Jaden Parker, Tonawanda Seneca, FDR NY Pow Wow - Photo: Alex Hamer
Alex Hamer
The Redhawk Native American Arts Council recently held their 24th annual FDR Pow Wow and Native American Festival at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights, New York. / Dancer: Jaden Parker, Tonawanda Seneca.

Damn! These are 10 Gorgeous Photos from the New York FDR Pow Wow!

Alex Hamer
9/22/16

The Redhawk Native American Arts Council  recently held their 24th annual FDR Pow Wow and Native American Festival at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights, New York.

The two-day event featured dancers from both North America and South America. Some of the nations represented were the Dakota, the Haudenosaunee, the Aztecs and the Shinnecock Nation.

In addition to the pow wow festivities, organizer Cliff Matias addressed the fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. After Matias spoke, dancers carried a blanket around the arena to raise funds for Sacred Stone Camp.

Here are 10 photos from the FDR Pow Wow:

Jaden Parker, Tonawanda Seneca, shows poise and control. Photo: Alex Hamer

A crowd favorite, Coda Hunter, Shinnecock and Lumbee demonstrates a hoop dance._9 17 16_AlexHamer photo-17.JPG

Dancers share a laugh during the intertribal dance portion. Photo: Alex Hamer

Blue Morning Star, Leah Bermudez, Lumbee, coaches one of the participants in the spectator dance competition. Photo: Alex Hamer

Intertribal dance. Photo: Alex Hamer

Passing the blanket to raise funds for the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo: Alex Hamer

Lonny Street, Meskwaki. Photo: Alex Hamer

The Aztec dancers. Photo: Alex Hamer

Aztec dancers performing the Shield Dance. Photo: Alex Hamer

The crowd was invited for a social dance and responded well. Photo: Alex Hamer

 

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