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Larry Yazzie: A Global Ambassador for Exploring Native Culture on an Epic Road Trip - Pow Wow Life 98
Join Paul G tonight on Pow Wow Nation Live!
Tonight’s guest is Larry Yazzie from Native Pride Productions.
Paul will also update you on his trips from Durant, Oklahoma for Choctaw Pow Wow and Seattle, Washington for a visit to Eighth Generation and more!
About Larry Yazzie
Larry Yazzie is the Founder and Artistic Director of Native Pride Productions which is based in Jacksonville, FL. He is a two-time World Champion Fancy Dancer, Men’s Northern Traditional dancer, and Eagle Dancer. Larry grew up on the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama, Iowa where he learned the traditional ways of his ancestors.
He founded Native Pride Productions to give back to his community and to the world. His repertoire includes performances at the Olympics, The Kennedy Center, and the Smithsonian Institute.
As an international lecturer, dancer, and educator, Larry also plays the flute and hand drum and he sings as part of his repertoire. He has earned the reputation for being one of the nation’s leading experts on Native American dance and has received many accolades and awards that celebrate his work.
As a solo singer, eagle dancer and men’s fancy dancer, Larry has performed around the world including in Japan, Australia, France, Ireland, Brazil, Guatemala, Republic of Moldova, and the Kingdom of Jordan. His captivating energy and enthusiasm inspires others.
Native Pride Productions’ goal is to share cultural traditions through artist-in-residency workshops, performances, lectures, classroom instruction and theatrical performances enhancing access to diverse, multicultural artists for people of all ages and backgrounds. His warm, enthusiastic spirit truly reflects the beauty of Indigenous people. Following the tradition of his elders, he is giving back, and enriching the lives of all audiences for generations to come.
Adrian Sutherland: A Musical Journey Rooted in Cree Culture - Pow Wow Life 97
Join us for an insightful interview with Adrian Sutherland, a talented native musician from Canada's far north. Discover his unique blend of roots, rock, folk, and blues, influenced by his Cree culture and deep connection to the land. Learn about his recent Cree-language song and his commitment to raising awareness about issues such as contaminated water and food insecurity. Adrian shares his musical journey and the challenges faced by artists in the streaming era. Stay tuned for his upcoming shows and visit adriansutherlandmusic.com for more on this incredible artist.
Navajo Weaving: A Journey of Tradition, Artistry, and Renewal - Powwow Nation Live Interview with Tashina Littleben - Pow Wow Life 96
Join us on Powwow Nation Live as we delve into the world of Navajo weaving with special guest Tashina Little Ben, a third-generation Diné weaver from Rock Point, Arizona.
In this captivating interview, Tashina shares her personal journey of rediscovering her cultural roots and the profound connection between weaving, spirituality, and well-being. Discover the essence of Navajo weaving, the significance of natural materials, and the power of tradition. Explore the revival of Diné culture and the artistry that Tashina and other young weavers bring to this ancient practice.
5 Ways You Can Celebrate Native American Heritage Month - Pow Wow Life 95
November is a special month in America– Native American Heritage Month!
This is a time to honor and recognize the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of Native Americans to our society. It's a chance to learn, celebrate, and show our respect. And you don’t have to be Native to celebrate! You can participate in numerous ways and make this month meaningful, regardless of your heritage.
Join Paul G to talk about 5 ways you can celebrate!
Show Notes - https://www.powwows.com/how-to-celebrate-native-american-heritage-month-2/
Exploring Native Narratives: A Chat with Children's Book Authors Kim Rogers and Laurel Goodluck - Pow Wow Life 94
Recently, I had the opportunity to interview two incredible authors on the Powwows podcast. Kim Rogers and Laurel Goodluck are native writers specializing in children's books that share their tribe's history and stories. It was a fascinating conversation that shed light on their personal journeys as authors and the importance of representation in literature.
Kim Rogers, a member of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, has written an array of captivating books such as "Just Like Grandma," "Letter from Bob," and "I Am Osage, How Clarence Tinker Became the First Native American General." Her stories aim to provide representation to Native children and share the rich cultural history of her tribe.
Laurel Goodluck, an enrolled member of the Madan Hidatsa Erekara Nations of North Dakota and a citizen of a tribe in Alaska, shares modern Native American themes in her picture books. Through stories like "Forever Cousins," Laurel offers a unique and powerful perspective, showcasing cultural experiences in everyday life that resonate with Native children.
Join us as Paul Gowder delves deep into their creative processes, inspirations, and the importance of Native representation in children's literature. Kim and Laurel will share insights into their upcoming works and shed light on the thriving community of Native authors.
Uncovering Native American Heritage in San Francisco: Paul G's Journey to Mirror Woods and Alcatraz - Pow Wow Life 93
On today's episode I recounted my incredible trip to San Francisco! As many of you know, I had the opportunity to attend the Taylor Swift concert in the city, but that was just the beginning of our amazing journey. Join me as I share the highlights of our trip and some of the fascinating native history and culture we discovered along the way.
1️⃣ Exploring Beyond the Main Attraction: When traveling, it's always exciting to venture outside the main purpose of your trip and discover hidden gems. In our case, we were able to explore Mirror Woods and Alcatraz, uncovering the rich native history and breathtaking landscapes that these sites had to offer.
2️⃣ Preservation of Native History: During our visit to Mirror Woods, a national park managed by the National Park Service, we learned about the Coast Miwok tribe and their connection to the redwood forests. The Park Service is actively working to highlight and preserve the native history of the area, making it a truly educational and immersive experience.
3️⃣ Alcatraz: Beyond the Notorious Prison: While Alcatraz is famously known as a former penitentiary, few are aware of its significance as a spiritual and meeting place for indigenous tribes, including the Miwoks. We also visited the new exhibit on the Native American occupation of the island by protestors.
👉🏼 Listen to the full episode on PowWows to hear more about our unforgettable journey and the remarkable native history we encountered in San Francisco!
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All my life I was the kid with the bow and arrows, tomohawks and such! Learned how to silently walk (or strut), in the forests! Dynomyte for sure! This review is to give each Native American Respect and courage! May our creator give each of you wonderful free lives forever! With greatest respect, Dave Compton
Love this pod! The topics and guests are wonderful. Thank you for your work! Here’s to the next 25 years!!!