2012-06-08 / Community

Redhawk Nations Hit Floyd Bennett Field

Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn was the scene last weekend of a traditional Native American pow wow hosted by the Redhawk Native American Arts Council, a not-forprofit organization founded and maintained by Native American artists and educators residing in the New York City area.

Since 1994, the council has dedicated itself to educating the general public about Native American heritage through song, dance, theater, works of art and other cultural forms of expression. The council represents artists from North, South, Central American, Caribbean and Polynesian Indigenous cultures.

Redhawk Council produces four of the largest heritage celebrations in the Northeast. The arts council also hosts festivals, workshops, theater presentations and educational programs, addressing stereotypes and fostering an awareness of Native cultures from a historical standpoint, with a focus on contemporary cultural practices.

Last week’s Brooklyn event drew thousands of patrons to Gateway National Recreation Area for the dances, traditional food and crafts. Photos by Don Rodrigues.

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