2011-06-10 / Community

Floyd Bennett Plays Host To Pow Wow

Brooklyn-based Redhawk Native American Arts Council held their annual New York City Native American Pow Wow last weekend at Floyd Bennett Field. Hundreds of people came out to celebrate Native American culture through arts, food, music, performance, games and commerce.

The Redhawk Native American Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1994 and maintained by Native American artists and educators who reside in and around the New York City area. Each year the organization provides venues for more than 200 different artists to present and share their art forms with audiences around the world. Dedicated to breaking stereotypes, they present traditions and societal contributions of Native Americans through song, dance, art, film, crafts, foods, and other forms of expression that were on display last weekend at Floyd Bennett Field. The Pow Wow is one of the four largest in the northeast every year. The Redhawk Native American Arts Council supports artists from more than 75 different Nations including those from South America, the Polynesian Islands and the Caribbean Islands.

For those who missed last week’s festival, the group will present another Pow Wow in Sussex County, New Jersey on July 9 and 10. For more information visit redhawkcouncil.org.

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