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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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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/

Find a Pow Wow Near You
https://www.powwows.com/find-a-pow-wow-near-you/

 

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/

Find a Pow Wow Near You
https://www.powwows.com/find-a-pow-wow-near-you/

 

Aug 23, 2022

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.

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.

Find A Pow Wow Near You 
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What To Expect At Your First Pow Wow
www.powwows.com/powwow101

 

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.  

Find A Pow Wow Near You 
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What To Expect At Your First Pow Wow
www.powwows.com/powwow101

 

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!

Find a Pow Wow Near You
www.powwows.com/powwowsnearme

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
www.powwows.com/powwow101
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

www.powwows.com/59
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

www.powwows.com/59

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Apr 26, 2022
Join Paul G for an interview with Ashley Callingbull.

Ashley Callingbull is a Cree First Nations woman from the Enoch Cree Nation in the province of Alberta, Canada.

Ashley was recently selected to be the first indigenous model in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Show Notes

www.powwows.com/58

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www.powwows.com/powwowsnearme

Apr 19, 2022

Join Paul G for an interview with Avis Charley.

Avis Charley (Spirit Lake Dakota/Diné) is a mother and an artist. She was born and raised in Los Angeles. Charley is a painter and a ledger artist using colored pencils on antique documents. She enjoys depicting Native empowerment using the female form as her main subject. Charley relishes in bringing attention to and celebrating the evolution of the Native identity, from pre-reservation period to present day, from ancestral homelands to city life. Charley is a graduate from the Institute of American Indian Arts and currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Show Notes

www.powwows.com/57

Find Pow Wows Near You!

www.powwows.com/powwowsnearme

Apr 12, 2022
Join Paul G to talk about the upcoming 2022 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow.

Whether you are watching online or coming in person, I'll tell you what to expect! Gathering of Nations is the largest Pow Wow and has a ton happening throughout the weekend. The Pow Wow includes Miss Indian World, special contests, Stage 49, a horse parade, and more!

Learn more - www.powwows.com/2022gon

 

Apr 5, 2022

Join Paul G for an interview with Pow Wow dancer and children's book author Ria Thunderchild.

Mar 29, 2022

Join Paul G for an interview with the winner of Fox's new show Next Level Chef.

Pyet spent part of her childhood on the Osage Indian Reservation, the remaining years of her life have been spent in Kansas City,KS. She is a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribe. She recently relocated to Los Angeles, CA to promote wellness and nutrition through food. She embraces both her Native American and Mexican heritage equally. 

Show Notes

www.powwows.com/54

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Mar 22, 2022

Join Paul G for an interview with former Miss Indian World Cheyenne Kippenberger.  Cheyenne was Miss Indian World during the pandemic and held the title for 2 years.  Hear about the challenges of representing Gathering of Nations and her tribe during Covid.  

Show Notes
www.powwows.com/53

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Mar 15, 2022

Finally…I'm so excited to tell you the news! I started PowWows.com in 1996 while in graduate school.  The community grew and turned into a business years later.  All the while I worked a full-time job.  For 25+ years I dreamed about being able to work on PowWows.com full time.

Now I'm able to do that!  I have retired from my day job!

Thanks to you for making this happen! 

And to celebrate I'm having a special contest this month! Enter to win a Teton Trade Cloth Honor Blanket - www.powwows.com/win

Show Notes
www.powwows.com/52

Find Pow Wows Near You!
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Mar 8, 2022
Join Paul G for an interview with Taylor Cheii Begay.  Taylor started a web show called the Cheii Show featuring Native business owners and influencers.

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