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TikTok’s #NativeFamily Is A Perfect Way To Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is finally here, and we are taking the time to commemorate and celebrate Indigenous culture.

An initiative that started back in 2009 during the Obama administration, the month of November is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of Native and Indigenous communities, and educating Americans to learn more about the rich history of these cultures.

TikTok has recently launched #NativeFamily as a way for creators to share videos about their Native heritage with mass audiences. With content ranging from traditional ceremonial dances in festive garments to recipe videos for cultural dishes, you’ll be left marveled at what you can learn. Here’s a list of our favorite creators who have helped #NativeFamily became such an insightful feature to engage in.

1. @tiamischik

This mother-daughter bond is amazing in teaching us the importance of being proud in our heritage and the importance of feeling confident in our own skin.

Her hair teaching is just *chef’s kiss.*

@tiamiscihk

HAIR TEACHING.❤️💇🏻‍♀️ #hair #indigenous #WellDone #canada #nativeamerican #selflove inspired by @the_land ✊🏽

♬ Dear Katara – L.Dre

We had to throw in just one more video of a beautiful hair teaching that highlights the value of hair in indigenous culture. This is just a beautiful thing to watch.

2. @dineaesthetics

This favorite on our list presented the 3 ways you can do to be a better “ally” to Indigenous Peoples. Make sure to note these really important key points. So many people want to be allies to marginalized communities but there is a way to do it wrong and you want to avoid that.

3. @desertndn & @desiertoindio

This duo shared their beautiful voices to showcase indigenous music, leaving audiences touched at this aspect of daily tradition and custom. Music is such an important part of any culture. Even in Latino culture, you can tell where the music was created based on the instruments and associated dances.

4. @tapache

@tapahe

As Indigenous people… (IPD is not for only one day but we live it everyday) #indigenouspride #beinspired #learnontiktok #tiktokpartner

♬ original sound – Erin Tapahe

“We celebrate the survival of our ancestors. We carry the stories of our ancestors. We are the result of our ancestor’s prayers. We are resilient. Now, it is our turn to continue their legacy.” And these beautiful dancers do that & more.

5. @navabroisss

This creator emphasized the importance of overcoming stereotypes and being proud at the success he has achieved despite others’ implicit bias. We’re so excited to see him overcome those obstacles. Never sell yourself short because people might think you should.

6. @kobykpb

These two Afro-Indigenous creators showed us their pride while dancing in men’s festive garments to represent their unique heritage. The outfits are so amazing and beautiful that it is hard to take your eyes off of them as they dance. Definitely worth some TikTok time.

7. @kkymonn

@kkymonn

Nitsidigo’i 🌽 (Diné Kneeldown Bread)Pre-contact foods of my Diné people #native #indigenous #diné #navajo #nativetiktok #nativepride #fyp #food

♬ original sound – Kymon Palau

This creator gave us a step-by-step recipe on how to make traditional Diné Kneeldown Bread and we are left in awe of the process. Food is so important in showing off who you are and where you come from. Now, go try to make some indigenous dishes at home.

8. @matthatterplays

This creator took to teaching audiences about the history of ancient Foot Messengers, a topic I’m not sure any of us really knew about. This video breaks down the history to show how valuable their tribe position was.

9. @doeknowsthings

@doeknowsthings

Teared up in front of her work – they transmit an energy. Visit if you can! #nativefamily #indigenouspride #tiktokpartner #learnontiktok #witchtok

♬ original sound – Doe Paoro

This creator did an impromptu interview with Lakota costume designer Cathy Smith. The designer spoke about her life as a woman on the reservation and how she was able to translate her cultural upbringing into her garments.

10. @thebrittneyrae

Lastly, we love this roundup of ten foods that you might have not realized are native to the Americas. Next time you eat or cook with these ingredients, you can feel informed on where exactly they originate from.

For more information on Native American Heritage Month and how you can get involved, visit https://nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov to learn more.

READ: This Indigenous Tik Tok Star Gained a Massive Following By Showing Off the Beauty of Her Culture

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It’s No Surprise El Chapo’s Wife Is In Jail, Her TikTok Was A Look Inside #CartelLife

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It’s No Surprise El Chapo’s Wife Is In Jail, Her TikTok Was A Look Inside #CartelLife

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The recent arrest of Emma Coronel Aispuro – the wife of drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman – follows a telenovela-style life that straddled hyper-violent Mexican cartels, fame and motherhood. And it’s a life that Coronel shared with her thousands of followers on social media platforms like TikTok.

The former beauty queen used social media to give her fans a peek into the luxurious life she lived and helped birth the large #CartelLife movement that is booming on apps like TikTok.

Parties, TikTok and Reality Shows: the luxuries of Emma Coronel.

Although Emma Coronel Aispuro is now in the news for her recent arrest in the U.S., she was all about flaunting her larger than life and luxurious lifestyle. She has long stood out for sharing her life of luxury on social media, and many of her videos went viral for her dancing and singing.

Since being arrested and brought up on charges related to drug trafficking, Coronel now faces a minimum sentence of 10 years behind bars and even life imprisonment, in addition to an eventual $10 million fine, should she be found guilty of the charges.

But before being placed in a maximum security prison, Coronel was a social media influencer that helped bring the world into the #CartelLife.

Coronel’s social media life was a window into the world of Mexican drug cartels.

In 2018, Coronel decorated her home to mimic that of everyone’s beloved Barbie, in order to celebrate the birthday of her daughters. At the meeting there were even rides, inflatables and an incredible spread of all kinds.

Then, on her own birthday, images of her celebration went viral where she posed with some friends near a pool, as well as a table decorated as white candles.

In 2019, Coronel tried to launch her own clothing brand, inspired by her husband’s nickname. The company “El Chapo Guzmán JGL LLC”, would focus on wallets, sweatshirts, blouses and pants, among other items, but it failed to take off.

She even appeared on a VH1 show to share just how “normal” she was.

Emma Coronel has also participated in the reality show “Cartel Crew”, produced by the VH1 channel, where she spoke about the disadvantages of being the wife of a drug trafficker, since she says that she is judged by the people who don’t truly know her.

“It is very unfortunate that they judge us without knowing us. It’s hard because sometimes you want to do what you see everyone around you doing […] We are normal,” she said during her run on the show.

The son of El Chapo has also turned to TikTok to flaunt his millionaire lifestyle.

Supuestos lujos del hijo de "El Chapo", Jesús Alfredo Guzmán.

El Chapo’s wife isn’t the only one who has taken to social media to share her luxurious life. Jesus Alfredo Guzman, one of the drug lord’s sons, – who is already on US’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s most-wanted fugitive list – has also created a TikTok account and quickly amassed more than 15,000 followers.

So far, he’s only shared six videos but they reveal his luxurious and extravagant mansion, which includes an indoor movie theatre and a swimming pool decorated with pillars and fountains.

Although it cannot be confirmed that it is officially the account of Jesús Alfredo, the profile appears to indicate that it could be an authentic. He also spares no details on his fleet of supercars, including three Rolls-Royces, an Audi R8, a white Bentley, and an azure blue Lamborghini.

The clips are all set to narcocorridos, a controversial ballad-style music with lyrics that speak approvingly of illegal activities, mainly drug trafficking.

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Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” is Becoming a Global Hit Thanks to TikTok

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Kali Uchis’ “Telepatía” is Becoming a Global Hit Thanks to TikTok

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Through the power of TikTok, telepatia kali uchis is going to the top. The Colombian-American singer is sitting comfortably in the top 10 of Spotify’s Top 200 chart in the U.S. thanks to a TikTok trend.

This isn’t the first time that TikTok brought new fame to songs.

TikTok has proven to be quite the catalyst for today’s top hits. The app assisted in getting Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” to the top of Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it remains. TikTok also reinvigorated interest in Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” last year thanks to Doggface’s viral video. Now Uchis is getting her long overdue shine with “Telepatía.”

“Telepatía” is becoming a global hit thanks to the same phenomenon.

At No. 7 on the Spotify U.S. chart, “Telepatía” is the highest-charting Latin song in the country. Bad Bunny’s “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez is the next closest Latin song at No. 14. “Telepatía” is also making waves across the globe where the song is charting on Spotify’s Viral Charts in 66 countries and in the Top Songs Charts of 32 countries.

There’s also plenty of “Telepatía” memes.

Uchis is turning the viral song’s success into strong sales and streaming. On this week’s Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, “Telepatía” debuts at No. 10, marking her first top 10 hit on the chart. There are also memes circulating on other social media apps that are contributing to the song’s virality.

“Telepatía” is one of the key cuts on Uchis’ debut Latin album, Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios). It’s the best example of her translating that alternative soul music that she’s known for into Spanish. The song is notably in Spanglish as Uchis sings about keeping a love connection alive from a distance. It’s timely considering this era of social distancing that we’re in during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Uchis is currently nominated for a Grammy Award. She’s up for Best Dance Recording for her feature on Kaytranada’s “10%” song.

Read: You Have To Hear Kali Uchis Slay This Classic Latino Song

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