Native America Calling: Tall Paul’s Story of Jim Thorpe (November 18, 2022)Everything changed for hip-hop artist Tall Paul when he first heard about iconic athlete Jim Thorpe.
‘Huge loss for the world’: Lakota cultural bearer Kevin Locke passes on (October 5, 2022)Kevin Locke — renowned hoop dancer, flute player and educator of Lakota language and culture — passed away suddenly at the age of 68.
Native Sun News Today: Native POP Fest takes center stage in Black Hills (September 21, 2022)Musicians from all genres and walks of life graced the stage at the Native People of the Plains POP Fest.
Native America Calling: New music sampler (September 20, 2022)As summer wanes, Andi Murphy welcomes the beginning of autumn with a Native music sampler.
Native America Calling: Honoring the top Native Hip Hop artists (September 9, 2022)TheRA11N, Pooky G and She Rōz are some of the artists who won big this year at the annual International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards.
Native America Calling: The legacy of Elvis for Native Americans (August 16, 2022)Elvis Presley’s profound popularity continues to resonate with many Native music fans.
Native America Calling: Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Centennial (August 3, 2022)The city of Gallup, New Mexico, is marking 100 years of celebrating the region’s Indigenous culture with events like a parade and traditional song and dance.
Native America Calling: Through the Decades (July 6, 2022)“Through the Decades” remembers the politics, significant events, and pop culture that helped shape Native America.
Native America Calling: Bear Grease is the word (June 16, 2022)An all-Native send-up of the musical turned hit movie “Grease” is connecting with audiences across Turtle Island.
Native America Calling: Live with the Native Guitars Tour (April 29, 2022)Both big name Native acts and up-and-coming artists are sharing the bill with the Native Guitars Tour.
Native America Calling: Live with the Native Guitars Tour (April 28, 2022)Both big name Native acts and up-and-coming artists are sharing the bill with the Native Guitars Tour.
Native artists ‘left hanging’ after big event fizzles out (April 16, 2022)An ambitious showcase of Native talent devolved into controversy and recrimination as performers and vendors were left in the dark about the event.
Native America Calling: Music Maker in Review (December 31, 2021)Join Native America Calling to celebrate a great year in Native music!
Native America Calling: Woodstock remembered (December 30, 2021)In this encore presentation, Native America Calling will get remembrances from those who were at Woodstock and what the experience means to them now.
Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwa, 1957-2021 (December 6, 2021)She had a bright voice like liquid gold, a luminous heart and a magnetic smile. Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwa was a multi-talented musician, humanitarian and matriarch.
Doug George-Kanentiio: On my journey with Joanne Shenandoah (December 6, 2021)As soon as Jo entered the room, I knew with certainty we would marry, but she did not.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition with PIQSIQ (December 1, 2021)The Indigenous artistry of Inuksuk Mackay (Inuit) and Tiffany Ayalik (Inuit) comes together as PIQSIQ.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition with Keith Secola (November 10, 2021)Anishinaabe artist Keith Secola is an iconic figure in the world of Native music.
Native America Calling: Woodstock remembered (November 5, 2021)Native America Calling will get remembrances from those who were at Woodstock and what the experience means to them now.
Sihasin at The Kennedy Center (October 15, 2021)For three decades, brother and sister Jeneda and Clayson Benally have been recording and touring bringing their empowering organic conscious raising charged music to communities around the globe.
Cary Morin at The Kennedy Center (October 14, 2021)Cary Morin’s music is often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock.
Native America Calling: Preston Singletary and multidisciplinary collaboration (September 30, 2021)Multidisciplinary artists like Preston Singletary are drawing inspiration and support from their culture and each other to keep their creativity thriving.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition with Klee Benally (September 22, 2021)Native America Calling visits with Navajo musician Klee Benally to find out why he’s calling out settler colonial order.
Native America Calling: Music Maker (August 25, 2021)Qacung, also known as Stephen Blanchet, is out with his first solo album, a tribute to Alaska Native people.
Arne Vainio: We all have an opportunity to redeem (August 12, 2021)All our generations exist in us and one day our ancestors will carry us home.
Native America Calling: Music Maker (July 16, 2021)From harmonious trap sounds sprinkled with poppy vocals Mattmac is leading a positive musical revolution for Native people living with disabilities.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition (June 24, 2021)Get to know the husband-wife duo Twin Flames, including their work with schools to help youth realize their potential through music and Indigenous culture.
Native America Calling: Recognizing Indigenous Hip-Hop artists (June 23, 2021)The first-ever International Indigenous Hip-Hop Awards honored more than a dozen artists for their musical and lyrical talents.
Native America Calling: Music Maker (May 20, 2021)We turn our musical gaze to the work of Lil’wat artist Russell Wallace.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition (March 12, 2021)On their newest album, Sunburnt Stone invites listeners into soulful stories that travel from the dustiest rez roads to the hardest pavement.
Native America Calling: Music Maker (February 11, 2021)Traditional powwow singer and song maker Bryden Gwiss uses what he’s learned—and taught—on the powwow trail to create a new sound.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people invisible on inauguration day (February 1, 2021)The Joe Biden presidential inauguration was a glaring reminder for indigenous people that we remain mostly obscure.
Native America Calling: Music Maker: Bryden Gwiss (January 28, 2021)Traditional powwow singer and song maker Bryden Gwiss uses what he’s learned—and taught—on the powwow trail to create a new sound.
Native America Calling: 2020 Music Maker in Review (December 25, 2020)Native America Calling’s conversations with a dozen Native musicians through the year were full of some eventful moments.
Native America Calling: December Music Maker (December 18, 2020)The Red and Blues Band started as a creative outlet playing gigs at Haskell Indian Nations University.
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