Help Make Tonia Jo Hall’s Jingle Special A Spectacular One!

She's made you laugh with her hilarious brand of comedy, and she's danced her way into your hearts on the pow wow circuit. Now's our chance to show a little love to Tonia Jo Hall as she prepares for the Gathering of Nations this year. As Head Lady Dancer, she has the honor of hosting a special dance, which of course will be a Contemporary Women’s Jingle Special. She recently set up a Go Fund Me page to help make this year's special a great one.

Read more below from her donation page:

My name is Tonia Jo Hall and I represent the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and The Three Affiliated Tribes. I am raising two beautiful girls and I am proud to be their mother. In 2013, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies and an eminent scholar credential to teach the Lakota Language. In the midst of pursuing a degree I found a passion for comedy which I am currently pursuing it full-time. In addition for my passion for comedy I have been deeply rooted in the powwow community as a jingle dress dancer. My daughter and I travel across United States and Canada and thoroughly enjoy it.

In April, the highlight of our year is the Gathering of Nations powwow which is the biggest in United States. This year I was blessed to be selected for the head lady dancer. As a part of my responsibility I will be hosting a contemporary jingle dress special and give away. In the recent events of my move to Kansas and traveling for my comedy business I am reaching out to family and friends for additional support. I will be using the funds received for prize money, jackets, trophies, and give away items. I feel honored to have this opportunity to be the head lady for Gathering of Nations powwow. I am beyond excited for April to come. I would greatly appreciate the support. I am thankful for all the friends and extended family I have made in my journey on the powwow trail and will continue to meet new people. Whatever you can offer to help will go a long ways.

To help donate to her Go Fund Me campaign please visit

We can't wait to watch the special at Gathering of Nations this year! Remember if you can't be in there in person, you can tune in to livestream! Check back closer to the April 2016 date for more details.

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

One Comment “Help Make Tonia Jo Hall’s Jingle Special A Spectacular One!”

  • Denise


    I don’t think this is a good thing
    Maybe you shouldn’t go if you are unable to
    Fund this I do believe thay ask in advance so that you would be able to prepare but asking people for $8,000 is a little ridiculous

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