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Native punk rock band Sihasin 'excited' after being featured in new car commercial
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native punk rock band Sihasin 'excited' after being featured in new car commercial (December 7, 2017)
A holiday song performed by Sihasin, a brother and sister duo from the Navajo Nation, has landed in a national advertising campaign.

Northern Cree drum group nominated for Grammy award in 'regional roots' category
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | National
Northern Cree drum group nominated for Grammy award in 'regional roots' category (November 28, 2017)
Nominations for the 60th annual Grammy awards were released on Tuesday, with indigenous musicians again relegated to a single category.

All-Native band Warpath from California mixes heavy metal with tribal elements
Arts & Entertainment
All-Native band Warpath from California mixes heavy metal with tribal elements (October 11, 2017)
Warpath is an all-Native band from southern California that mixes heavy metal with traditional drums and rattles.

Native Sun News Today: Black Hills Unity Concert honors #NoDAPL participants
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Black Hills Unity Concert honors #NoDAPL participants (September 18, 2017)
The Black Hills Unity Concert honored several invited guests for their various contributions to tribal nations, community leadership and environmental activism.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate citizens share original works with Lakota Music Project
Arts & Entertainment | National
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate citizens share original works with Lakota Music Project (September 14, 2017)
Eight citizens of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate are debuting their original compositions as part of the Lakota Music Project in South Dakota.

Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended
Opinion
Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended (August 30, 2017)
The more people are quiet about the world they wish to live in, the easier it is to accept that things around them will never change, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization (August 8, 2017)
Native peoples provide creative energies to the world, despite invasion and colonization, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Acclaimed 'Rumble' documentary shares Indian influence in popular music
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | National
Acclaimed 'Rumble' documentary shares Indian influence in popular music (August 1, 2017)
A new documentary about the influence of Indian musicians in popular music is playing in theaters in the United States and Canada.

First Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival takes place June 2-4
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
First Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival takes place June 2-4 (May 30, 2017)
The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline led to the creation of the Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A Mescalero Apache music legend passes on
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: A Mescalero Apache music legend passes on (May 30, 2017)
A. Paul Ortega, the Apache musician and traditional healer, died on May 17 at his home in Mescalero Territory in New Mexico.

André Cramblit: Celebrating the music that shapes our Native lives
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
André Cramblit: Celebrating the music that shapes our Native lives (May 11, 2017)
An appreciation of music, from the heartbeat in the womb to the guitars of Zappa.

Native Sun News Today: Young artist connects with Lakota culture
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Young artist connects with Lakota culture (April 6, 2017)
Just over two decades ago Jacob Helvick was born to an adopted Lakota mother and raised in Humboldt, Iowa.

Elizabeth LaPensée: Video games encourage indigenous culture
Education | National | Technology
Elizabeth LaPensée: Video games encourage indigenous culture (March 24, 2017)
Done right, games have the potential to be self-determined spaces, where Indigenous people can express themselves on their own terms.

Award-winning group raises funds for Water Protector legal fund
Arts & Entertainment | National | Opinion
Award-winning group raises funds for Water Protector legal fund (March 6, 2017)
The Water Protector Legal Collective has been providing =services for people who have been arrested in connection with the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

Tim Giago: Starting off another new year with some favorite songs
Opinion
Tim Giago: Starting off another new year with some favorite songs (January 2, 2017)
As the headline reads I pondered about how to start off the New Year with my first column of 2017.

Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod
Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod (December 14, 2016)
The critically-acclaimed documentary about the late Elouise Cobell is garnering more notice.

Democracy Now: A 'huge step' from President Obama in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | National | Politics
Democracy Now: A 'huge step' from President Obama in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline (November 4, 2016)
Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe joins Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman for the latest on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Native Sun News Today: Concert brings unity to the Black Hills
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Concert brings unity to the Black Hills (September 21, 2016)
The 2016 Black Hills Unity Concert at Elk Creek Resort in Piedmont celebrated its third year with a call to Honor the Sacred, the Earth and All Her People.

Native artists chosen for National Endowment for the Arts award
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native artists chosen for National Endowment for the Arts award (September 12, 2016)
Bryan Akipa (Sisseton Wahpeton), Clarissa Rizal (Tlingit) and Theresa Secord (Penobscot) are National Heritage Fellows.

Native Sun News: Native POP celebrates Native artists in Rapid City
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Native POP celebrates Native artists in Rapid City (July 29, 2016)
The Rapid City Arts Council and Native POP: People of the Plains presented A Gathering of Arts and Culture art market and cultural celebration, a day of film, art, concerts and cultural education, downtown at Main Street Square on July 16.

Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timely
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timely (July 11, 2016)
Topical songs about Indians might fade away because fashions changed, but not because the Indian wars are over.

Steve Russell: Music always plays a role in our political campaigns
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Music always plays a role in our political campaigns (July 8, 2016)
The U.S. has been running political tunes up the flagpole every election since George Washington’s run for a second term.

Steve Russell: Music forms the soundtrack of our lives and times
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Music forms the soundtrack of our lives and times (July 4, 2016)
By the time you are pushing 40, you understand why oldies radio stations are common coast to coast.

A Tribe Called Red heads to Alaska next month for Native benefit
Arts & Entertainment | National
A Tribe Called Red heads to Alaska next month for Native benefit (June 29, 2016)
The award-winning Native music group is performing in the 49th state for the first time.

Chairman Jim Boyd from Colville Tribes passes away at age of 60
National
Chairman Jim Boyd from Colville Tribes passes away at age of 60 (June 22, 2016)
Vice Chair Michael Marchand: 'This is a very, very sad day.'

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne musician Gary Small shares talents with youth
Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne musician Gary Small shares talents with youth (June 8, 2016)
The Coyote Brothers, led by guitar wizard Gary Small, performed at the Lame Deer High School on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

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.

Gyasi Ross: Indian Country shares its love for the late great Prince
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country shares its love for the late great Prince (April 25, 2016)
Travel well, Prince Rogers Nelson. You’ve changed a lot of lives (and caused a lot of babies to be born.)

Award-winning singer Joanne Shenandoah awaits liver transplant
Arts & Entertainment | Health | National
Award-winning singer Joanne Shenandoah awaits liver transplant (April 7, 2016)
Joanne Shenandoah has been approved for the transplant and is awaiting surgery at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida.

Native Sun News: Ojibwe flute player Darren Thompson stays busy
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Ojibwe flute player Darren Thompson stays busy (April 5, 2016)
When Darren Thompson pulls off his apron and clocks out from his coffee shop job, he dawns his wool vest and heads for the hills with his case of musical instruments.

Native Sun News: Rosebud singer turns attention to a higher power
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Rosebud singer turns attention to a higher power (March 16, 2016)
As Darlene 'Red Elk' Myers sang her Lakota heart out in a smoke-filled, country & western club in Bordentown, N.J., a friend continuously came to her shows inviting her to church.

Interview: Tulalip hip-hop artist Komplex Kai focuses on music
Arts & Entertainment
Interview: Tulalip hip-hop artist Komplex Kai focuses on music (February 23, 2016)
The artist also known as Kisar Jones-Fryberg is playing at the Canoes Cabaret at the Tulalip Resort Casino on February 26.

Miss Lumbee won't lose title following appearance in music video
Arts & Entertainment
Miss Lumbee won't lose title following appearance in music video (January 20, 2016)
Miss Lumbee Alexis Raeana Jones remains on suspension until February 5 after acknowledging it was 'inappropriate' to participate in the video.

Andre Cramblit: David Bowie inspired a generation of Native youth
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Andre Cramblit: David Bowie inspired a generation of Native youth (January 20, 2016)
David Bowie inspired a generation of youth, yes even Native youth, to imagine, dream and live outside the box.

Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge band raises money for tour van
Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge band raises money for tour van (January 19, 2016)
Scatter Their Own has embarked on a crowd-funding campaign designed to help the band gather the funds to cover a new touring van that would potentially allow for the band to better promote themselves.

A Tribe Called Red working to release third album after big year
Arts & Entertainment | Canada
A Tribe Called Red working to release third album after big year (January 7, 2016)
Ian Campeau, also known as DJ NDN, said he's 'really excited' about the group's upcoming release.

American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69
National
American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69 (December 9, 2015)
'I don't want to tell people how to remember me,' the late legend said prior to his passing. 'I want people to remember me as they remember me.'

Native Sun News: Lakota blues player opens South Dakota festival
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Lakota blues player opens South Dakota festival (September 30, 2015)
The Deadwood Jam this year opened up with Lakota blues front man, Brandon Sprague (Minnicoujou Lakota) of the Brandon Sprague Blues Band.

Native Sun News: Black Hills concert draws attention to treaties
Arts & Entertainment | Environment
Native Sun News: Black Hills concert draws attention to treaties (September 4, 2015)
Participants from coast to coast gathered at the second annual Unity Concert for the Black Hills, which brought some 50 musical acts to an outdoor stage here on the banks of Elk Creek.

Rincon Band hosts huge hip-hop dance contest on reservation
Arts & Entertainment | National | World
Rincon Band hosts huge hip-hop dance contest on reservation (August 11, 2015)
Over 3,500 dancers from 50 countries participated in the World Hip Hop Dance Championship.

Transgender singer breaks new ground in treaty day contests
Arts & Entertainment | Canada
Transgender singer breaks new ground in treaty day contests (August 10, 2015)
Aalayna Spence competed as her chosen gender in two talent competitions in Manitoba.

San Manuel Band donates $70K to support symphony concerts
Arts & Entertainment
San Manuel Band donates $70K to support symphony concerts (August 5, 2015)
The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra received $60,000 from the tribe last year too.

Native Sun News: Young artist wins top award at Native market
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Young artist wins top award at Native market (July 28, 2015)
The Third Annual Gathering of People, Wind and Water, a Native art market and cultural celebration drew more than 4,000 visitors to the heart of downtown Rapid City.

PEN interview with award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo
Arts & Entertainment
PEN interview with award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo (July 15, 2015)
PEN America guest editor Natalie Diaz talks to poet and musician Joy Harjo. A member of the Mvskoke Creek Nation, Harjo lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist prepares for new release
Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist prepares for new release (July 10, 2015)
Finding artists in Lakota Country is fairly easy, finding one who is female and a grunge rocker is far more difficult.

A Tribe Called Red releases free remix of Buffy Sainte-Marie track
Arts & Entertainment | Canada
A Tribe Called Red releases free remix of Buffy Sainte-Marie track (July 2, 2015)
The Native DJs are showing some love to the legendary musician and activist.

Gyasi Ross gets nod for 'Marlon Brando' single off new release
Arts & Entertainment
Gyasi Ross gets nod for 'Marlon Brando' single off new release (June 30, 2015)
The attorney and author is garnering critical praise for ISSKOOTSIK, his first release.

Review: Buffy Sainte-Marie hits hard with 'Power in the Blood'
Arts & Entertainment
Review: Buffy Sainte-Marie hits hard with 'Power in the Blood' (June 23, 2015)
While her musical influences come from all over the place, she filters them through her creativity to express deep thoughts and feelings.

Native Sun News: Indian art market opens in downtown Rapid City
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Indian art market opens in downtown Rapid City (June 19, 2015)
The first He Sapa Center for Performing Arts Northern Plains Art Market opened with the artistry of top notch up-and-coming Native American musicians.

Rosanna Deerchild: An iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie still inspires
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Opinion
Rosanna Deerchild: An iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie still inspires (May 18, 2015)
She is a musical innovator — producing her own music and adopting electronic instruments before anyone else.

Interview with Gyasi Ross about spoken word release 'Isskootsik'
Arts & Entertainment
Interview with Gyasi Ross about spoken word release 'Isskootsik' (April 23, 2015)
An interview with attorney and author Gyasi Ross about his upcoming spoken world release.

Moapa Band to host Further Future music festival next month
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
Moapa Band to host Further Future music festival next month (April 22, 2015)
The organizers moved the event to the reservation after two federal agencies denied permits to use public roads to access a different site.

Gyasi Ross releases spoken word album 'Isskootsik' on May 12
Arts & Entertainment | National
Gyasi Ross releases spoken word album 'Isskootsik' on May 12 (April 20, 2015)
The attorney and author is adding another title to his resume: recording artist.

Jordan Russell: Cultural appropriation continues at music fests
Opinion
Jordan Russell: Cultural appropriation continues at music fests (April 14, 2015)
Let’s be honest: if you can afford to drop $375 on a ticket to Coachella, you can afford to buy your Native-inspired jewelry and other goods from artisans whose profits help them to feed their family.

Lecture focuses on repatriation of tribal intellectual properties
Education | National | Technology
Lecture focuses on repatriation of tribal intellectual properties (March 25, 2015)
The Sam Noble Musuem in Oklahoma will host Trevor Reed, the director of the Hopi Music Repatriation Project, next week.

Auburn Community buys stake in rock music festival company
Arts & Entertainment | Business
Auburn Community buys stake in rock music festival company (January 28, 2015)
The tribe's investment in Danny Wimmer Presents was described as 'significant.'

Navajo Nation Council delegate does double duty as metalhead
Arts & Entertainment | National | Politics
Navajo Nation Council delegate does double duty as metalhead (January 26, 2015)
When Edmund Yazzie isn't working on legislation he's playing drums for a popular band on the reservation.

NMAI director welcomes changes in Indian imagery in Peter Pan
Arts & Entertainment | National
NMAI director welcomes changes in Indian imagery in Peter Pan (December 4, 2014)
The live version airs on NBC tonight and features an actress with Native heritage.

Performance sheds light on 'purchase' of Lenape island in 1626
Arts & Entertainment
Performance sheds light on 'purchase' of Lenape island in 1626 (November 19, 2014)
The acquisition of Manhattan is told from a Native point of view in a concert opera.

Doug George-Kanentiio: NAMMYs promote Native musical talent
Arts & Entertainment | National
Doug George-Kanentiio: NAMMYs promote Native musical talent (November 18, 2014)
The fifteenth Native American Music Awards, held at the Seneca Allegany Casino in New York, once again honored the best in Native music.

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