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Feather River Singers: Links

Women's Drums

In Lak Ech
Based in Los Angeles, California, the women of In Lak Ech not only perform poetry and song but also organize cultural celebrations, participate in conferences, and conduct workshops for diverse communities. In Lak Ech is a Mayan concept meaning, "you are my other me" - tu eres mi otro yo.
The Mankillers
Women's Northern style pow wow drum official site. These women rock!
Mother Earth Beat
An East Coast Cherokee women's drum group with whom we share the circle.
Red Hawk Medicine Drum
A woman's drum group based in Waterville, Maine, Red Hawk Medicine Drum has traveled extensively throughout New England and parts of Canada
Thoz Womenz
Singing original songs in the Cherokee language, these Northern California women seek to preserve the native language. Their CD was nominated in 2007 for two Native American Music Awards. "Above all else, we lift credit to our Creator for giving us purpose and the strength to chase our dreams. All-women drums are not new. Women have served in many roles throughout history, with Native women accepting responsibility in every area of life in our world. Our purpose at the drum has always been to mentor youth along a cultural road, to keep our language and songs, and to follow the heartbeat of the drum. Along this journey we pursue our health, identity, language and knowledge through the heartbeat of the drum."
Women of Wabano
From Ottawa, Canada, the Women of Wabano’s CD, “Voices” won the NAMMYS 2007 Debut Group of the Year Award. All profits of their CD go to the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health.

Artists & Friends

Chris Ferree
Inspired by his Cherokee heritage, singer/songwriter Chris Ferree plays the Native flute and has released two beautiful CDs.
Eagle Heart Flutes
Official site of Jim "Eagle Heart" Callaway. traditional flute maker and flutist.
Gale Revilla
Gale Revilla's official site - world music and more.
Gvwi Music
Gvwi Music is a mixture of Traditional Native American Flute, Celtic, Old Time, and Progressive Rock.
Golana'
Internationally known Cherokee flutist, 2005 Indian Summer Music Award Nominee for Best Flute Music, 2006 Nammy Nominee Best New Age Album, and Coalition of Visionary Retailers Award Finalist for Best World Music.
Joanne Shenandoah
One of America's foremost Native recording artists, Joanne is a Wolf Clan member of the Iroquois Confederacy - Oneida Nation. She has 14 recordings and her music is on 40 plus compilations.
Keith Secola
2006 Nammy Award Winner for his album, “Native Americana”. Best Artist of the Year, Best Folk/Country Recording; Best Native Heart - John Densmore
Mary Youngblood
Playing the traditional native flute, Mary has received awards from the Nammys and the Grammys.
Tommy Wildcat
Cherokee Native American Flutist, Producer, historical lecturer, artist and flute maker. 2004 NAMMY winner for Flutist of the Year.
Yolanda Martinez Lengend Alive Productions
Native American Music Awards "Best Female Artist" 2005, Yolanda has recorded seven CDs. Not only a talented muscian, she is an Apache Drum Maker.

Cherokee Cultural Info.

Cherokees of California, Inc.
Cherokee tribal organization site with cultural information.
Cherokees of Houston
Cherokee cultural organization with newsletter and links to other Cherokee sites.
Cherokee Made Easy
Learn the Cherokee language from Cherokee linguist and educator Prentice Robinson. Prentice Robinson served as language consultant on "Daughters of the Earth" by Feather River Singers.
"Cherokee Proud"
"Cherokee Proud" by Tony McClure, a guide for tracing and honoring your Cherokee ancestors.
History of the Cherokee Tear Dress
Information on the history of the Cherokee Tear Dress, article by Wendell Cochran.
"Invisible Indians"
"Invisible Indians" a book about Mixed-Blood Native Americans who are Not Enrolled in Federally Recognized Tribes by David Arv Bragi.
LaquaasiTRT
Personal website of Lara Johnson, Cherokee, with geneology information and Cherokee lore.
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Their mission: "To perpetuate the history, culture, and stories of the Cherokee." The Museum contains: Arhives, a major research center, with Cherokee materials dating from 1830. Educational Resources offering training and workshops. Exhibits and Collections telling the story of the Cherokee and their ancestors from twelve thousand years ago through the present. The Museum Store--check it out!
RubyDancingmoon's Native American Facts
Articles relating to history, arts&crafts, legends, stories, quotes and other things of interest.

Pow Wow Information

PowWows.Com
Information on powwows, powwow resources, listing of drum groups (including Feather River Singers!). A Ho!

Distributors of FRS

Drumbeat Indian Arts, Inc.
Distributor of Native American music and distributes Feather River Singers CD to retail outlets. Drumbeat Indian Arts, Inc. 4143 North 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85017 (602) 266-4823/(800) 895-4859 Fax (602) 265-2404 email AZDRUMBEAT@AOL.com, Attn: Bob
Zango Music
Zango Music offers the best in Native American music at wholesale and retail prices. 1-800-688-0187 Fax 541-942-1564 P.O. Box 403 Cottage Grove, OR. 97424

Native Radio

KVMR 89.5 FM
Thursdays 10am-Noon Dreamwalk- A Native American journey of music. The best in contemporary and tradtional music and spoken word. Hosted by Skip Alan Smith and Michael Ben.
NativeStream 7
Native Radio on-line. Pow Wow & Traditional playlist, with requests and downloads.

Fun Stuff

Cascadia Flute Circle
A wonderful community of eclectic flute players and musicians, including guitarists and percussionists, who share a passion for the Native American Flute from Oregon Country.
Northern California Flute Circle
A group of friends who love Native American Flute music ranging from total beginners to exquisitely talented musicians, and all are welcome.
Feather River Singers at My Space
Fun link to Feather River Singers "friends" page at MySpace.com. Join us for bulletins, updates and more photos!

Other Links

New Tribal Dawn
A multicultural webzine dedicated to celebrating the literature of diversity
People's Path
People's Path site index to North American Indian & Indigenous People
Tsi-Akim Maidu Tribe
The Tsi-Akim Maidu Tribe are Indigenous American Indians who have inhabited the regions of Nevada and Plumas counties of California for thousands of years. They are dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of their language, culture, history, and heritage.
Turtle Island Native Network
Aboriginal owned news and information network based in Canada.