Redhawk Native American Arts Council

1022 39th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219

718-686-9297

About Us:

The Redhawk Native American Arts Council is a not for profit organization founded and maintained by Native American artists and educators residing in the New York City area. Since 1994, the Council is dedicated 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.

Redhawk shares a traditional Indigenous prospective on sustainable living, thinking green and urban gardening by farming in the council’s garden space.

To present programs within the educational system to help students and educators gain a better understanding of Native American history and diverse cultures represented within Native America. The Council also encourages educators to re-think the current out dated curriculum and apply some of the first hand knowledge shared by Native artists and educators.

The council creates venues for Native artists to share their art forms with the public and each other, providing opportunities to become financially self-reliant. Contracting artists for educational programs, lectures and festivals for various organizations is another way the council helps support the First Nations artist community.

Hosting a Native youth program which educates urban Native youth about their cultures and present a venue where youth can create a common bond. Native youth are encouraged to share and learn traditional forms of dance, music, drumming and regalia making all with a focus in keeping young Native youth interested, involved and proud of their rich heritage and cultures.

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