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article Powwow to focus on missing, murdered Native American women (4/25/2019)
(New Mexico) -- One of the largest annual gatherings of indigenous people in the United States begins Friday in New Mexico, where organizers of the two-day powwow say...
article American Indian Council Powwow highlights MMIW crisis: “When is it going to stop?” (3/31/2019)
(Montana) -- The 44th Annual American Indian Council Powwow continued Saturday at Montana State University, and this year, the theme of the powwow hit home—...
article Montana powwows dedicated to missing, murdered indigenous people (3/25/2019)
(Montana) -- Walter Runsabove has been to hundreds of powwows in his lifetime, every year since he was born. His family traveled all over the U.S. to celebrate dance,...
article Montana's annual powwows turn focus to missing, murdered indigenous people (3/25/2019)
(Montana) -- Walter Runsabove has been to hundreds of powwows in his lifetime, every year since he was born. His family traveled all over the U.S. to celebrate dance,...
article U Pow Wow Honors Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (4/26/2018)
(Utah) -- Among representatives of multiple tribal nations attending the University of Utah’s 46th annual Pow Wow on April 6 and 7 were silent guests who drew the...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

LGBTQ

article Two-Spirit: Meet the Native Americans embracing their LGBT+ tribe members (4/6/2019)
(Arizona) -- The sound of drums, singing and prayers marks the opening of a powwow in Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon. Marchers carry the flags of the United States and...
article For many Native Americans, embracing LGBT members is a return to the past (3/29/2019)
(Arizona) -- The sound of drums, singing and prayers marked the opening of a powwow in Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon this month. Marchers carried the flags of the...
article Arizona's first Native Two Spirit, LGBTQ Powwow coming to South Mountain Community College (3/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- In most powwow dances, dancers are divided into male or female categories. There is no other. "I know how heteronormative it is," said Sheila...
article Two-spirit Anishinaabe dancer called to dance powwow (6/24/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- Gayle Pruden puts on her beaded hair ties and necklace as she gets ready to dance in Winnipeg's 2nd annual two-spirit powwow. Putting on her regalia...
article Haskell to host its first ‘two-spirit’ powwow; event to celebrate Native LGBTQ identities (2/23/2018)
(Kansas) -- Haskell Indian Nations University has hosted countless powwows over the years. It’s never seen one quite like the powwow Bry Smiley has planned for...
article These Stunning Portraits Show What It’s Like To Be A Two-Spirit Native American Today (2/14/2018)
(California) -- On Feb. 3, the largest powwow to celebrate two-spirits was held in San Francisco. "Two-spirit" is a term to unify the continuum of gender...
article BAAITS and Two-Spirit Powwow Continue to Grow by Promoting Community Healing, Togetherness (1/25/2018)
(California) -- BAAITS is entering our 20th year as an organization. Our core mission remains the same: to retain and restore the traditional and modern roles that Two-...
article Two-spirit culture takes center stage at powwow (1/24/2018)
(California) -- LGBTs and others can celebrate and learn about two-spirit Native Americans at the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow that takes place next...
article Navajo student hosts first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell University in Kansas (12/4/2017)
(Kansas) -- Bry Cordell Smiley introduces himself in his traditional Navajo language. He describes the clans to which he belongs, his birthright as a citizen of the...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article Constitutional sovereignty celebration (3/20/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Osage Nation celebrated its 13th annual Sovereignty Day on Saturday at the Nation’s Tulsa Casino, honoring the Constitution ratified in March...
1 Article on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska prepares for powwow (2/23/2019)
(Iowa) -- February is an important month for the Winnebago Tribe. It marks the approaching new year and the last bear moon, honoring all bear clan members and bear...
1 Article on this Issue

Menominee Tribe

article Menominee tribal member and Army Reserves soldier dances at powwow at military base in Kuwait (12/14/2018)
(Kuwait) -- Among the many care packages recently sent to soldiers serving at an American military base in Kuwait was a box filled with unusual cargo. Not the beef jerky...
1 Article on this Issue

Twenty-Nine Palms

article This Coachella powwow is full of sights and sounds. Here are five things to experience (12/8/2018)
(California) -- BUM, BOOM, BUM-BOOM-BUM. Thundering drums and high-pitched vocals roared from overhead speakers as guests entered the Winter Gathering Powwow at...
1 Article on this Issue

Federal Recognition

article Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe holds powwow, aims for federal recognition (11/13/2018)
(Florida) -- Last year, an estimated 10,000 people came to Santa Rosa County for a Native American celebration that recalled the old ways, with native songs and dances,...
article Nansemond Indian Nation to celebrate long-awaited federal recognition at 30th pow wow (8/14/2018)
(Virginia) -- The Nansemond Indian Nation will celebrate a significant moment at its 30th annual pow wow this weekend. This year is special for the tribe, based out of...
article Upper Mattaponi pow wow celebrates tribe's recent federal recognition (5/26/2018)
(Virginia) -- The Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe held their 31st annual pow wow, their first pow wow as a federally recognized tribe. Native Americans from various...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cowlitz Tribe

article Old, new friends dance, sing at Cowlitz Pow Wow (10/21/2018)
(Washington) -- Perry Thompson, a member of the Navajo Nation currently living in Salem, said he likes to come to powwows to see old friends and make new ones, while...
article With eye on future, Cowlitz shift powwow closer to reservation (10/19/2018)
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe will bring its 19th annual powwow to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Saturday. That’s after 18 years...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chumash Tribe

article Tribes reunite at annual Chumash Inter-tribal Pow-Wow in Santa Ynez (10/8/2018)
(California) -- The 23rd annual Chumash Inter-tribal Pow-Wow at the Live Oak campground in Santa Ynez was held Sunday, giving tribes an opportunity to reunite.
article Native Americans share their culture through dance, music at Chumash pow-wow (10/6/2018)
(California) -- The best drummers, musicians, singers and dancers from Native American tribes across the United States and Canada converged on Live Oak Campground on...
article 20th Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering Held at Bluffs Park (4/18/2018)
(California) -- All were welcome at the free 20th annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering held last Saturday and Sunday at Malibu Bluffs Park. The event,...
article Native Americans gather at Live Oak Camp for Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow (10/3/2017)
(California) -- Native Americans of all ages from tribes across the United States and even Canada and Mexico gathered over the weekend at Live Oak Camp on the banks of...
article Native American Culture, Traditions Swirl to Life at Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow (9/30/2017)
(California) -- The soft jangle of bells mixed with a rhythmic drum beat filled the air at Live Oak Camp in the Santa Ynez Valley on Saturday during the 22nd annual...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Morongo Tribe

article 25,000 Gather at Morongo to Celebrate Native American Traditions (9/24/2018)
(California) -- An estimated 25,000 spectators gathered to celebrate the time-honored cultural traditions of Native American dance, music and art at the 28th Annual...
1 Article on this Issue

Soboba Band

article Soboba Powwow draws thousands to casino event center (sub req) (9/24/2018)
(California) -- Maintaining one’s identity, heritage, culture and native language is important for all Americans, a people who have come together to form a country...
1 Article on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Wampanoag Powwow Celebrates Tribe and Community (9/11/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) hosted their 14th annual powwow at the Aquinnah Circle this weekend. The celebration included ceremonial...
1 Article on this Issue

Shinnecock Tribe

article Police: Gunfire, no injuries, near NY Native American powwow (9/2/2018)
(New York) -- Police say gunfire erupted near a Native American celebration that draws thousands of visitors on Long Island. A man was arrested, and no one was injured....
article State Police Make Arrest After Shots Are Fired At Powwow On Saturday Nigh (9/2/2018)
(New York) -- State Police arrested a 23-year-old man on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation on Saturday after they said he fired two shots with a handgun during an...
article Tradition and culture celebrated at 72nd annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow (9/1/2018)
(New York) -- The sounds of tribal drums, the infectious rhythm of dancers from across the country and the smells of fried meat and kettle corn once again filled the...
article 72nd Shinnecock Indian Powwow Unfolds On Labor Day Weekend (8/29/2018)
(New York) -- The 70th Annual Shinnecock Powwow is a celebration of tradition and culture, and is set to delight visitors Labor Day weekend at the Shinnecock Reservation...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Crow Tribe

article Apsáalooke people celebrate 100 years of coming together for Crow Fair (8/12/2018)
(Montana) -- Lydia Fallsdown has been taking part in Crow Fair since she was 1 year old. She had to be tied to her horse that first year because she couldn’t hold...
article Crow Fair celebrates 100 years this summer (5/13/2018)
(Montana) -- One-hundred years later, Crow Fair continues to celebrate culture with the largest Native American event in Montana. The Apsáalooke people of the Crow...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article Coushatta Powwow a colorful celebration of culture (7/17/2018)
(Louisiana) -- An American Indian Powwow is basically the same as a Cajun fais do-do! Well, sort of; let me explain! A few years back, before I became a professional...
1 Article on this Issue

Barona

press release Barona Band of Mission Indians to Host 48th Annual Barona Powwow Over Labor Day Weekend (7/16/2018)
(California) -- The Barona Band of Mission Indians proudly invites the San Diego community to celebrate Native American heritage at the 48th Annual Barona Powwow over...
1 Article on this Issue

Gun Lake

article Gun Lake Tribe to host Pow Wow (7/11/2018)
(Michigan) -- Those on the lookout for opportunities to celebrate different cultures are in luck: the Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians will host the fourth annual...
1 Article on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee Wampanoag tribe celebrates powwow’s return to sovereign land (7/7/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Native American tribe whose ancestors broke bread with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is celebrating the return of its annual powwow to...
article A 'traditional homecoming' for Wampanoag powwow (7/5/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Dancers, drummers, vendors and visitors will gather this weekend in Mashpee to enjoy a traditional powwow on Wampanoag tribal lands. The 97th annual...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Marijuana still illegal on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe land, at powwow (7/5/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will be enforcing federal law on its reservation during the tribe’s annual powwow this weekend, meaning, among other...
1 Article on this Issue

Nottawaseppi Huron

article Nottawaseppi Huron Band holds pow wow celebration throughout weekend (6/23/2018)
(Michigan) -- Throughout the weekend, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi will host a pow wow in Fulton at the Pine Creek Indian Reservation, located at 1485...
1 Article on this Issue

Tunica-Biloxi

article Pow Wow weekend in Marksville teaches old Native American traditions (5/19/2018)
(Louisiana) -- Culture and fellowship brought Native Americans from across the country together this weekend at the Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow. The gathering is held annually...
article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Pow Wow set in Marksville (5/1/2018)
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana will host its 23rd annual Pow Wow on May 19 and 20 at the Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article More than 7,000 people turn out for Lumbee tribe's spring Powwow (5/6/2018)
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee tribal leaders say they believe more than 7,000 people turned out for the annual spring Powwow this weekend. That would set a new attendance...
1 Article on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article Pow Wow Festival & Parade fun: Seminole's annual event turns 50 (3/14/2018)
(Florida) -- The Pow Wow Festival & Parade, the city of Seminole’s oldest and largest event, celebrated its 50th anniversary March 9-11. Over three days,...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Wes Studi talks acting and gambling at Seminole Hard Rock (2/14/2018)
(Florida) -- “My life is a gamble,” says actor Wes Studi, who stars in “Hostiles,” which is currently playing in theaters. He and other Native...
1 Article on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Poarch Creek Indians acknowledge Heritage at the Annual Pow Wow (12/1/2017)
(Alabama) -- Thanksgiving Day and the day after, the Poarch Creek Indians held their annual Pow Wow in Atmore, Alabama at the Poarch Creek Reservation. Grand entrance...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article 49th chapter added to EOU Spring Pow Wow (5/21/2019)
(Oregon) -- Jeremy Russell of Woodburn, a Native American musician, had every reason to be floored with exhaustion late Saturday night at the conclusion of the 49th...
article Native American craft sale seeks to educate, raise funds for powwow (5/21/2019)
(Illinois) -- At the Native American Crafts Sale on June 1 in Antioch, visitors can learn the story of the drum keeper, listen to a Native American flutist and see...
article Native dances, costumes highlight Pottstown Pow Wow (5/20/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The 6th Annual Pow Wow on Manatawny Creek returned to Memorial Park on a recent weekend, with a focus on Native American culture.
article Three Rivers Traditional Pow Wow in La Crosse honors veterans and celebrates traditions (5/18/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The regalia had been in his family for generations, and when DJ Scott donned the traditional bear claw necklace, floral beaded apron and pipe breastplate...
article Manito Ahbee dancer from Saskatchewan has regalia stolen in Winnipeg (5/17/2019)
(Manitoba) -- A powwow dancer from Saskatchewan who is competing at this year's Manito Ahbee Festival is devastated her regalia was stolen from a truck in Winnipeg...
article Marshfield pow-wow celebrates kickoff to planting season (5/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- To Anthony Silva, the Spring Planting Moon pow-wow in Marshfield is not just a time for local Native Americans to commune and celebrate. It is also an...
article Headstart Powwow brings reservation kids together (5/16/2019)
(Montana) -- Little moccasins stomped to the beat of the drum during the 44th Annual Head Start Powwow. Roughly 600 guests from Head Start centers across the reservation...
article Dartmouth hosts 47th annual Powwow (5/14/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- Over 60 dancers from across the country came to campus on Saturday and Sunday to participate in Dartmouth’s 47th annual Powwow, a Native...
article Powwows across the Big Sky (5/11/2019)
(Montana) -- A powwow is a celebration in which Native American cultures come together to honor their legacy through music, dance and art. While origin stories vary,...
article 31st Annual Balboa Park Pow Wow (5/10/2019)
(California) -- The San Diego American Indian Health Center’s (SDAIHC) Annual Balboa Park Pow Wow will take place on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2019,...
article Native Americans to hold pow-wow in Marshfield for 26th year (5/9/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The fairgrounds are commonly filled with neon-lit amusement park rides, loud music festivals and rows of food booths, but later this month, it will be...
article Photos: Santa Clara University holds intertribal Native American gathering for first time in history (5/5/2019)
(California) -- Santa Clara University hosted its first annual American Indian Pow Wow in the Mission Gardens. A newly formed student group, the SCU Native American...
article Early Childhood Services ribbon skirt and shirts ready for powwow (5/2/2019)
(Montana) -- A social media post went out in March looking for someone to make tiny ribbon skirts and ribbon shirts for the kiddos at the Early Childhood Services Pablo...
article Meet the Native American Beadworker Who Was Once the Denver Powwow Princess (4/30/2019)
(Colorado) -- Colorado native and Native American beadwork artist Larissa No Braid is a member of the Arikara Tribe, the Mandan Tribe, the Hidatsa Tribe and is part...
article Miss Indian World, Grand Entry and Stage 49 - Our Gathering of Nations social media favorites (4/28/2019)
(Florida) -- The annual Gathering of Nation's Powwow is the nations largest annual powwow with thousands converging to New Mexico for the past 36 years. The...
article Madison College Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture (4/27/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Madison College hosted its annual Pow Wow Saturday afternoon as a celebration of Native American Culture. The Pow Wow was started more than 20 years ago...
article Gathering of Nations powwow draws thousands to Albuquerque (4/26/2019)
(New Mexico) -- One of the largest gatherings of indigenous peoples has drawn thousands of dancers, singers and artisans to New Mexico. The 36th annual Gathering of...
article Gathering of Nations underway at Tingley Coliseum (4/26/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The largest pow wow in North America kicks into full gear Friday. Around 3,000 singers and dancers will share their craft along with 800 artisans at the...
article Families and friends gather to dance, drum at annual Kyiyo Powwow (4/20/2019)
(Montana) -- A kaleidoscope of colorful fans, regalia and headdresses formed as Native American dancers shuffled in a circle to the steady beat of a drum at the 51st...
article SOU Native American Powwow brings together tribes, from California to Washington (4/15/2019)
(Oregon) -- Hosted by Southern Oregon University's Native American Student union, hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the tribal culture at the 27th Annual...

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