Just about everyone in Indian country loves pow wow videos. They remind of us of pow wow moments we cherish such as the smell of sage, the jingles of the dancers, the drumbeat and singing as well as the quiet and honorable moments such as posting the colors at Grand Entry.
To celebrate another great pow wow season, here are pow wow videos. While many are hilarious, we’ve also added a few to uplift your spirits. After watching a few, you surely want to warm up your vocal cords, pull out your regalia, pack it all into your rez car and get to that next awesome Native celebration!
Here are great pow wow videos we hope you will enjoy!
Get Those Vocal Cords Ready - In a Hilarious Way
No selection of videos would be complete without a lesson from Dallas Goldtooth of the 1491’s. Watch as he schools Tito Ybarra in the proper way to sing the AIM song.
Comedian Native You Tuber Toniajo Hall Says: “Pow Wow Singers Be Like…”
Yes, pow wow singers are exactly like this Toniajo.
Northern Cree at Grand Entry at the 2017 Hannahville Pow Wow
Few would argue that multi-Grammy nominated Northern Cree is the epitome of pow wow inspiration. Here they are at Grand Entry at the 2017 Hannahville Pow Wow.
Young Spirit at the Gathering of Nations 2017
The drum group Young Spirit entertained the masses at this years’ Gathering of Nations.
[text_ad]An Oldie But Goodie: Then 9-year-old Aaron Potts Letendre Rocks the Hand Drum
Since first being posted in 2009, then nine-year-old Aaron Potts Letendre nailed a song on the hand drum at the Alexis First Nation’s pow wow. The video went viral and as of July 2017, has over 2.6 million views.
Funny Dude Dancing at the Pow Wow
The Native drum affects all of us in many ways. Posted in 2011, this funny guy dancing at the pow wow is unafraid to show he is moved by the music.
Holy Moley This Young Dancer Has All the Moves
Posted in 2008, this young dancer is having a blast outside of the pow wow circle, by doing the splits, kicking high, swinging a rope and dancing the funky chicken. You go little dancer!
A Hip Hop Pow Wow Circle Celebration
All the way back from 2006, this clip shows some hip hop fun from dancers at a pow wow.
DJ Shub - Indomitable featuring the Northern Cree Singers (Official Video)
This music video by DJ Shub about a Six nations Mohawk dancer is pure magic.
As described on the YouTube video description: “Anchored by the drum and vocals of the seven-time Grammy nominated Northern Cree Singers, DJ Shub's "Indomitable ft. Northern Cree Singers" re-introduces the world to the musical prowess of this award winning music producer and title earning competition DJ.”
Hampton Roads Community and Culture - Host Vincent Schilling
This video is a longer feature describing different facets of a pow wow in Virginia. The video features tribes all over the state of Virginia.
Follow Vincent Schilling (Akwesasne Mohawk) - ICMN’s Arts and Entertainment, Pow Wows and Sports Editor Follow @VinceSchilling