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'We're building faith': Social Distance Powwow brings Indian Country together despite coronavirus
'We're building faith': Social Distance Powwow brings Indian Country together despite coronavirus (March 30, 2020)

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.


Some see normal as a go ... while others say no after COVID-19 disruption
Some see normal as a go ... while others say no after COVID-19 disruption (March 6, 2020)

Tribes, organizations and enterprises in Indian Country are trying to conduct business and mitigate fears about the coronavirus.


Arizona Two Spirit Powwow returns for a second year
Arizona Two Spirit Powwow returns for a second year (February 5, 2020)

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.


CDC museum features Indian Country exhibits
CDC museum features Indian Country exhibits (November 19, 2019)

The health and wellness of American Indians and Alaska Natives – both in rural and urban settings – is a complex challenge with multiple solutions.


Celebrating Native American Day
Celebrating Native American Day (October 15, 2019)

I am grateful for the rich heritage of South Dakota tribes. Their history is woven deep within the fabric of our state.


Presidential candidates continue outreach in Indian Country
Presidential candidates continue outreach in Indian Country (October 14, 2019)

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.


Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town
Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town (September 25, 2019)

As border towns go, Sheridan, Wyoming, may be one of the best, though, in my opinion, it could improve on relationships with Natives.


Clara Caufield: That time this Cheyenne grandma got lost at Crow Fair
Clara Caufield: That time this Cheyenne grandma got lost at Crow Fair (August 27, 2019)

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.


Pete Buttigieg touts health care plans as benefit for Indian Country
Pete Buttigieg touts health care plans as benefit for Indian Country (August 23, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg didn't attend a historic Native forum like several others but he's still reaching out to Native voters.


Native Sun News Today: Unlikely benefactor brings cheer to Indian kids
Native Sun News Today: Unlikely benefactor brings cheer to Indian kids (August 19, 2019)

For over a quarter century Brian Uptgraft has been delivering toys to Indian Country, the latest being the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country
Eagle feather petition draws intense interest in Indian Country (July 15, 2019)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Drum and dance group returns to help youth
Native Sun News Today: Drum and dance group returns to help youth (June 21, 2019)

Following a long break after the death of its founder, the Wambli Ska Drum & Dance Society has resumed its weekly practices.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Native designer ready for New York debut
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Native designer ready for New York debut (June 4, 2019)

Cheyenne and Arapaho citizen and designer Nan Blassingame draws inspiration from tribal culture.


MSU News: Native student being honored for community involvement at upcoming powwow
MSU News: Native student being honored for community involvement at upcoming powwow (March 29, 2019)

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.


MSU News: Blessing for new American Indian Hall set for powwow weekend
MSU News: Blessing for new American Indian Hall set for powwow weekend (March 13, 2019)

Montana State University will launch the American Indian Hall building project this month.


MSU News: Powwow dedicated to missing and murdered indigenous women and girls
MSU News: Powwow dedicated to missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (March 4, 2019)

The 44th annual American Indian Council Powwow at Montana State University will be held March 29-30.


Suzan Shown Harjo: Joan Mondale was a model ally for Indian Country
Suzan Shown Harjo: Joan Mondale was a model ally for Indian Country (February 26, 2019)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Former inmate connected with his culture behind bars
Native Sun News Today: Former inmate connected with his culture behind bars (February 18, 2019)

'Before going to prison, I was like any other youth raised in the violence and poverty, the alcohol and addiction. I was lost.'


Siletz Tribe celebrates restoration of federal recognition
Siletz Tribe celebrates restoration of federal recognition (November 16, 2018)

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians have rebounded after falling victim to termination in the 1950s.


'It honors all of our people': Ponca Tribe dedicates statue of Chief Standing Bear
'It honors all of our people': Ponca Tribe dedicates statue of Chief Standing Bear (August 13, 2018)

Chief Standing Bear is once again watching over his people in Nebraska.


Native community shocked by passing of drum and dance group leader
Native community shocked by passing of drum and dance group leader (July 30, 2018)

Daron White Eagle, the founder of the Wambli Ska Drum & Dance Society, passed away on July 20. He was 54.


Gun Lake Tribe hosts third annual Sweet Grass Moon Pow Wow
Gun Lake Tribe hosts third annual Sweet Grass Moon Pow Wow (July 12, 2018)

Dancers, drummers and singers are gathering at Camp Jijak in Michigan for the Sweet Grass Moon Pow Wow.


Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation
Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation (June 27, 2018)

An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.


Arne Vainio: Don't wait too long to let someone know they are important
Arne Vainio: Don't wait too long to let someone know they are important (June 12, 2018)

Words are not always the best way to communicate and when you use them, make sure they matter.


Yakama Nation celebrates treaty whose provisions are questioned by Trump
Yakama Nation celebrates treaty whose provisions are questioned by Trump (June 7, 2018)

The Yakama Nation is commemorating the 163rd anniversary of its treaty amid doubts raised by the Trump administration.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament
Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament (June 5, 2018)

We want to see the biggest powwow and the biggest Native basketball tournament and we need a larger arena to do it.


Dana Hedgpeth: Yes I'm a 'real live Indian' and this is my country too
Dana Hedgpeth: Yes I'm a 'real live Indian' and this is my country too (May 11, 2018)

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.


Narragansett student nominated for presidential scholars program
Narragansett student nominated for presidential scholars program (January 24, 2018)

Sherenté Mishitashin Harris, a young citizen of the Narragansett Tribe, is among the candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.


Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits prepare for seventh annual powwow
Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits prepare for seventh annual powwow (December 19, 2017)

Organizers are expecting a large crow for the Two-Spirits Powwow in San Francisco, California, on February 3, 2018.


Navajo student hosts first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell University in Kansas
Navajo student hosts first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell University in Kansas (December 4, 2017)

Bry Cordell Smiley, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, will be hosting the first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell Indian Nations University.


DVIDS: White Mountain Apache soldier proud to represent her tribe in the military
DVIDS: White Mountain Apache soldier proud to represent her tribe in the military (November 10, 2017)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Indian inmates urged to reconnect to their tribal heritages
Native Sun News Today: Indian inmates urged to reconnect to their tribal heritages (October 25, 2017)

Am anti-meth event, spiritual conference and powwow brought several Lakota leaders to the medium-maximum prison in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


Grand Traverse Band wasn't consulted about ill-timed visit by Christopher Columbus replica ships
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.