Wayne is a Native American Pow Wow Fancy Feather War Dancer, and has been blessed with many awards and achievements on the competitive Pow-Wow circuit. As a Fancy Dancer he has won five Title Championship from the Gathering of Nations, and the 2009 World Class Title from the United Tribes Technical College Pow-Wow in Bismarck, North Dakota. In addition, he has been blessed with many singing titles while singing with various drum groups including eight Title Championships from the Schemitzun World Championship Festival and the 2004 World Class Title Championship from Gathering of Nations.
Wayne’s latest release “True” includes lyrics of tales of infatuation, yearning and pure love, he expresses the romantic life of a modern Native American man through the rhythms of the Round Dance. By honoring the traditions of his ancestors within the world of today, Wayne Silas, Jr. makes a powerful statement encouraging all to stay true to their Native roots.
A Native American enrolled member of the Southern Arapaho and Southern Cheyenne Tribes of Oklahoma, J.R. Lonelodge has always been inspired by art from his Nations. From beadwork designs passed down from his Grandmother Charlotte Lumpmouth, to historical pieces of tribal art, Mr. Lonelodge uses his own style and infuses art from the past.
Listen to our interview with JR Lonelodge!