HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – An annual event celebrating Native American cultures took place at the Richmond Raceway Complex this weekend.
Sunday marked the final day of the 25th annual Great American Indian Expo and Pow-Wow, which featured more than 100 American Indian dancers, singers, drummers and traditional crafts and food.
Some Native Americans in attendance said the event is like a family reunion and that they wanted to invite everyone to enjoy their rich culture.
“We want everyone to take away a positive note about native people, so that they leave here with a greater appreciation of our culture and that we are human beings,” Schirra Gray with the Piscataway Indian Nation said.
The Pow Wow featured gourmet food, music and a fashion show to raise funds and awareness for domestic violence.
November is Native American Indian Heritage Month, which was established in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush.