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Tired of TV? Try These 10 Native YouTube Channels!

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown February 17th, 2016 Last Updated on: August 14th, 2016

How does that old song go, 57 Channels (And Nothin' On)? There are so many channels to choose from on cable, satellite and regular television these days. And it's still hard to find something to watch that you're actually interested in. Especially if you're looking for something a little more Native focused! Luckily YouTube seems to have it all! Here's a list of ten YouTube channels that focus on Pow Wow footage, Native humor, education and just all around great content.

Pow Wow

A YouTuber since 2010, Amigo Kandu seeks out some of the best pow wows to record and capture.

Since 2010, I have been learning on my own about video recording & editing, all on my own time ( I have a full-time job to feed me LOL ) All equipment & travel expenses are from my own pockets. TO MY SUBSCRIBERS & VIEWERS: I appreciate any tips or advice on the content in my videos. Feel free to suggest edits on Names, Type of song, Type of Dance, etc. Thank You Mucho!

Well Amigo, you are a natural because this footage is high quality! Take a look at one of the more recent videos from the Rosie Motah Womens Southern Special at 2015 INDIO Cabazon Powwow with BAD MEDICINE Singers.


 

Jonathan Hawk has been on YouTube since 2007 and has a ton of great pow wow footage.

A, Chahta sia hoke. Choctaw, Chahta Hapia Hoke! Indigenous and First People's issues and perspectives, music, art, life, a good, red road! Anukfohka, Not Your Mascot!!! Turn the resolution up on all videos. Makes them more fun. Enjoy!

Here's a nice outdoor clip from the Women's Fancy Contest at the Gateway to Nations Pow Wow in New York City.


 

PowWow Times has barely been on YouTube for a year, yet they've amassed a huge collection of pow wow videos!

We have a mission to spread our First Nations Culture with 1 BILLION people with our videos, website, and social media.

One of their latest videos features Rock Hill Singers doing the Fancy Ruffle Song at the Living Sky Powwow in Swift Current, SK Canada.


 

And remember, the pow wow is for everyone, especially our youth! That's why it was so great to see this next YouTube channel in my feed from teenager Kyle Sine. He documents a lot of the pow wows he attends in a video diary style, so you see not not just the dancing but fun interaction with his friends and fellow dancers.

Here's a little behind the scenes footage of the Southern Plains War Dancers getting ready for their performance at the Hard Rock in Orlando, Florida.


 

The description of this next YouTube channel is short and sweet. “Powwow,round dance, etc” ‘Nuff Said! YouTube user Mo'uneek D.‘s videos have over 1 million views and their channel has over 1,000 subscribers.

The below video is of Walking Buffalo live at the 2015 Crow Fair.


 

I have a feeling a lot of you are going to enjoy this next channel if you haven't already heard of him. He has over 5,000 subscribers to his channel after all! This young man's name is Jordan Mowat and he has a great singing voice.

Aaniin, Hello. I'm Jordan Mowat, 21 year old Anishinaabe from Southern Ontario. Feel free to Like, Share, and Subscribe to my channel. All videos ranging from powwow videos, round dance songs, original acoustic songs, and covers!


 

Lisa Moose has been uploading videos since 2007.  She has over 7 million views and 5,800 subscribers!

Please enjoy my channel with positive thoughts, I record with a great heart and appreciate the singers and dancers. So please keep your comments positive.

 


 

And really I can't write this list without including our very own PowWows.com YouTube channel. You will not be at a loss for pow wow footage here!

Most recently PowWows.com hosted a livestream of the Choctaw Casino Pow Wow from Durant, Oklahoma. Take a look at how beautiful grand entry was!


Native Interest

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Television: CATV47 is owned and operated by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. Their YouTube channel hosts exclusive programming that is relevant to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes culture, language and news. You might have seen us feature both Making Regalia and The Native Drum shows on PowWows.com before.

Here's a short clip they shot during as NBA team Oklahoma City Thunder celebrated Native American Heritage Month.


 

On Native Ground is a Media, Film and Public Relations Company and a tribal non-profit corporation incorporated within the Hoopa Valley Tribe. Their main objective is to showcase Native American culture, entertainment, role models and current events. ONG also trains youth on how to become broadcast journalists and filmmakers. What a great experience for these young Natives!

In this episode of On Native Ground, Dennis Banks is interviewed by Danny Herrera at the American Indian Film Festival.


 

This next YouTube Vlogger is just too awesome. Hon’mana Seukteoma is from Arizona and representing the Tohono O'odham Nation.

Walking in two worlds, finding myself one day at a time I love interacting with my natives in a positive way & I love giving back My channel is for you guys

One of her funnier, yet educational, videos was a PSA about Halloween and costumes.


 

And if you're ever feeling down and needing a quick laugh then you must visit the 1491s YouTube Channel.

This video called “Blasphemy” will have you cracking up!

I hope you guys found some new videos to watch! Feel free to share some of your favorite Native channels in the comments!


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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 PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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Laika

I really enjoy watching videos by Lisa Moose. There is pure beauty in her voice and I love it! I have even downloaded some of the songs to my phone with the help of an mp3 converter https://www.flvto.biz/en73/ to be able to watch it any time.

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