommy Bahama, based in Seattle, WA, and Pendleton®, based in Portland, OR, share a Pacific Northwest sensibility and a unique appreciation of the outdoor lifestyle and love of the beach and the surf.

Shop Tommy Bahama Pendleton Collection

Pow Wow Coloring Book

The Pow Wow coloring books include a wide variety of designs that are taken from authentic Native American blankets, beadwork, patchwork, and ribbon work seen at Pow Wows. In fact, the coloring book itself was created by PowWow.com, which is one of the leading online resources for Native American culture. And Volume 3 features designs inspired by Pow Wow photos!  Color pages of your favorite Pow Wow dance styles.

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TP Mocs

The Blackfeet, known as “niitsiTaPi” (the “real people”), are known for their craftsmanship and artistic excellence. Honoring our cultural heritage, we named the company after our ancestors who passed on their appreciation of both tradition and the arts.

With your purchase, TPMOCS is able to take action to address poverty in Native American communities. Our goals are simple. One, employ Native Americans to handcraft each pair of moccasins. Two, use a portion of the profits to purchase necessities for underprivileged children living on reservations. And three, keep our traditions alive.

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Gourd Jewels

For The Beautiful Woman Inside You – What if Jewelry could create a feeling of… Beauty?

I had the incredible honor of being raised by a single mom on the Hopi reservation in rural Northern Arizona. In a traditional Hopi/Tewa matrilineal society, the women holds ownership of the land, the homes, and is essentially the backbone of the family. Cultural knowledge, teachings and language are expressed in these spaces created by a strong woman.

Where there is not a strong matriarch, the family struggles.

The need for empowered Native women extends beyond the home for many Native communities. Therefore, I create jewelry with beautiful symbols to honor the matriarchs and represent the beauty that exists in being an Indigenous woman today.

Shop Gourd Jewels


The NTVS (or the natives) is a Native American clothing company started by two Native American guys. We are a premium Native American streetwear line that is driven by art, streetwear, and Native American art and culture. We specialize in t-shirts, snapbacks, tanks, hoodies, Native American prints, and more. Most designs are limited. We pride ourselves in crafting high quality Native American inspired clothing collections that are limited and anyone would be proud to wear. On occasion, we collaborate with Native American artists like Steven Paul Judd, to create unique and very limited designs.

Whether, you are interested in our line of kids Native American clothing or simply our women's Native American clothing be sure to act fast since all our lines are limited. Shop our Native American clothing company today and support native artist.


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35 thoughts on “Explore Native – Native American Heritage Month Contest

  1. Mary Barrett says:

    I absolutely love this site
    The information I’ve found has been very helpful. I love the Pendleton blanket, very beautiful.

  2. Geoffrey Nielson says:

    Mitakune Oyasin my relatives.
    Great Grandfather awakens me early for the traditions of prayer and meditation.
    I admit that I am a small child. I had been routed away from my 1st Nations Culture and People. I am very mixed.
    I would like to learn about the tribes that I am from. They are Kiowa, Ponca, Pawnee and Sioux.
    My prayer on the trail today is that I follow Creator`s design for today. That I not struggle in my childish ways and rest in the Cradle of Great Spirit.
    I offer tobacco, sage, sweetgrass and cedar. I will return to prayer and smudge through the day. Elders, Sisters and Brothers, today may I learn and better today.

  3. Latasha Thompson says:

    I love this website and informational emails! I would be happy to win anything from this site .

  4. I am part Native American of the Abenaki People of Maine & have always loved the Pendleton Blankets, but could never afford one! I would be so happy & proud to be the owner of one of these incredible blankets!!

  5. I love all your products and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a little luxury in they life!!

  6. Thank you for bringing us all together for this Great Awakening!!…We are all people together, from the beginning this was the Great Spirits intention, A’HO!!

  7. Going to see the Pow Wow in Indigo at Fantasy Spring Resort and Casino over the Thanksgiving weekend. Can’t wait. Been wanting to see their beautiful dances and clothing and learn more about their culture. Counting the days.

  8. Evangeline Martinez says:

    DNA showd i am 38% native would like to know what tribes. My mother was born in Yuma, AZ, Yaqui and my dad was born in Santa Rita, New Mexico Apache. Would like to verify.

  9. Steve Lemner says:

    Great!! Answers so many questions! I lookfowrd to learning more. The blanket is exquisite !

  10. Suzanne Sheppard says:

    I love learning about my Mi’kmaq culture and my grandkids Ojibway culture.

  11. Alison Arciniaga Cutler says:

    My father did the ancestry dna test and it came back 60% Native American. I also know there is Native American on my mother’s side, however, both sides are from Mexico. Is there a registry online that shows a maps of the different tribes in the North American continent?

  12. Patricia J Farghaly says:

    I would love to know more about my Niantic Heartiage from Niantic Connecticut. I heard and have seen proof from age 3 up. From family and strangers .This site makes me proud that ancestors are not forgotten and one can still learn. Thank you.

  13. Noreen Schaan (Ironchild) says:

    I would love to learn how to set up a teepee and also what the significance is for the way it is to be set-up according to the traditional design and way?

  14. Noreen Schaan says:

    I would love to learn more about my Cree and Salteaux heritage? . I’m from Piapot First Nation in Southern Saskatchewan area of Canada.

    We became your citizens, by the choosing of others. We were free independent nations of which there were many, across this great land, from ocean to ocean, from the mountains and the prairies, from where the sun rises to where it sets into darkness. We were the first people in this land.
    We were free to love the land and all within, many places sacred. We took and used only that which we needed to live and raise our families. We respected all within and on the land. Why have so many forgotten? We welcomed many others, strangers from afar to our lands but those we welcomed took that which was not theirs and made many demands. We were forced to the will of others and to their ways of life, to lands of others choosing because our numbers were not as great. Why have so many forgotten? Our leaders were strong and great also but their words were not heard, their voices were silenced forever. Our children were forced to abandon our customs, our way of life. Why have so many forgotten? We were hunted, not respected. We were hostile and savages when we protected ourselves, our families, our lands, our way of life and all that was ours. Why have so many forgotten?

    Forgiveness for all those past injustices to the native peoples all begins with the knowledge of whose lands and dwellings were intruded into and who was wronged by violating the traditions and customs of those dwellings, our people and the taking of our lands. Much has been taken from us and much has not been honored, the promises and treaties. There are many others you would welcome now but who have now also intruded into this land and who wronged you now by violating your traditions, customs and laws. Now this land and nation has been violated by those from other lands and too many do not defend that which you believe is yours and where you have settled. Is there now a difference or maybe you do not care as we did and do! So then we now ask you. Why have so many forgotten? Dave ‘Mato Sapa Iya’ Formica 1999.

  16. Brian Bee says:

    I’d like to learn more about my Native American Spirit Guides. I don’t have Native American heritage but have my Guides, I have two warriors, two wolves and a hawk. I consider myself very lucky and humble to have them, I talk to them daily, in my heart and soul. Is there something I can do to show them my appreciation..
    Thank You
    Brian Bee
    P. S. Please only use my last name here..

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