Each year, the Shinnecock Nation in South Hamptons, holds their Labor Day Weekend Pow Wow and I must admit, this is not one to miss! Growing up Native American, Indigenous, American Indian, I have had the opportunity to attend many pow wows and ceremonies. My former step father was an Osage Indian from Oklahoma and during my adolescence I would go on the summer circuit with him and my mother. Aside from the major pow wow in Broken Arrow, outside of Tulsa, we would hit Anadarko, Pawnee, Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations among other ceremonies. So you can imagine my enthusiasm as it nears Labor Day here on Long Island. I should add, Salamanca, NY also holds their annual Marvin “Joe” Curry Memorial Pow Wow, a Native Army Veteran of the Seneca Nation, during the month of July. This is also a fairly big pow wow and like the Shinnecock Nation, vendors selling mostly Native arts and crafts are set up outlining the pow wow grounds. Of course I would be remiss if I didnt mention the Native food that is typically available, my favorite being an Indian Taco!! Here are some of the highlights from Shinnecock, South Hampton, Long Island New York. As it stands right now, the pow wow is still scheduled to happen, however maybe cancelled at a later date due to pandemic.