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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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Dec 16, 2021

What a year it has been! We celebrated our 25th Anniversary in 2021!

Looking forward to what's next in 2022.

Nov 23, 2021

Holiday shopping season is here.  Support Indigenous business owners!

Shop Native Directory
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2021 Native Holiday Gift Guide
https://www.powwows.com/2021-native-american-holiday-gift-guide/

Native American Heritage Month Giveaway
12 Blankets from Eight Generation
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Nov 16, 2021

From fine art to performance art to the masters of the culinary arts, renowned gallerist, TV producer Ruth-Ann Thorn's series "Art of the City" is dedicated to supporting, recognizing, and celebrating the extraordinary efforts of Native American Artists.

Join Paul G for an interview with Ruth-Ann Thorn and Frank Blanquet from FNX.

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Native American Heritage Month Giveaway
12 Blankets from Eight Generation
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Nov 10, 2021

Join Paul G this week to discuss the history of PowWows.com.  Paul started the site in 1996 while learning HTML.  Now PowWows.com is the leading community for people to connect with Native American culture.  

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Native American Heritage Month Giveaway
12 Blankets from Eight Generation
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Nov 3, 2021

Enter daily for your chance at 12 blankets and other great prizes from Eighth Generation.

 

Oct 27, 2021

I want to celebrate positive role models this week.  Here are 5 of my favorite women to follow.

Don't miss this week's trivia contest!

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Oct 19, 2021

Last week we celebrated Indigenous People's Day.  More cities and states are beginning to recognize this holiday.  But not everyone agrees.  Hear Paul G's thoughts on the holiday.

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Oct 5, 2021

Taboo from the Black Eye Peas joins Paul G to discuss his new children's book about Identity.

Find his book - https://akidsco.com/products/a-kids-book-about-identity

Taboo shares where his motivation to help make changes comes from.

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Sep 28, 2021

Finally, I was able to attend my first Pow Wow in 2 years.  I just landed from my weekend at the Morongo Pow Wow in California.  Being back was amazing.  I loved seeing old friends, catching up with everyone, and hearing the drum again.  

With my trip, I have been reflecting on some of my best memories of Pow Wows, and I wanted to share them with you. I've been blessed, thanks to you, to have great experiences.  

What are your favorite Pow Wow moments?

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Sep 21, 2021

Join Paul G for an interview with hip hop artists Lil Mike and Funny Bone - also know as Mike Bone.

Lil Mike & Funny Bone also known as Mike Bone, Yes the two Native American rappers from America's Got Talent. These OKC brothers, though they may look-a-like they are not twins. Also what they lack in height they make-up for in talent.  Mike & Bone respectively - have spent years on stage at clubs, churches, casinos, children's birthday parties, car shows & even retirement homes. Developing their skills not just as rappers but as performance artists & Motivational Speakers. Mike Bone independently produced recordings & booked shows to get to their dream of reaching the world.

Now they are stars in the new hit show Reservations Dogs.

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25th Anniversary Pendleton Blanket Giveaway
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Sep 14, 2021

Now that summer is winding down, it's time to pass that beach book along to a friend and pick up something with more substance. If you’re eyeing something more informative, thrilling, and poignant, then “Winter Counts” needs to be added to your “must-read” list ASAP.

Here is a brief summary of the award-winning book. 

“Virgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment, the kind that’s hard to forget. But when heroin makes its way into the reservation and finds Virgil’s own nephew, his vigilantism suddenly becomes personal. He enlists the help of his ex-girlfriend and sets out to learn where the drugs are coming from, and make them stop.

They follow a lead to Denver and find that drug cartels are rapidly expanding and forming new and terrifying alliances.  And back on the reservation, a new tribal council initiative raises uncomfortable questions about money and power. As Virgil starts to link the pieces together, he must face his own demons and reclaim his Native identity. He realizes that being a Native American in the 21st century comes at an incredible cost.

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David Heska Wanbli Weiden is the Lakota author of “Winter Counts,” which was published in 2020, has won many awards for his work. 

These include:

  • Winner of the Barry Award for Best First Novel
  • Winner of the Thriller Award for Best First Novel
  • Winner of the Spur Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and Best First Novel
  • Winner of the Lefty Award for Best Debut Mystery Novel
  • Winner of the Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing

“Winter Counts” was also rated as the best book of 2020 by the following: Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, NPR, Amazon, Sun-Sentinel, BOLO Books, Deadly Pleasures, CrimeReads, LitReactor, The Buzz, SheReads, Tribal College Journal, Air Mail, MysteryPeople, Goodreads

Sep 7, 2021

Season 2 of This Land podcast focuses on the Indian Child Welfare Act and the implications this law has on tribal sovereignty.

Rebecca Nagle is the host of This Land.  She joins our podcast to discuss the upcoming season.

From Crooked Media:

ALM – as referred to in court documents – is a Navajo and Cherokee toddler. When he was a baby, a white couple from the suburbs of Dallas wanted to adopt him, but a federal law said they couldn’t. The Brackeens’ case would have been a normal adoption dispute, but then one of the most powerful corporate law firms in the United States took it on and helped the couple launch a federal lawsuit. Today, the lawsuit doesn’t just impact the future of one child, or even the future of one law. It threatens the entire legal structure defending Native American rights. The second season of This Land is a timely exposé about how the far right is using Native children to quietly dismantle American Indian tribes and advance a conservative agenda. 

Aug 31, 2021

Deanna Standing Cloud is one of the first females to serve as an Emcee at a Pow Wow.  Listen as Deanna talks about how she became a Pow Wow MC.

Aug 24, 2021

Join Paul G for an interview with professional disc golfer Leah Tssinajinnie. 

Leah started in disc sports with Ultimate Frisbee.  She recently picked up Disc Golf.  Leah now competes on the Disc Golf Pro Tour and is ranked in the top 60 female players in the world.

She was recently elected to serve on the Professional Disc Golf Association Board of Directors.

Aug 17, 2021

Join Paul G for a conversation with writer and star of Rutherford Falls Jana Schmieding.

Rutherford Falls,” Peacock TV‘s binge-worthy new show, manages to do something few ever have: bring multi-dimensional indigenous characters into an American sitcom.

While Native Americans have historically been portrayed as monolithic in American film and TV, “Rutherford Falls” breaks the mold, taking Native Americans out of the box they're so often forced into. But beyond that, the show's just downright brilliant.

Created by Michael Schur (“The Office,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Brooklyn Nine Nine”), Ed Helms, and Sierra Teller Ornelas (Navajo-Mexican), “Rutherford Falls” is equal parts clever and heartwarming and provides two unique perspectives of the Native American experience.

Aug 16, 2021

Welcome to the Pow Wow Life Podcast from PowWows.com hosted by Paul G.

Look forward to more episodes coming each week featuring special guests, news, Pow Wow updates, and more.

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