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Pow Wow to be held in East Greenbush

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EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. – Tucked away in the hills around East Greenbush is a gem all of its own.

"People of good heart, that want to teach the old traditions and do something for our community," said East Greenbush Pow Wow founder Andrew Brown.  

For the fourth year in a row, Andrew Brown, also known as ‘Chief Straight Arrow', is inviting people to experience Native American culture.  

"We have dancing, we have drumming, we have recreated a village," said Brown.

There's a traditional garden and teepees to explore, along with Native American venders selling hand crafted pieces.  There's also great food as well as traditional Native American story telling.

"There so filled with excitement why the wolves howl at the moon, how the raccoon got it's face mask, said James sorrows, also known as ‘Jim Red Fox'.

Over the last several years attendance has nearly doubled each year.

"It beats watching the TV and playing video games," said Brown.

The cost for admission is $5 for adults and kids under 12 get in free.  All money raised by admission is given to a good cause.

"The money goes back to the community, there's no dollars kept here on this farm," said Brown.

It's all done to give families the opportunity to see and experience something different.

"We do it all just to make the people that come here happy," said Brown.

The Pow Wow is this weekend on Saturday Sept. 7th and Sunday Sept. 8th, with the Grand Entry beginning at noon on both days.  It will be held at 890 Luther Road in East Greenbush.

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