Brooklyn Children’s Museum celebrates Indigenous People’s Day
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum partnered with the North American Indigenous Center of New York to host a packed day of activities to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day.
Indigenous dancers shared a piece of their culture with families at the museum, joining artwork and traditional clothing on display.
“It’s a really beautiful event,” said Iakowi:he’ne’ Oakes, founder of the North American Indigenous Center of New York. “It’s really rich in all aspects of our culture. I’m just really proud of what’s happening today.”
Children at Monday’s celebration learned their own form of bead work, how to make dream catchers, and took part in a traditional drink-making class centered around the strawberry.
Dylan House, director of public programs at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, says that it’s important for people to “learn how cultural traditions and celebrations are passed down between generations”.
Members of the North American Indigenous Center of New York say that in 2024, they plan to host a children’s pow wow to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day.