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October 10th and 11th 10AM-7PM~Powwow
Monday October 12th 7AM-2PM~Indigenous Peoples
Location: Harlem River Field at Randalls Island
On Monday October 12, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day rather than Columbus Day. We seek to reclaim and redefine this day to celebrate the rich cultures and histories of indigenous people in the Americas, rather than a day dedicated to the forced colonization of native peoples. The day will start with a Sunrise Ceremony followed by performances from Indigenous people around the world. It will be a day of healing, sharing and celebrating indigeneity.
(P) Redhawk Council: 718-686-9297
Indigenous Peoples Day Native American Festival is a festival/Powwow attracting over 500 Native American artists, educators, singers, dancers and performing groups from across the Americas. Other highlights of the event include authentic cuisine: buffalo burgers, venison stew, corn soup and Indian Tacos. Visitors can interact with representatives from various tribal Nations such as Sioux, Navajo, Cheyenne, Cherokee, Comanche and Mohawk.
In honor of the Indigenous people hailing from outside of the U.S. there will also be a Polynesian dance troupe representing cultures from the islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand, an Aztec group from Mexico City and Inca groups from Peru and Ecuador, and a Taino group celebrating the Native culture of the people from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
The celebration honors not just the rich history and culture of Native Americans but also the contributions they have made to the world. Event organizer Taiyin Snowflower says “ we hope we can help visitors learn a little bit more about Americas first people, helping to break the stereotyped images created by television, movies and sports teams using Native American as mascots."
CONTEST POWWOW ONLY SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Emcee - Bill Crouse
Registration is ALWAYS FREE !
Adults 18+ (Traditional, Jingle, Grass, Fancy)
1st-$700, 2nd-$500, 3rd-$300, 4th-$200
NEW-ADULT MEN & ADULT WOMEN SMOKE DANCE CONTEST CATEGORY
*Contestants are able to register for both powwow and smoke dance categories (MUST BE IN PROPER REGALIA FOR EACH CATEGORY)
Teens 13-17yrs (Traditional, Jingle, Grass, Fancy)
1st-$300, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100
Juniors 6-12yrs (Boys combined & Girls combined)
1st-$150, 2nd-$100, 3rd-$75
Tiny Tots 0-5yrs
For more information. www.redhawkcouncil.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (718) 686-9297
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Redhawk Native American Arts Council
Not-for-profit 501C3 Indigenous arts and cultural organization, founded and maintained by Native American artists and educators. We are dedicated to educating the public and breaking sterotypes by presenting the traditions and culture of Native People from across North, South, Central America, the Caribbean and the Polyneisan Islands.