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Grand Traverse Band wasn't consulted about ill-timed visit by Christopher Columbus replica ships
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Grand Traverse Band wasn't consulted about ill-timed visit by Christopher Columbus replica ships (August 16, 2017)
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is on the waters in Michigan to document the arrival of two Christopher Columbus replica ships.

Brian Lightfoot Brown: Welcome to the oldest recorded powwow in North America
Opinion
Brian Lightfoot Brown: Welcome to the oldest recorded powwow in North America (August 9, 2017)
Powwow is among the most common words associated with Native Americans but do you know its origin?

United Tribes Technical College set to honor veterans at upcoming powwow
Education | National
United Tribes Technical College set to honor veterans at upcoming powwow (August 2, 2017)
The 48th annual UTTC International Powwow will feature a special honoring for tribal citizens who served in the World War I era.

André Cramblit: Summer is a time to keep the world in balance with dance
Opinion
André Cramblit: Summer is a time to keep the world in balance with dance (July 21, 2017)
Barbecuing season may be in full swing, but this year’s dance season celebrates an annual rite, Andre Cramblit writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently (July 5, 2017)
What if the Americans sought partnership in tribal territories rather than cling to European ideas of superiority and Christian domination, Alex Jacobs asks on Indian Country Media Network.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Tribes celebrate their independence at powwows
Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Tribes celebrate their independence at powwows (July 5, 2017)
Pow wows and gatherings on July 4 have always been times to strengthen our identities and communities, Sarah Sunshine Manning writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood
Education | Opinion
Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood (April 28, 2017)
When we lose an elder, we lose a library.

Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venue
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Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venue (April 27, 2017)
Thousands of dancers and drummers, along with tens of thousands of spectators, are flocking to New Mexico.

Native Sun News Today: Wambli Ska keeps culture alive for youth
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Native Sun News Today: Wambli Ska keeps culture alive for youth (February 13, 2017)
A young jingle dress dancer flits across the floor practicing her dance moves as a young warrior completes putting on his traditional outfit so he can get his picture taken with the reigning Royalty of the Wambli Ska Drum & Dance Society.

Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation concerned about border wall
National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation concerned about border wall (February 2, 2017)
Before September 11, 2001, a barbed wire fence was all that marked the border on the reservation.

American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebration
National | Politics
American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebration (January 9, 2017)
Indian Country is finding plenty of ways to celebrate as the nation transitions to new leadership.

Indian National Finals Rodeo gears up for big crowds in Las Vegas
National | Sports
Indian National Finals Rodeo gears up for big crowds in Las Vegas (October 25, 2016)
The 41st annual event promises $350,000 in cash prizes and other awards.

Native Sun News Today: All positive roads begin at the powwow
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Native Sun News Today: All positive roads begin at the powwow (October 17, 2016)
From the powwow springs many positive things in life, which can be directly connected to the spirituality sewn into the songs, dances and regalia.

Lakota Country Times: Miss He Sapa Win Elaina Red Shirt wraps up whirlwind year
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Lakota Country Times: Miss He Sapa Win Elaina Red Shirt wraps up whirlwind year (October 13, 2016)
Elaina Red Shirt, who just turned 18, relinquished her crown as Miss He Sapa Win at the He Sapa Wacipi.

Lakota Country Times: Powwow and Indian relay unite for big event in South Dakota
National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Powwow and Indian relay unite for big event in South Dakota (September 29, 2016)
Two of the fastest growing entertainment ventures in Indian Country are partnering to provide Rapid City with an unprecedented weekend of indigenous entertainment.

Morongo Band getting ready for Thunder & Lightning Powwow
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Morongo Band getting ready for Thunder & Lightning Powwow (September 21, 2016)
Thousands of participants, dancers and drummers are expected for the 26th annual event in southern California.

National Indian Taco Championship in Oklahoma on October 1
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National Indian Taco Championship in Oklahoma on October 1 (September 20, 2016)
The first place winner will take home $1,500 and organizers plan to award $1,000 for the Indian taco deemed to be the 'People's Choice.'

Lakota Country Times: Tribes remain united at #NoDAPL encampment
Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Tribes remain united at #NoDAPL encampment (September 6, 2016)
On September 9, Judge James Boasberg is set to issue a ruling on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction to stop the continued construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dakota Access fires back at tribes and #NoDAPL movement ahead of hearing in federal court
Environment | Law | National
Dakota Access fires back at tribes and #NoDAPL movement ahead of hearing in federal court (September 6, 2016)
A major showdown is brewing in federal court as the backers of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline insist they haven't destroyed any sacred sites or burial grounds.

Spokane Tribe goes ahead with powwow as fire recovery continues
Environment | National
Spokane Tribe goes ahead with powwow as fire recovery continues (September 2, 2016)
The Cayuse Mountain Fire, which destroyed more than 18,000 acres on the reservation, is the second largest in Washington history.

Leon Matthews: Off The Rez Ramblings heads back to Pine Ridge
Opinion
Leon Matthews: Off The Rez Ramblings heads back to Pine Ridge (August 26, 2016)
Off the Rez Ramblings returns to the Rez during the Oglala Nation Fair and Rodeo and it was great to see many of my friends and family.

White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up
National | Politics | Sports
White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up (August 19, 2016)
A nearly year-old incident is causing headaches for William Mendoza, the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education.

Mille Lacs Band welcomes public to 50th annual traditional powwow
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Mille Lacs Band welcomes public to 50th annual traditional powwow (August 18, 2016)
The August 19-21 event takes place at the Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds in Onamia, Minnesota.

Klamath Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of federal restoration
National | Federal Recognition
Klamath Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of federal restoration (August 18, 2016)
The Oregon tribe regained federal status in 1986 after losing all of its land to termination.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation prepares for annual powwow
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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation prepares for annual powwow (August 16, 2016)
Schemitzun, the Feast of Green Corn and Dance, takes place August 27-28 on the Connecticut tribe's reservation.

Native inmate disappears after being taken to powwow on reserve
Canada | Law
Native inmate disappears after being taken to powwow on reserve (August 15, 2016)
Darrell Moosomin, 54, walked away from the elder who was escorting him at the powwow on the Samson Cree Nation in Alberta.

Meskwaki Tribe cancels 102nd annual powwow after death in community
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Meskwaki Tribe cancels 102nd annual powwow after death in community (August 12, 2016)
The event had already gotten off to a shaky start as storms swept through the community on the first night of Meskwaki Powwow.

White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey
Education | National | Politics | Sports
White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey (August 10, 2016)
William Mendoza became upset when he saw someone wearing a Washington NFL jersey with some unusual words written on the back.

Chippewa Cree Tribe celebrates 100th anniversary of reservation
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Chippewa Cree Tribe celebrates 100th anniversary of reservation (August 8, 2016)
Congress created the Rocky Boy's Reservation in 1916 as a homeland for the Chippewa and Cree peoples.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids
Health | National
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids (July 22, 2016)
At least 11 people -- all under of the age of 35 -- died after overdosing on opioids and two more deaths have been linked to drugs.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe kicks off popular powwow after brief absence
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Coeur d'Alene Tribe kicks off popular powwow after brief absence (July 22, 2016)
Julyamsh is being held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds after a one-year hiatus.

Terri Miles: A refresher course in driving while Indian in Oklahoma
Opinion
Terri Miles: A refresher course in driving while Indian in Oklahoma (July 15, 2016)
I was driving home from a night of pow wow on a backcountry road late at night.

Gathering of Nation signs title sponsor deal with cannabis company
Business | National
Gathering of Nation signs title sponsor deal with cannabis company (July 7, 2016)
Starting in 2017, the popular powwow will be known as 'Ultra Health - Gathering of Nations' as part of the deal with the Ultra Health company.

Mark Trahant: Republican candidates play hide the stick with Donald Trump on the ticket
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican candidates play hide the stick with Donald Trump on the ticket (July 6, 2016)
Make no mistake: The 2016 election is not routine. If you want proof, look no further than the weekend encampment at the Arlee Celebration.

Quapaw Tribe welcomes family home for 144th annual powwow
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Quapaw Tribe welcomes family home for 144th annual powwow (July 1, 2016)
This year's event includes a fireworks display for the first time.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets ready for 95th annual powwow
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets ready for 95th annual powwow (June 29, 2016)
The weekend's events include the Fireball, a traditional ceremony that offers healing for people who are ill, a clambake, dance and drum contests and a princess competition.

Gun Lake Tribe hosts 2nd annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow in July
Politics
Gun Lake Tribe hosts 2nd annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow in July (June 24, 2016)
The July 9-10 event features a sunrise ceremony, a sobriety walk, a golf tournament, drum and dance competitions and an honoring for veterans.

President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville Rancheria
National | Politics | Trust
President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville Rancheria (June 22, 2016)
The California tribe will be reclaiming 300 acres of its ancestral homeland with the new law.

Harlan McKosato: Gathering of Nations is worth admission price
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Harlan McKosato: Gathering of Nations is worth admission price (June 20, 2016)
I have noticed one thing, despite all the complaints I hear about the costs involved with the GON – it keeps getting bigger and bigger each year.

Susanville Rancheria land-into-trust bill sent to President Obama
National | Politics | Trust
Susanville Rancheria land-into-trust bill sent to President Obama (June 10, 2016)
The tribe plans to use about 300 acres for its powwow grounds, a cultural center, a museum and a recreational area.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony dancers to perform for National Guard
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Reno-Sparks Indian Colony dancers to perform for National Guard (June 9, 2016)
Chairman Arlan Melendez said the tribe's participation in the Diversity Day highlights his people's long military tradition.

Indian school alumni gather for Father's Day powwow in Nevada
Education | National
Indian school alumni gather for Father's Day powwow in Nevada (June 9, 2016)
Over 200 dancers and more than 30 arts, crafts and food vendors, along with former students and their families, are expected at the annual event.

Gathering of Nations stays put in New Mexico with new venue
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Gathering of Nations stays put in New Mexico with new venue (June 2, 2016)
The popular powwow will take place at Expo New Mexico, on the site of the state fairgrounds.

Opinion: Gathering of Nations looks forward to new venue in 2017
Opinion
Opinion: Gathering of Nations looks forward to new venue in 2017 (May 17, 2016)
As the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people, we’re ready to move to a venue with partners who share our goals and values and support our traditions and cultures.

Lakota Country Times: New group rekindles ancient tribal alliance
Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: New group rekindles ancient tribal alliance (May 11, 2016)
The Lakota, Nakota, Dakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho people have stood by each other for centuries.

Lumbee Tribe promotes annual powwow with help of local Walmart
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Lumbee Tribe promotes annual powwow with help of local Walmart (May 6, 2016)
The 11th annual Dance of the Spring Moon is getting some major exposure at the Walmart in Pembroke, North Carolina.

Gathering of Nations must find new venue after end of agreement with University of New Mexico
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Gathering of Nations must find new venue after end of agreement with University of New Mexico (May 5, 2016)
The decision came just four days after the conclusion of the 33rd annual powwow that drew 100,000 people to Albuquerque.

Gathering of Nations wraps up with crowning of Miss Indian World
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Gathering of Nations wraps up with crowning of Miss Indian World (May 2, 2016)
The 33rd annual powwow drew more than 100,000" people to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | National
Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations (April 28, 2016)
The 33rd annual event is billed as the largest powwow and Native cultural exhibition in North America.

Arne Vainio: Saying Giigawaabamin (goodbye) to uncle and elder George Earth
Opinion
Arne Vainio: Saying Giigawaabamin (goodbye) to uncle and elder George Earth (April 19, 2016)
Giigawaabamin, George. I will dance your regalia and I will remember every step is a prayer.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge Reservation school hosts powwow
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Native Sun News: Pine Ridge Reservation school hosts powwow (March 30, 2016)
Over 100 dancers of all ages celebrated the beginning of spring at the 2nd Annual Mid-Winter Wacipi held at Isna Wica Owayawa (Loneman School) on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Native Sun News: Youth honored at Ateyapi powwow in Rapid City
Education | National
Native Sun News: Youth honored at Ateyapi powwow in Rapid City (March 24, 2016)
The Spring 2016 Ateyapi Wacipi – Honoring Our Youth Pow wow was held at the Rapid City Central High School on Saturday, March 19.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe prepares to host 21st annual powwow in May
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Tunica-Biloxi Tribe prepares to host 21st annual powwow in May (March 10, 2016)
The event takes place May 21-22 at the Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana.

Annual Two-Spirit Powwow promises inclusion in San Francisco
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Annual Two-Spirit Powwow promises inclusion in San Francisco (February 18, 2016)
The Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits organization is welcoming Native youth as head dancers for the first time.

Slate: Historians put a number on Indian people sold into slavery
Canada | National | World
Slate: Historians put a number on Indian people sold into slavery (January 18, 2016)
Tribal members, from Apache people to Wampanoags, were forced to work as slaves in Canada and as far away as Bermuda.

Vince Two Eagles: Powwows and Sundances are not the same
Opinion
Vince Two Eagles: Powwows and Sundances are not the same (January 15, 2016)
There are Pow-wows and Sundances held routinely throughout many European countries and therein lies the rub for many Indian people.

Lakota Country Times: Wambli Ska Wacipi celebrates fifth year in Rapid City
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Lakota Country Times: Wambli Ska Wacipi celebrates fifth year in Rapid City (January 13, 2016)
What began, in 2010, as a small urban powwow to support Native youth has now become one of the region’s largest New Year’s powwows.

House passes bill to place land in trust for Susanville Rancheria
Politics | Trust
House passes bill to place land in trust for Susanville Rancheria (December 1, 2015)
The tribe plans to use about 300 acres for its powwow grounds, a cultural center, a museum and a recreational area.

Lakota Country Times: Miss Lakota Nation celebrates youth
Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Miss Lakota Nation celebrates youth (November 11, 2015)
Santana Young Man Afraid of His Horses was crowned Miss Oglala Lakota Nation at the 30th Annual Oglala Lakota Nation Wacipi, Rodeo and Fair.

Jeff Kolpack: Brittany Brownotter serves as a role model for Native youth
Opinion | Sports
Jeff Kolpack: Brittany Brownotter serves as a role model for Native youth (November 2, 2015)
If there is a little Native American girl out there looking for somebody to be like when she grows up, Brittany Brownotter would be an ideal role model.

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