Chitimacha Powwow 2017

October 27 , 2017

The Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha and Chitimacha Powwow Committee is proud to announce the 4th Annual Chitimacha Powwow 2017 presented by Keta Group, LLC to be held on October 28, 2017 in the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. The Chitimacha Powwow is open to the public and features, competition dancing (in a climate-controlled arena with bleacher seating), food, and craft vendors. Children/minors are welcome to attend this family friendly event. (All under 21 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the Casino.)

 

The Chitimacha Powwow will open to the public 11 AM on Saturday, October 28, 2017 and continue until approximately 10 PM when prizes will be awarded at the completion of all dance competitions. Dancer registration times are 10 AM through noon. Gourd Dances will be held at 12 PM and 6 PM for a ceremonial start. Grand Entry times are approximately 1 PM and 7 PM. The Grand Entry is the processional dance that begins each session and is a beautiful site with all of dancers participating, representing the various dance styles and tribes.

 

The special presentation, sponsored by Acadiana Bottling Company, features Supaman, Native American dancer, Hip-Hop artist and 2017 Video Music Award (VMA) Winner, who is set to perform at 5 p.m. Supaman is a member of the Apasaalooke Crow Nation and has a positive message for today’s youth.

 

“The powwow committee is excited to invite everyone to our 4th annual powwow. This event will be a day solely dedicated to celebrating Native American culture. Our powwow will be held indoors at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel’s Pavilion which is a great space for events. With the support of members from our fellow Tribal Nations, our sponsors, volunteers and the community we hope to make this year's gathering a huge success so that we can continue bringing this special event to the Acadiana area, adding to the many other great events already held here.” said Cultural Director, Kimberly S. Walden. “Powwow provides a unique opportunity for the public to experience Native American music and dance as well as to enjoy the colorful regalia, Native foods, and crafts. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Powwow!”
The Powwow is a celebration of Native cultures through song, dance, food and fellowship.
Tickets are available at the door for $5 (children Under 5 are Free). For more information, e-mail powwow@chitimacha.gov or call Chitimacha Cultural Department (337) 923-9923.

 

About Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana is a federally recognized Tribe. Our current home is the Chitimacha Reservation near Charenton, Louisiana, although we once occupied about one-third of what is now Louisiana, as some of the original inhabitants of the Atchafalaya Basin, Mississippi River Delta and the Gulf Coast. We are a sovereign nation governed by our Tribal Council. Our government operates similar to other governments, providing services to enrolled tribal members and infrastructure for our community.

 

About Keta Group, LLC
Keta Group, LLC (Keta Group) is a tribally owned, Louisiana limited liability company that was founded in 2003 by the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, a federally recognized North American Indian Tribe. The product and service offerings of the Keta Group family of companies are focused on information technology services, disaster recovery services, space and defense engineering services, construction, and facility management services associated with facility and base operations support.