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Pow Wow Life - PowWows.com

Explore Native American Culture through the people and their stories! Welcome everyone - Natives and people looking to learn more about this vibrant living culture. Hosted by Paul Gowder the creator and owner of PowWows.com. PowWows.com is your source for all things Native American since 1996.
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Jan 24, 2023

Join Paul G for an interview with Jennifer Younger. Raised in the Southeast Alaska town of Yakutat, Jennifer was surrounded by nature and traditional ways of life. Jennifer is Tlingit of the Eagle Kaagwaantaan clan and now calls Sitka, Alaska home.

Jennifer draws inspiration from traditional Tlingit formline designs, historic artifacts, spruce root basket weaving patterns, and from the contrast and texture of metals. Jennifer strives to continuously push the boundaries of her medium. Each piece of jewelry is handmade and assembled by her. Every engraved creation is unique, as she does not use patterns. Freehand design work ensures everyone has their very own one-of-a-kind creation.

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Jan 10, 2023

The Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn Roe has major impact on Indian Country.

In addition, there are cases on the court's docket that could fundamentally change policies and laws such as the Indian Child Welfare Act, Indian Gaming, and more.

On this week's episode I speak with Rebecca Nagle, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Rebecca hosts This Land podcast and has been following the impact of the court on Indian policies.

There are several cases pending that could drastically change Indian Country!

These are complicated cases and Rebecca does a great job of explaining them. I would try, but she does a much better job!

Join us to discuss how the Supreme Court could change Indian Country.

Jan 10, 2023

Join Paul G for an interview with Miss Minnesota.

Rachel Evangelisto is the first-ever Indigenous Miss Minnesota.

She is from the Hunkpapa Standing Rock Lakota Sioux.  She has been accepted into the Native American Law & Sovereignty program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law as a Native Justice Fellow.

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Dec 13, 2022

Join Paul G for an interview and special performance with Opie Day and Desirae Desnomie.

From drum-maker to the lead singer of the Midnite Express Singers, Robin Opichee Day-Bedeau has been singing throughout Turtle Island for more than 30 years. So, it's fair to say Opie Day is pretty much a household name in Indian Country. Born to his late father Joseph John Bedeau from Onigum by way of the Leech Lake Ojibwe Indian Reservation and his mother Charlene Anne Day from the Bois Forte Ojibwe Reservation, Opie is Anishinaabe—one of the people in Ojibwe—through and through. A member of the fish clan, his passion is singing—both powwow and round dance.

Nov 29, 2022

Join Paul G for an interview and special performance by Fawn Wood and Dallas Lee Waskaha.

Fawn Wood’s singing reflects her Cree and Salish tribal lineage. At an early age Fawn would sing her heart out at pow-wows alongside her mother and father. In 2006, Fawn was the first female to win the Hand Drum contest at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow. In 2009 she opened the show at the 11th Annual Native American Music Awards (NAMMYS). Dallas Waskahat is a singer, drummer and educator who works to empower, strengthen and maintain Indigenous culture through the power of his voice, music and leadership.

Nov 22, 2022

PowWows.com is hosting a series of performances for Native American Heritage Month sponsored by The US Department of Health and Human Services.

Join Paul G for inspiring performances from Larry Yazzie, Tonia Jo Hall, Fawn Wood and Dallas Lee Waskahat, and Opie Day and Desirae Desnomie.

Watch the performances:

https://www.powwows.com/native-artist-interview-and-performances-for-native-american-heritage-month/

Nov 15, 2022

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Time for Holiday Shopping! 

This year be sure to support Indigenous companies and artists!  Use our Holiday Gift Guide to start your shopping.

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Holiday Gift Guide
https://www.powwows.com/best-2022-holiday-gift-ideas/

Complete Guide to Native American Heritage Month
https://www.powwows.com/your-complete-guide-to-native-american-heritage-month-2022/

New to Pow Wows?
https://www.powwows.com/most-common-questions-for-first-timers/

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Nov 8, 2022

Join Paul G for interviews about the new Netflix series Spirit Rangers.  Today Paul talks with Karissa Valencia and Dr. Joely Proudfit.

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Holiday Gift Guide
https://www.powwows.com/best-2022-holiday-gift-ideas/

Complete Guide to Native American Heritage Month
https://www.powwows.com/your-complete-guide-to-native-american-heritage-month-2022/

New to Pow Wows?
https://www.powwows.com/most-common-questions-for-first-timers/

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Nov 1, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Explore Native Challenge for Native American Heritage Month.

During November, I want to challenge you to learn more about Native culture including Pow Wows, history, food, businesses, performers, and more.  

Whether you are a Pow Wow dancer, a Native American scholar, or someone interested in Native Culture, Explore Native will provide you with new ways to learn about this vibrant culture. 

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New to Pow Wows?
https://www.powwows.com/most-common-questions-for-first-timers/

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Sep 12, 2022

The Pow Wow Calendar is now available in a downloadable pdf file. You can access the file FREE!

Get all the Pow Wow listings for the next year in one file! You have all the benefits of using a pdf now with our full calendar - search, click links for more details, and open on any of your devices.

Pow Wow Calendar Book
https://www.powwowcalendarbook.com

New to Pow Wows?
https://www.powwows.com/most-common-questions-for-first-timers/

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Aug 30, 2022

Join Paul G to celebrate amazing things happening in Indian Country!

These 10 exciting stories include a Native woman heading to space, Code Talker Museum, broadband expansion, and more.

Read more about these amazing stories - https://www.powwows.com/10-amazing-things-happening-in-indian-country-right-now/

New to Pow Wows?
https://www.powwows.com/most-common-questions-for-first-timers/

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https://www.powwows.com/find-a-pow-wow-near-you/

 

Aug 16, 2022

Join Paul G with special guest Isaac Durham. Isaac was one of three individuals chosen to take part in a Roadtrip Nation documentary, where they traveled the country talking to Native leaders and exploring what’s possible for their futures. I'll talk with him about his experience first hand and you can also watch his journey unfold in Native Way Forward at roadtripnation.com/roadtrip/native-american-documentary

Jul 26, 2022

Join Paul G to discuss how to get started as a Pow Wow dancer?

Have you ever thought about learning to dance?

Let's talk about what you need to know to start dancing!

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Jul 20, 2022

Join Paul G and special guests from the Middle of the Rez Road Podcast.

Middle of the Rez Road is designed to be the source of information about industry job opportunities, success stories, training, and upcoming projects for Native Americans.

Hear from Morgan, Ricky, and Alyssa about starting your career in the trade industry.

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Jul 13, 2022

Join Paul G to discuss the must-visit Pow Wow in the United States!

Are you planning your next Pow Wow visit?  Or are you looking to visit your first Pow Wow?

Listen to Paul's list to find out where you need to go!

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Jul 5, 2022

Join Paul G for an interview with Jackie Bird.  Jackie is a talented performer.  She is a hoop dancer, jingle dancer singer, ventriloquist and more.

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Jun 27, 2022

Join Paul G for an interview with Chef Brian Yazzie.

Brian Yazzie (a.k.a. Yazzie the Chef) is a Diné Chef from Dennehotso, Arizona which is located on the Northeastern part of the Navajo Nation. He currently resides in Saint Paul, MN and has a degree in Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Culinary Arts from Saint Paul College.

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What To Expect At Your First Pow Wow
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Jun 21, 2022

Join Paul G for an interview with music icon Joanne Shenandoah.  Joanne was called the "matriarch of Indigenous music" by the New York Times.  

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What To Expect At Your First Pow Wow
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Jun 14, 2022

Join Paul G for an interview with the creators of the Virtual Round Dance.  During 2020 Fawn and Dallas found a way to use social media to stay connected and keep others connected to Round Dance songs.

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What To Expect At Your First Pow Wow
www.powwows.com/powwow101

Jun 7, 2022

Join Paul G for a round table discussion with the people in the documentary Gather.

The stunning documentary, Gather, follows four individuals as they share their experiences as natives and their plan to keep their culture alive while feeding and nourishing their communities. They are all in the midst of a cultural movement in hopes of reconnecting their Native communities to the somewhat lost heritage and ancient ways concerning food production and consumption. As Native identities struggle to remain in a land of continued oppression and invisibility, these four prove that there are still communities out there that are unshakeable and still stand in the wake of decades of historical suffering.

Learn more - https://www.powwows.com/a-must-see-documentary-gather/

May 31, 2022

Join Paul G to talk about improving your photos on your travels this summer!

Heading out for summer vacation?

Today I'll discuss my best tips for improving your family vacation photos!

See my favorites equipment:
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May 24, 2022

Join Paul G to discuss common questions about Pow Wows.  

Can I attend a Pow Wow?  How do I find a Pow Wow?  What do I wear?  Can I take photos and more!

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What to Expect at Your First Pow Wow
www.powwows.com/powwow101

May 17, 2022
Join Paul G to discuss how you can save $ for travel. Over the years we've traveled all across North America as a family. Travel was a priority for us. I'll tell you the strategies we used to save money for these trips! Travel Agent
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What to Expect at Your First Pow Wow
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May 10, 2022

Join Paul G for a recap of the 2022 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow - North America's Largest Pow Wow!

Paul returned to Albuquerque for the first time since 2019.  

Show Notes

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www.powwows.com/2022gon

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May 3, 2022
Join Paul for an interview with Mariah Gladstone from Indgikitchen.
 
Indigikitchen, a portmanteau of Indigenous, digital, and kitchen, is an online cooking show dedicated to re-indigenizing our diets using digital media. Using foods native to their Americas, Indigikitchen gives viewers the important tools they need to find and prepare food in their own communities. Beyond that, it strengthens the ties to our cultures and reminds us of the inherent worth of our identities while fueling our physical bodies. Indigenous food systems support healthier ecosystems, bodies, and families.

Show Notes

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