Four Winds Native American Dance Company, founded by Eddie Madril, has been performing for over 20
years, specializing in the dance and culture of the United States
Plains Indian tribes from Southern Canada, North Dakota, South Dakota,
Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, commonly found at inter-tribal
gatherings (powwows) throughout the United States. Four Winds has
performed to critical acclaim throughout the western United States,
most notably at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and the
1984 Olympic Games.
Eddie Madril (solo Four Winds performer in People Like Me 2006)
presents residencies throughout Bay Area schools that encourage
students to develop appreciation and respect for, and explore the
environment around them through American Indian dance, music, cultural
history, art and American Indian sign language. Eddie has taught American
Indian music at San Francisco State and was a three-year recipient of
the California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence grant.