Powwow Guide 2009
26 th Gathering of Nations Powwow
North America's largest powwow is packed with Native foods, traditional dancing and music, and 800 artists and traders. This year's Stage 49 features music and entertainers from across North America (See "Gathering of Nations Entertainment Schedule").
Gathering of Nations Entertainment Schedule
Friday, April 24
10 a.m. DerRic Starlight
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Member of the Second City Comedy Group in Toronto, Canada
10:30 a.m. Eli Secody
Traditional Native American music
11:10 a.m. Injunuity
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Native American rock ’n’ roll and folk
8 p.m. Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers
Dance and language
10:30 a.m. Yellow Bird Apache Dancers
Native American flute and acoustic guitar, storytelling, hoop dances and love songs
11:05 a.m. Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers
Indigenous hip-hop at Gathering of Nations
Everything can change in one instant. RedCloud remembers well the moment that forever altered his life and set it skittering off on its present trajectory. He was in the sixth grade in Hawthorne, a predominantly black and Mexican-American community in South Los Angeles. (He's still proud to live there, now with his wife and 2-month-old son.) Sensing a fight, he joined a herd of kids as they broke into a run toward a patch of playground where two older black students were facing off. In Hawthorne, RedCloud says, kids learned to fight at a young age. Since the violence of gang life and abusive homes touched everyone sooner or later, toughness was a subject of study.