Paula Conlon began her study of the indigenous music of North America in the early 1980s for her Master's thesis on the Canadian Amerindian flute. For her doctoral dissertation (1993), she conducted an ethnographic and semiotic analysis of Iglulik Inuit drum-dance songs from northern Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada. Since moving to Norman, Oklahoma in 1996 to teach at the University of Oklahoma, she has observed and participated in a wide range of Native ceremonial and social dances, festivals, concerts, powwow singing sessions, and community gatherings. She incorporates these first-hand experiences into her publications, conference presentations, workshops, and classroom teaching. Grounded in personal fieldwork and interviews with Native musicians and dancers, her publications include book chapters, journal articles, and encyclopedia entries, addressing such topics as the Native flute revival, dance ethnicity and Mvskoke Stomp dance, contemporary Inuit music from the Canadian Arctic, and use of Plains powwow song and dance by Native activist groups from the late nineteenth century to the present day. At the University of Oklahoma’s School of Music and Native American Studies Program, Dr. Conlon teaches graduate and undergraduate Native American and world music classes, experiential seminars on Native music and dance, and workshops on Native flute techniques. Because of the low cost and ready accessibility, Native artists make extensive use of the Internet and its services for the creation, collaboration, and distribution of their music. The progress of digital technology empowers classroom instructors and their students to better keep abreast of the activities of contemporary artists.