Quantcast

Native American Heritage Month kicks off at Acadian Cultural Cen - KATC.com | Continuous News Coverage | Acadiana-Lafayette

Native American Heritage Month kicks off at Acadian Cultural Center

Posted: Updated:
LAFAYETTE, La. -

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Acadian Cultural Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve will highlight the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana during November. 

The Chitimacha are the only Louisiana tribe still living on their ancestral homelands.

Yesterday, two Chitimacha were at the center, demonstrating and discussing their crafts. Chitimacha basket weaver Neka Mire discussed both basket weaving and beadwork, and Sarah Guillory discussed beadwork, regalia, and Pow Wow participation. 

Throughout the month, there will be a Chitimacha basket collection on display, an exhibit depicting Chitimacha history, and films available upon request.  

The center and all activities are free and open to the public. The Acadian Cultural Center of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is located at 501 Fisher Road in Lafayette.

WEATHER
Power Doppler HD
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Calling for solutions: The Gang War in Iberia Parish

    Calling for solutions: The Gang War in Iberia Parish

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:04 AM EST2017-11-21 05:04:48 GMT

    New Iberia, La- Iberia Parish Sheriff, Louis Ackal, has hit a roadblock trying to combat gun and gang violence on the streets of New Iberia. 

    New Iberia, La- Iberia Parish Sheriff, Louis Ackal, has hit a roadblock trying to combat gun and gang violence on the streets of New Iberia. 

  • Patrons mourn loss of Henderson business

    Monday, November 20 2017 7:29 PM EST2017-11-21 00:29:07 GMT

    While officials wait to release the identity of the victim in a Henderson business fire, locals mourn the loss of an establishment dear to their hearts. Among the ashes, are fond memories of George Robin's hardware store. "It was the kind of place that you felt comfortable in just when you walked in," said Ray Robin, a family friend. "My grandfather used to take me here, and my dad took me here, and I came here on my own and took my grand kids here," said a regul...

    While officials wait to release the identity of the victim in a Henderson business fire, locals mourn the loss of an establishment dear to their hearts. Among the ashes, are fond memories of George Robin's hardware store. "It was the kind of place that you felt comfortable in just when you walked in," said Ray Robin, a family friend. "My grandfather used to take me here, and my dad took me here, and I came here on my own and took my grand kids here," said a regul...

  • Lafayette police: Man dies by suicide in Walmart parking lot

    Lafayette police: Man dies by suicide in Walmart parking lot

    Sunday, November 19 2017 10:11 PM EST2017-11-20 03:11:25 GMT
    Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineImage Courtesy: MGN Online

    A man is dead following a shooting at Walmart in the 1200 block of Evangeline Thruway.

    A man is dead following a shooting at Walmart in the 1200 block of Evangeline Thruway.

Powered by Frankly

© KATC.com 2017, KATC.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?