Before I really jump into this post, I have to say that dating a Native American at a powwow or festival is a little bit what I would imagine dating a celebrity is like. People just approach wanting to take pictures and whatnot. I just stand
awkwardly with confidence on the side. I just wonder what they do with them when they get them printed or put them on Facebook, like ‘Oh look, here’s me with a real live Native American!’….but I digress.
The festival was held last Sunday, Sept. 30th in Pelham Bay Park and was hosted by well-known Taino storyteller Bobby Gonzalez. Though not as big as a powwow, the festival had several vendors selling jewelry, prints, and clothing and there was a pretty good turnout.
The highlight of the festival was Thirza Defoe’s storytelling and hoop dancing. I’m going to let the video and photos below speak for itself: