Native American Music Resources
Native American music resources across the internet that focus on music that is used, created or performed by Indigenous peoples of North America, including Native Americans in the United States and Aboriginal peoples in Canada, Indigenous peoples of Mexico, and other North American countries.
- AIROS Native Network
A web-based aggregate site for audio and video content by, for and about Native producers, artists, and performers.
- American Indian Band Music
Features the works of Brent Michael Davids, a Native American band composer.
- American Indian Music and Sound | Smithsonian Music
This spotlight celebrates the rich and varied musical traditions of Native American cultures by highlighting some of the musical resources and collections objects cared for by the Smithsonian Institution.
- The Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards
The Canadian Aboriginal Festival is organized and coordinated by Indian Art-I-Crafts of Ontario, a non-profit Aboriginal organization located in Brantford, ON. In addition to the 15 years of the festival, Indian Art-I-Crafts of Ontario has been active in numerous local, provincial and federal Aboriginal events over the past 20 years.
- Dakota/Lakota Singing
Offers collection of Dakota Songs complete pow wow listings for Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota.
- DANCING TO EAGLE SPIRIT SOCIETY
Dancing To Eagle Spirit Society is dedicated to the healing and empowerment of aboriginal and non-aboriginal two-spirit individuals and their allies. The society seeks to honour the dignity of the individual, building personal and community self esteem by addressing physical, emotional, psycho-social and spiritual needs using traditional Native American ways and culture.
- The Densmore Project: Music of the Native Peoples of North America
In collaboration with the Bureau of American Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution, American anthropologist and ethnographer amassed a collection of thousands of Song recordings, including twenty-four hundred transcribed Songs housed in the Library of Congress. This is 70 of the Songs that can be listed to online.
The focus of this site is American Indian music. Here you will find the largest online library of old music recordings. Drumhop also offers the most complete pow wow listings for Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas and Canada.
- EARTH SONGS
Socials within all Iroquois communities are meant to be enjoyed by all in attendance, especially when everyone dances. Social Songs vary in length, verses and tempo depending on the Song selection of the singers. All dances are done in a counter clockwise direction. All Earth Songs are sung by Art Johnson & Lyle Anderson, who are from Six Nations of the Grand River.
- First Nations Composer Initiative
First Nations Composer Initiative (FNCI) is dedicated to the encouragement and propagation of American Indian music and musical traditions in all its forms by increasing the appreciation, understanding, and facilitation of Native American music for future generations of Native Americans and for the enjoyment of audiences everywhere and in all media.
- FluteTree Foundation
FluteTree Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the benefits and heritage of the Native American Flute while keeping it relevant within society. We also collaborate with cultures around the world that desire to study or promote their indigenous instruments.
- Gathering of Nations Radio
Native American music past to present on iHeart Radio.
- Healing Songs of the American Indians
When some American Indian medicine men and women were called upon to heal an ailing tribesmember, they would fast in order to receive a Song in dream or vision instructing them in how to carry out the treatment of their patient. This is one of the many insights on American Indian healing practices reported by Dr. Frances Densmore. Over the course of 50 years, Dr. Densmore collected more than 2000 recordings of American Indian customs and traditions in Song. Compiled in this CD are recordings of medicine men from a diverse representation of tribes singing and chanting those Songs, delivered to them in dream by external powers and spirits, that they used to heal the sick.
a weekly one-hour show featuring an eclectic blend of modern Indigenous music, hosted by Alexis Sallee (Iñupiaq/ Mexican American). The show introduces you to the future of Native music with new and trending artists, while honoring the past by diving into the tracks that have shaped what we hear today. The highlight of each program is an artist interview with a featured musician. These interviews explore the unique Indigenous background and passions that inform the artist’s work.
- Indian House
Founded in 1966 by Tony and Ida Lujan Isaacs, Indian House has a reputation as a label committed to respectful, selective, high-quality recordings of traditional American Indian music. Exceptional performances combined with informative liner notes are the hallmarks of Indian House recordings.
- Indigenous Education Department Music and Arts Resources
Resources provided by the Indigenous Education Department of the Greater Victoria School District in Victoria, BC, Canada.
- Indigenous Music Development Program
The Indigenous Music Development Program (IMDP) at Manitoba Music was launched in 2004 to support First Nation, Métis, and Inuit artists and music companies as they build sustainable careers in Manitoba’s music industry. The program delivers projects and services that respond to the needs of the industry as identified by a steering committee. They are recognized both home and abroad as the driving force behind a vibrant Indigenous music community in Manitoba.
- KNBA 90.3 fm
Unique blend of adult alternative and native music, news, and community affairs.
Your portal to the beauty and mystery of Native American Music. They are the largest source of Native American music on the Internet.
- Michelle McCauley’s YouTube Channel
Michelle McCauley, a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, is a music educator who works to educate. "This channel is a representation of my current dance life today. This channel serves to be a great resource for music educators to gain insight into what Native American Pow wow dancing really is, by a fellow educator. That's right! I have a master's degree in music education, have served as drum major in high school and university, have played various clarinet solos and teach lessons, and various other classical western practices of music. HOWEVER!!! Music is a a way of life for many people and regardless on knowing how to read music, people still perform/participate in it without a licensed educator."
- Native American Composer Apprentice Project
An outreach program of the Grand Canyon Music Festival that is dedicated to teaching Native American young people to compose concert music.
- Native American Music Awards
The Music Industry's Largest and Only Membership Based Organization for the advancement of Native American Music Initiatives & Expressions Around The World.
- Native American Music Education
Lesson plans and resources for music teachers. Published by a Native American teacher.
- Native American Music Fund
A group of teens helping our Native Community. They began this in 2014 to help bring music to the Reservation. Their mission is to provide keyboards and guitars to the children. They are raising funds via their GoFundMe site and through donations. They offer free workshops to the teens throughout the year.
- Native American Music Teaching Resources | TPT
Native American Music resources on Teachers Pay Teachers, a marketplace trusted by millions of teachers for original educational resources they need to teach successfully in an ever-changing education landscape.
- Native Americans - American Indians: Music
Online sources of music of Indigenous Peoples of the 48 contiguous states of America.
- Native American Music Resources on TeacherVision
Certified, expertly curated teaching resources.
- Native American Songs
Teaching Native American History and Culture, and Songs Written and Performed by Native Americans.
- Native American Songs and Chants
Native American MP3 Music. Transcriptions and solo instrumental recordings of Native American Songs, chants, dream Songs, etc.
Native American Music and More!
- Native Music Radio – American Indian Music Streaming Radio Station
Your source for ALL types of Native American music – jazz, rock, rap, country, traditional, flute, and more!
- Native Spirit Radio
Provides Native American music from across the country. From Powwow music to Native American Church, traditional Songs from different tribes, to contemporary style like Rock, Country, Blues, and Country. Native people are producing a lot of music and this show is one of the few they can get showcased on.
- Omaha Indian Music
Presented here are selections from the American Folklife Center's collections documenting Omaha music traditions. The sound recordings include 44 wax cylinder recordings made in the 1890s (first published on a 1985 LP entitled Omaha Indian Music: Historical Recordings from the Fletcher/La Flesche Collection), 323 Songs and spoken-word segments from the 1983 Omaha harvest celebration pow-wow, 24 spoken-word segments from an interview with an Omaha elder in 1983, 25 Songs and speeches from a performance by members of the Hethu'shka Society (recorded at the Library of Congress in 1985), and 61 spoken word segments from an interview conducted with an Omaha musician in 1999.
- Painted Sky Native American Music Festival
Dedicated to showcasing the finest Native Musicians of North America.
- Native American Music Fund
The Native American Music Fund was established to intoduce music education to Native American children.
- Notorious Cree
James Jones is a traditional hoop dancer and Indigenous influencer. He has a huge TikTok and instagram following and several accolades for his work.
- Resources for Teaching the Music of Native American Peoples
How a person who is neither of Native American descent nor related to a Native American person can teach the music of Native American peoples with integrity.
- Redhawk Indian Arts Council
A not-for-profit organization founded and maintained by Native Americans and dedicated to educating the general public about Native American heritage through Song, dance, works of art and other cultural forms of expression.
- Rising Sun Productions
A licensed booking agency and management company representing some of North America's top Indigenous artists.
- Lee Mixashawn Rozie
Lee Mixashawn Rozie has been a practicing multi-disciplinary and internationally acclaimed Jazz artist for the past three decades. Mr. Rozie holds a degree in History and Ethnomusicology from Trinity College and is equally at home in academic and cultural settings. Beginning from the point of Indigenous artist, using ancient cultural principles, maritime arts and historical data, both written and oral, he has developed a system of "Hemispheric Principles" to inform and guide his artform, more directly referred to as "Wave Art" : sonic, aquatic percussive and harmonic.
- Turtle Island Music
Turtle Island Music has worked to keep the traditional foundations of Indigenous culture and values alive through the preservation of traditional songs and music. It serves as a means to keep the cultural heritage and beliefs alive, passed down to future generations.
- John Two-Hawks - Native American Flute Music
Grammy® and Emmy nominated, Platinum Award winning Native American Flute Music Recording Artist, Author and Activist John Two-Hawks has spent his life looking intensely into the deep ways of Spirit, wisdom, healing and connection.
Last updated: 9/23/2023