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6 Fun Facts About Redhawk Native American Arts Council

Each fall, CMA partners with Redhawk Native American Arts Council to present the Indigenous People Cultural Festival. In the spirit of celebration, we partnered with Redhawk to share our May CIVICKIDS digital challenge, DIY Noisemakers. Learn more about this organization of dancers, artists, and educators below!

  1. Redhawk Native American Arts Council supports and serves First Nations artists by presenting educational programs and hosting festivals and Native celebrations throughout the New York City area.
  2. Since 1993, the Redhawk Native American Arts Council’s performing artists have been sharing Native American dance, music, art and history with audiences around the world. The Redhawk Dance Troupe focuses on three important factors: to educate; to entertain; and to break stereotypes.
  3. The Redhawk Council has provided programs for Good Morning America, HBO, MTV, Radio City Music Hall, and more!
  4. You can take classes in powwow dance styles, men and women fancy, grass, traditional, and jingle — all while getting a great workout!
  5. The Redhawk Council raises scholarship funds for First Nation college who reside in or attend a college in the New York City area.
  6. The Redhawk Council’s traveling museum allows students to see up-close the differences in history, cultures and artwork. Classrooms are transformed into a mini-museum with objects and artifacts from Nations and tribes across the Americas, specializing in Eastern Woodlands’ displays and objects representing the original inhabitants of the New York City region.

Learn more at redhawkcouncil.org!

This program is supported, in part, by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. CIVICKIDS is sponsored by Google.

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