Topic: Afro Native

YoNasDa Lonewolf, Mixed Black-Oglala Lakota Activist

YoNasDa Lonewolf  “Queen YoNasDa” is an activist, hip hop artist and curator of African and Lakota heritage. YoNasDa, pronounced Yo-Naja-Ha, meaning “Precious Jewel”, is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation. “No Nation Can Rise Higher Than Its Woman,” is a saying that breathes truth for Queen YoNasDa as she epitomizes this energy. Are […]

Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage by William Loren Katz

William Loren Katz is the author of Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage  His books have won awards and his research, writing and lectures have earned widespread praise from noted scholars such as John Hope Franklin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., John Henrik Clarke, Howard Zinn, James M. McPherson, Alice Walker, Cornel West, Ivan Van Sertima, Betty […]

Afro Native American Performer, Powwow Dancer

Ausben Dwayne Jordan II “Spottedeagles” also known as his performance persona “King Aus,” descends from Ghanaian/Nigerian/ and Eastern Apache Linage. Known more for being a worldwide performer in his scene, he is also an avid speaker on African and Native rights, culture and Tradition. His career paths have taken him globally, but his heart always […]

Amber Saunders, Black and Native Fancy Shawl Dancer

Amber Saunders of Tuscarora & African heritage Dancing Fancy Shawl at Seminole Tribal Fair (2015) Pow Wow, Hollywood, Florida. Amber Saunders is an enrolled member of the Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina – deer clan. Amber has been active in her Native culture since infancy and has danced at Pow wows all over the United States […]

Alvon Griffin, Creator of Two Worlds Indigenous Radio

Alvon Griffin, originator and host of Two Worlds Indigenous Radio on WMNF 88.5FM (Tampa, FL) Every Sunday from 9pm to 11pm (EST) Live Stream WMNF 88.5FM Alvon also teaches youth anger management & conflict resolution skills thru drumming & acting/theater in the juvenile justice system & after care in Florida. He created a system, using […]

Sheilah Dasher, Mixed Black-Navajo Woman Warrior

Sheilah Naajiibah Dasher is a young woman warrior with strength and fearlessness in her name. Sheilah Naajiibah Dasher is an experienced conference speaker, workshop facilitator and American Indian advocate. Naajiibah is a Navajo female warrior name, named for her great grandmother a herbalist medicine woman. Dasher wears her Native American heritage proudly. Dasher is of […]

Jihan Gearon, Mixed Black-Navajo (Diné) Advocate

Celebrating inspiring Jihan Gearon who is Diné (Navajo) and African American Jihan Gearon is the Executive Director of the Black Mesa Water Coalition and an aggressive advocate of Indigenous Peoples rights and environmental justice as well as an active organizer, speaker, and writer on these issues. Black Mesa Water Coalition is dedicated to preserving and protecting Mother Earth and […]

The Lowry Band Of North Carolina

by William Loren Katz Adapted from Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage © Atheneum, 2012 revised edition.  People of African and Native American descent have played a prominent part in North Carolina history since survivors of the Lost Colony of Roanoke in 1585 found a home among the nearby Lumbee Indians and then took in runaway slaves from […]

Afro Native American Straight Dancer

Michael Davis of African, Catawba Mvskokee Creek & Santee Heritage Michael Davis is a traditional dancer in the New York pow wow circuit, Michael strives to make Black and Native presence known through his diligent and respectful participation in ceremonies and Pow wows. He always strives to be seen in a dignified and graceful way as this reflects […]
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