Ralph Zotigh Sings Honor Song for Women Veterans

| Leave a Comment

From the National Museum of the American Indian: Yesterday at the museum in Washington, Mr. Ralph Zotigh (Kiowa) sang an honor song he composed for Native American women veterans. He was introduced by his son, museum cultural specialist Dennis Zotigh (Kiowa/San Juan Pueblo/Santee Dakota Indian), whose voice you hear at a….

Read more »

Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland Become First Native Women in Congress

/ | Leave a Comment

New Mexico’s Deb Haaland and Kansas’s Sharice Davids are projected to become the first two Native American women in Congress! This is a huge moment for all of us in Indian country. Our youth will see Natives in positions of government as well as to see our matriarchal women in….

Read more »

“Spunky Squaw” refuses to change boutique’s racist name despite outcry!

/ | 11 Comments on “Spunky Squaw” refuses to change boutique’s racist name despite outcry!

There is an account on Instagram that is causing a lot of pain and emotional labor in Indian country. Yes, there are major issues we are dealing with, but this one is also important because it is targeting Native Women specifically to profit, and uses a term that is dehumanizing….

Read more »

Changing Woman Initiative Brings Traditional Knowledge Back To Mothers

/ | Leave a Comment

Nicole Gonzales is a Diné midwife who is also the founder of Changing Woman Initiative. Her work is empowering indigenous mothers across the US and Canada, as well as meeting with Indigenous midwives to talk about the importance of sovereignty in women’s care. Click the link below to learn more….

Read more »

Deb Haaland (Pueblo) on track to be first Native Woman in Congress!

| 1 Comment on Deb Haaland (Pueblo) on track to be first Native Woman in Congress!

Deb Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna tribe, won the Democratic primary to become the first-ever Native American woman in Congress. She is running in the state of New Mexico and released a statement today after the numbers came in. “Thank you to the tens of thousands of….

Read more »

First Nations Teen Nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize

| 1 Comment on First Nations Teen Nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize

Congratulations to Autumn Peltier for being nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize! In case you haven’t heard about this remarkable young lady, she is from the Wikwemikong First Nation and has been very outspoken on environmental issues. From her profile on the nominee’s website: Autumn, 13 years old, lives….

Read more »

Young Pow Wow Dancer Shares Her ‘Lakota in America’ Story

/ | 2 Comments on Young Pow Wow Dancer Shares Her ‘Lakota in America’ Story

In this new short film, Lakota in America, Square, Inc. shares the story of a young Lakota pow wow dancer and her life on the reservation. Genevieve Iron Lightning is a young Lakota dancer on the Cheyenne River Reservation, one of the poorest communities in the US. Unemployment, addiction, alcoholism,….

Read more »

5 Native Women to Know

/ | 2 Comments on 5 Native Women to Know

Happy Native Heritage Day/Month/Year/Life !!!  Here at Powwows.com, Native Heritage Day is everyday so we’ve decided to celebrate notable Native women thru a photo series campaign called, “5 Native Women to Know” ! These ladies have made significant strides in their respective disciplines and represent many of our at-large leaders….

Read more »

Find a Pow Wow
Near you

What to expect
at your first Pow Wow

Sign Up for our Free E-newsletter