Monthly Archives: May 2012

Nelly Furtado’s single “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)” w/San Carlos Apache dancers

The video for Nelly Furtado’s single “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)” has been released, and for fans of hoop dancing it’s a great tribute to the skills of champion hoop dancer Tony Duncan and his brother Kevin (both San Carlos Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa).

Also making a surprise (to us) appearance is Violet Duncan, Plains Cree/Taino, Tony’s wife, performing a fancy shawl dance. Violet served as Miss Indian World 2007.

Check it out!


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Lightning Medicine Cloud: Rare baby white buffalo killed for its skin

A one-year-old, non-albino white buffalo, said to occur only once in 10 million births, has been killed and skinned by poachers in Hunt County, Texas. The animal, named Lightning Medicine Cloud, was believed to be sacred by the local Lakota Native American community, and the crime is being investigated with help from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Indian Council. The rare buffalo’s shaken owner, who was out of town when the crime occurred, describe the animal as “the hope of all nations.” In what may have been a related incident, the calf’s mother was also found dead.

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Filed under Lakota Native American, Lightning Medicine Cloud, National Indian Council, Rare White Buffalo