Music Artist Profile: Dakota rapper “Tufawon” – Rafael Gonzales

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Have you heard or seen Tufawon in concert? If you have, you’re not soon to forget it. Rafael Gonzalez, better known on stage as Tufawon has a command of the stage from the second he walks on, but his command is more than a good lyric and a sick beat….

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The Black Hills Are Not For Sale | The Black Hills Unity Concert 2015

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“The Black Hills Are Not For Sale.” A statement that many have heard, seen on fliers, buttons and bumper stickers, promoting action that protects the mountain range in western South Dakota that many Plains tribes consider sacred. This is also the theme for the Black Hills Unity Concert, a gathering….

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Darren Thompson: Ojibwe Flute player selected as Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Artist in Residence

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Hailing from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe reservation in Northern Wisconsin, Darren Thompson has been a well-known artist since his debut album in 2009, “The Song of Flower: Native American Songs from Ojibwe Country”, as well as being a sought-after public speaker, educator and facilitator. He started playing the flute….

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Lakota Singer Nominated for Best New Artist at 2015 Indigenous Music Awards

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  Gabrielle Knife has been singing all of her life. She says, “Singing well? Not until about my sophomore year in High School. Around this time of my life is when I began looking into the Wicaglata, or ‘women singing behind the drum’ role. I had grandmothers and aunties who….

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“Generation Of Change” CD Review

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“Wicoyecage Oitoka…(Generation Of Change)” A review of the Gathering Of Nations 2012 CD By Michael Kickingbear (Mashantucket Pequot) Did you attend the 2012 “Gathering of Nations” Powwow this year?  If not, do not fear…because you are covered!  Released in early July of this year, “Generation of Change” is a musical….

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