We are happy to say that we are hosting our 8 Annual Native American Festival .
After 7yrs, We have given back almost $50,000. to charity, Like the Military Mom in inaction.. Sends Holiday package to the Men and women who are in harms way right now Serving their country …. The Miracle league They provide an outdoor play area for children with disability ,that are confined to a wheel chairs ….. Boys and Girls Club Rensselaer They support the next generation, giving them a safe place to come after school . We also do a toy drive for them…. Adopted a family ………. 2 different Native American schools for supplies and teachings materials….Best Luther Fire Department…. ,One of the founding member who left us way to soon. Bmac his grand daughter Abby. we help her also.
mc: gary hayes.
Host Northern drum: Rez Dogs—– from ME
Host Southern drum: Four Winds ——from NH
Head dancers : Luke and Olivia Ciarfella—-from NH
Gathering of the Tribes
It is time for the 8rd annual traditional Gathering of Indigenous People at Brown’s Farm located at 890 Luther Road in East Greenbush, NY on September 9th & 10th, 2017. For 7 years Andrew Brown, nicknamed Brownie and fellow mixed blood brothers and sisters of the Bear Clan have hosted this traditional gathering bringing awareness to the needs of non-for profit organizations such as Military Moms in Action and other local charities. This gathering has been a way to share in the cultural dance of many tribes located in the area. Traditional Food such as Indian Tacos, Pow wow dancers, Traditional Pow Wow Drum Groups and various vendors have participated in this Gathering. Come join us to help support your community and the Native People.
Opening ceremony, which is a Grand Entry for this gathering will take place at Noon on Saturday and Sunday.
Come and enjoy a learning experience, traditional dancing, and fun. There will even be Amimals for the children to enjoy. For those of you who like traditional craft work of the Native People’s, there will be many vendors to choose from selling music, crafts and sharing.
This year the Bear Clan Family and Friends have built a traditional lodge for teachings and viewing. There will be demonstrations, story telling and traditional music all throughout the day. We of the Brown Family of the Bear Clan are encouraging people to come and support this epic event that will surely bring joy and happiness into your heart. Many of our boys and girls are stationed overseas and one of the non-profits that the Brown Family of the Bear Clan supports is Military Moms in Action. It is important that we as a Community come together at this Event to share in this life long tradition of Gathering together called a Pow Wow. Andrew Brown, known as Straight Arrow is the head of this organization. It is his vision and life long dream to bring awareness to the joy of gathering good, loving, kind traditional people together in hopes to affect life for all the future generations to come. Andrew Brown and his Bear Clan family welcome people from all traditional walks of like in peace and harmony to gather around the sacred drums to listen and fill your hearts with the heartbeat of the songs sung centuries ago.
Gates open at 10 AM both days, flags will be retreated at 6 PM Sat, and 5 PM Sun.
schedule of events
sep 9th & 10tth
10:00am—gates open and vendors open
12:30pm–intertribals and exhibitions
3:00pm—-intertribals and exhibitions