Being all of 6 years old, Zak Hoops just couldn’t understand why the college powwows he typically attends and where he performs the grass dance were being canceled.
Tribes, organizations and enterprises in Indian Country are trying to conduct business and mitigate fears about the coronavirus.
The PFLAG Phoenix Native American Chapter, known as Native PFLAG, will host the 2nd Annual Arizona Two Spirit Powwow at South Mountain Community College’s Performing Arts Center Amphitheater.
With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.
I have been to Crow Fair many times, but not on foot, wearing cowboy boots. It is a long stretch and after a while, all the camps look alike.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.
For over a quarter century Brian Uptgraft has been delivering toys to Indian Country, the latest being the Pine Ridge Reservation.
A petition that could lead to major changes in the way eagle feathers are eagle parts are handled by the federal government has generated significant controversy.
Following a long break after the death of its founder, the Wambli Ska Drum & Dance Society has resumed its weekly practices.
Cheyenne and Arapaho citizen and designer Nan Blassingame draws inspiration from tribal culture.
Trisheena Kills Pretty Enemy still remembers the ambulances parked in front of her house, the long trips to Denver for treatment and the doctor's announcement on Christmas Eve.
Montana State University will launch the American Indian Hall building project this month.
The 44th annual American Indian Council Powwow at Montana State University will be held March 29-30.
The late Joan Mondale was an ally of the first order and one who is remembered with respect and fondness in many Native families and homelands.
'Before going to prison, I was like any other youth raised in the violence and poverty, the alcohol and addiction. I was lost.'
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have rebounded after falling victim to termination in the 1950s.
Chief Standing Bear is once again watching over his people in Nebraska.
Daron White Eagle, the founder of the Wambli Ska Drum & Dance Society, passed away on July 20. He was 54.
Dancers, drummers and singers are gathering at Camp Jijak in Michigan for the Sweet Grass Moon Pow Wow.
An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.
Words are not always the best way to communicate and when you use them, make sure they matter.
The Yakama Nation is commemorating the 163rd anniversary of its treaty amid doubts raised by the Trump administration.
We want to see the biggest powwow and the biggest Native basketball tournament and we need a larger arena to do it.
Many of us have heard that question -- What are you? Dana Hedgpeth, a Washington Post reporter, shares her experience as a citizen of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe.
Sherenté Mishitashin Harris, a young citizen of the Narragansett Tribe, is among the candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
Organizers are expecting a large crow for the Two-Spirits Powwow in San Francisco, California, on February 3, 2018.
Bry Cordell Smiley, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, will be hosting the first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Although she was born and raised in Ohio, Master Sgt. Serena Dedes’ history will always be rooted in Arizona, home to the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Am anti-meth event, spiritual conference and powwow brought several Lakota leaders to the medium-maximum prison in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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.
Powwow is among the most common words associated with Native Americans but do you know its origin?
The 48th annual UTTC International Powwow will feature a special honoring for tribal citizens who served in the World War I era.
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.
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.
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.
When we lose an elder, we lose a library.
Thousands of dancers and drummers, along with tens of thousands of spectators, are flocking to New Mexico.
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.
Before September 11, 2001, a barbed wire fence was all that marked the border on the reservation.
Indian Country is finding plenty of ways to celebrate as the nation transitions to new leadership.
The 41st annual event promises $350,000 in cash prizes and other awards.
From the powwow springs many positive things in life, which can be directly connected to the spirituality sewn into the songs, dances and regalia.
Elaina Red Shirt, who just turned 18, relinquished her crown as Miss He Sapa Win at the He Sapa Wacipi.
Two of the fastest growing entertainment ventures in Indian Country are partnering to provide Rapid City with an unprecedented weekend of indigenous entertainment.
Thousands of participants, dancers and drummers are expected for the 26th annual event in southern California.
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.'
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.
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.
The Cayuse Mountain Fire, which destroyed more than 18,000 acres on the reservation, is the second largest in Washington history.
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.
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.
The August 19-21 event takes place at the Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds in Onamia, Minnesota.
The Oregon tribe regained federal status in 1986 after losing all of its land to termination.
Schemitzun, the Feast of Green Corn and Dance, takes place August 27-28 on the Connecticut tribe's reservation.
Darrell Moosomin, 54, walked away from the elder who was escorting him at the powwow on the Samson Cree Nation in Alberta.
The event had already gotten off to a shaky start as storms swept through the community on the first night of Meskwaki Powwow.
William Mendoza became upset when he saw someone wearing a Washington NFL jersey with some unusual words written on the back.