Singing, dancing, socializing, sharing food – the elements that make powwows an essential part of preserving Native cultures are the same ones that make them a coronavirus risk.
Osage women are often referred to as the backbone of our community, not just as mothers and wives but keepers of our traditions, our songs, and performed the essential work in maintaining the Osage way of life.
Beadwork requires concentration, great attention to detail, and some occasional ripping and tearing to fix mistakes.
Tributes are pouring in from Indian Country following the passing of Nakotah LaRance, a champion hoop dancer whose performances and bright attitude brought joy to audiences throughout the world.
The truth is, America is no longer a new country, as it has often said to be. It is an old country inhabited by people who have wanted to create a new history.
The Covid-19 pandemic has swept across the planet and has left none of us untouched.

'The climate crisis is not paused while we battle Covid-19; we must support and learn from those at the front line of the struggle for climate justice,' Esperanza Project founder Tracy Barnett says ahead of an online premiere of a new film.

Planning is taking place for the next He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate in 2021.

A popular author is facing renewed accusations of cultural appropriation after repeatedly using tribal stories and traditions without consent.

Santa Fe Indian Market, billed as the one of the best, largest and oldest market of its kind, will take place online this year.

Indigenous artists across the Americas are engaging technology and other works to draw attention to their culture and the environmental challenges confronting their communities.

Events that normally take place annually in Rapid City and the Black Hills have joined the evolving conversation of whether or not to host patrons amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Businesses have been changing ways of operation and avenues of income from day to day during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, some Native Americans have found a way to safely host traditional powwows by moving them online.

One of the greatest sources of strength Cherokee people have right now is our culture and heritage.

A once celebrated Native author who was the subject of sexual harassment allegations reappeared on the very popular Social Distance Powwow group, frustrating leaders in the #MeToo and missing and murdered Indigenous women movements.

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.

The subjects of the 'Warrior Women' film are speaking out against the dangers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Storytelling is an integral part of our Cherokee culture.

When I grew up on the reservation, I had a grandfather who loaded up the kids and drove us into the white man’s town. Those were the best of times!

Two Native authors who are sharing stories about Native family life have been recognized with prestigious book awards.

An impressive lineup of artists and performers are taking part in the International Indigenous Music Summit, now in its second year.

'The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage' starts from the first days after the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists is the first museum exhibition exclusively devoted to Native American women artists from the United States and Canada.

For Indigenous Peoples who have lived within their traditional territories for generations, music is a repository of ecological knowledge, with songs embedding ancestors’ knowledge, teachings and wisdom.

A well-known Pueblo artist can't sue the police officers who pointed an assault rifle at him, handcuffed him and detained him, a court has ruled.

You've heard it everywhere. Now get ready for the first Native language version of 'Baby Shark' doo doo doo doo doo doo.

The work of a Choctaw Nation artist inspired the name of a government-wide initiative aimed at addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.

Native music remains in a cultural ghetto, unheard by most people, unmarketed by the major music companies and alien to a world which is in desperate needs of its power and beauty.

“Mallard’s Road,” a film starring Lakota actors, will have its world premiere at the famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.

The 130-year legacy of fire suppression in the U.S. is a process that continues to dispossess Native peoples of their lands.

The opportunity to share a bit of our culture, history and stories with non-Indians of good will is always good and appreciated.

Groundbreaking Oglala Lakota musician Buddy Red Bow is the subject of a new documentary.

A documentary about Buddy Red Bow, the Lakota musician, premieres on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

Performing for the first time outside South Dakota, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s Lakota Music Project will appear in concert at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is telling is own story at a new cultural center and museum on the reservation.