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American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebrationFiled Under: National | Politics
American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebration (01/09)
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 VegasFiled Under: National | Sports
Indian National Finals Rodeo gears up for big crowds in Las Vegas (10/25)
The 41st annual event promises $350,000 in cash prizes and other awards.
Native Sun News Today: All positive roads begin at the powwowFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: All positive roads begin at the powwow (10/17)
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 yearFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Miss He Sapa Win Elaina Red Shirt wraps up whirlwind year (10/13)
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 DakotaFiled Under: National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Powwow and Indian relay unite for big event in South Dakota (09/29)
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 PowwowFiled Under: National
Morongo Band getting ready for Thunder & Lightning Powwow (09/21)
Thousands of participants, dancers and drummers are expected for the 26th annual event in southern California.
National Indian Taco Championship in Oklahoma on October 1Filed Under: National
National Indian Taco Championship in Oklahoma on October 1 (09/20)
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 encampmentFiled Under: Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Tribes remain united at #NoDAPL encampment (09/06)
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 courtFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Dakota Access fires back at tribes and #NoDAPL movement ahead of hearing in federal court (09/06)
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 continuesFiled Under: Environment | National
Spokane Tribe goes ahead with powwow as fire recovery continues (09/02)
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 RidgeFiled Under: Opinion
Leon Matthews: Off The Rez Ramblings heads back to Pine Ridge (08/26)
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 upFiled Under: National | Politics | Sports
White House official hires attorney as powwow fight story heats up (08/19)
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 powwowFiled Under: National
Mille Lacs Band welcomes public to 50th annual traditional powwow (08/18)
The August 19-21 event takes place at the Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds in Onamia, Minnesota.
Klamath Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of federal restorationFiled Under: National | Federal Recognition
Klamath Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of federal restoration (08/18)
The Oregon tribe regained federal status in 1986 after losing all of its land to termination.
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation prepares for annual powwowFiled Under: National
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation prepares for annual powwow (08/16)
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 reserveFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
Native inmate disappears after being taken to powwow on reserve (08/15)
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 communityFiled Under: National
Meskwaki Tribe cancels 102nd annual powwow after death in community (08/12)
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 jerseyFiled Under: Education | National | Politics | Sports
White House official got into fight at powwow over offensive jersey (08/10)
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 reservationFiled Under: National
Chippewa Cree Tribe celebrates 100th anniversary of reservation (08/08)
Congress created the Rocky Boy's Reservation in 1916 as a homeland for the Chippewa and Cree peoples.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioidsFiled Under: Health | National
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids (07/22)
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 absenceFiled Under: National
Coeur d'Alene Tribe kicks off popular powwow after brief absence (07/22)
Julyamsh is being held at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds after a one-year hiatus.
Terri Miles: A refresher course in driving while Indian in OklahomaFiled Under: Opinion
Terri Miles: A refresher course in driving while Indian in Oklahoma (07/15)
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 companyFiled Under: Business | National
Gathering of Nation signs title sponsor deal with cannabis company (07/07)
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 ticketFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Republican candidates play hide the stick with Donald Trump on the ticket (07/06)
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 powwowFiled Under: National
Quapaw Tribe welcomes family home for 144th annual powwow (07/01)
This year's event includes a fireworks display for the first time.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets ready for 95th annual powwowFiled Under: National
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets ready for 95th annual powwow (06/29)
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 JulyFiled Under: Politics
Gun Lake Tribe hosts 2nd annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow in July (06/24)
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 RancheriaFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
President Obama signs land-into-trust bill for Susanville Rancheria (06/22)
The California tribe will be reclaiming 300 acres of its ancestral homeland with the new law.
Harlan McKosato: Gathering of Nations is worth admission priceFiled Under: Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Gathering of Nations is worth admission price (06/20)
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 ObamaFiled Under: National | Politics | Trust
Susanville Rancheria land-into-trust bill sent to President Obama (06/10)
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 GuardFiled Under: National
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony dancers to perform for National Guard (06/09)
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 NevadaFiled Under: Education | National
Indian school alumni gather for Father's Day powwow in Nevada (06/09)
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 venueFiled Under: National
Gathering of Nations stays put in New Mexico with new venue (06/02)
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 2017Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Gathering of Nations looks forward to new venue in 2017 (05/17)
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 allianceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: New group rekindles ancient tribal alliance (05/11)
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 WalmartFiled Under: Business | National
Lumbee Tribe promotes annual powwow with help of local Walmart (05/06)
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 MexicoFiled Under: National
Gathering of Nations must find new venue after end of agreement with University of New Mexico (05/05)
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 WorldFiled Under: National
Gathering of Nations wraps up with crowning of Miss Indian World (05/02)
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 Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | First Nations in Canada | National
Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations (04/28)
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 Filed Under: Opinion
Arne Vainio: Saying Giigawaabamin (goodbye) to uncle and elder George Earth (04/19)
Giigawaabamin, George. I will dance your regalia and I will remember every step is a prayer.
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge Reservation school hosts powwowFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge Reservation school hosts powwow (03/30)
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 CityFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: Youth honored at Ateyapi powwow in Rapid City (03/24)
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 MayFiled Under: National
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe prepares to host 21st annual powwow in May (03/10)
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 FranciscoFiled Under: National
Annual Two-Spirit Powwow promises inclusion in San Francisco (02/18)
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 slaveryFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | National | World
Slate: Historians put a number on Indian people sold into slavery (01/18)
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 sameFiled Under: Opinion
Vince Two Eagles: Powwows and Sundances are not the same (01/15)
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 CityFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Wambli Ska Wacipi celebrates fifth year in Rapid City (01/13)
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 RancheriaFiled Under: Politics | Trust
House passes bill to place land in trust for Susanville Rancheria (12/01)
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 youthFiled Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Miss Lakota Nation celebrates youth (11/11)
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 youthFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Jeff Kolpack: Brittany Brownotter serves as a role model for Native youth (11/02)
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.
Denver Art Museum maintains strong commitment to Native artFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Denver Art Museum maintains strong commitment to Native art (10/28)
The museum pays particularly close attention to contemporary Indian artists through its exhibitions and a residency program.
Native Sun News: Inmates express concerns at prison pow wowFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Inmates express concerns at prison pow wow (10/22)
The pow wow at the Jameson Annex in the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls returned to the gymnasium on October 17 after being banned by prison officials in recent years.
Tejon Tribe to hold inaugural powwow after gaining recognitionFiled Under: National | Federal Recognition
Tejon Tribe to hold inaugural powwow after gaining recognition (09/24)
The California tribe was restored to federal recognition in January 2012 by former assistant secretary Larry Echo Hawk.
Arne Vainio: Learning to dance to bring healing for our peopleFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Learning to dance to bring healing for our people (09/24)
George Earth has always told me seeing a doctor dancing would be healing for everyone and I discovered that meant me as much as anyone else.
Julianne Jennings: Change comes to urban Indian powwow sceneFiled Under: Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Change comes to urban Indian powwow scene (09/16)
Is our culture becoming more Eurocentric? Have we lost our tradition and bought into the commercialization of pow wows?
Native Sun News: South Dakota prison to host October powwowFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: South Dakota prison to host October powwow (09/15)
The LDN (Lakota, Dakota, Nakota) Spiritual Group inside the South Dakota State Prison system is looking for presenters and participants for its cultural conference and powwow.
Haskell University hosts 27th annual art market and powwowFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Haskell University hosts 27th annual art market and powwow (09/11)
The market runs Saturday and Sunday and the powwow takes place on Saturday.
Navajo Nation welcomes visitors to 69th annual fair in ArizonaFiled Under: National
Navajo Nation welcomes visitors to 69th annual fair in Arizona (09/10)
The event features a rodeo, parade, powwow, frybread contest and the always-popular competition for Miss Navajo Nation.
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts 139th annual wacipiFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts 139th annual wacipi (09/09)
Rosebud Fair has had a long history of being a major stop on the pow wow trail.
Soboba Band holds 19th annual powwow from September 18-20 Filed Under: National
Soboba Band holds 19th annual powwow from September 18-20 (09/08)
Thousands of participants and spectators are expected for a weekend of traditional games, bird singing and dances.

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