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6th Annual Chitimacha Powwow held in Charenton this weekend

Posted: 8:57 PM, Oct 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-18 21:57:23-04
Courtesy Chitimacha Powwow

Cypress Bayou Casino is set to host the 6th Annual Chitimacha Powwow & Inaugural American Indian Art Market this weekend in Charenton.

The Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha and Chitimacha Powwow committee is proud to announce this year's powwow, presented by Keta Group, LLC, and Inaugural American Indian Art Market. Both events will take place in The Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel and both are open to the public.

The Powwow will feature ceremonial gourd dancing, competition dancing, a hand drum competition, as well as Native and Southern food. The market will feature authentic American Indian jewelry, flutes, t-shirts, and leather items.

All are welcome, but guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the casino and must remain on the minor/under 21 paths.

On Saturday, the Powwow will open to the public at 11 a.m., with food and vendors available. The event continues until 10 p.m. Sunday's hours are 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

"The Chitimacha Tribe and Powwow Committee are excited to invite everyone to our 6th Annual Powwow. This event will be a day solely dedicated to celebrating Native American culture! Come out and hear the legendary and Grammy Award winning Sothern Style Drum group, Cozad! Also, we are excited to have added the Inaugural American Indian Art Market this year! Please come out and do some shopping. These unique items make great Christmas gifts! Our Powwow will be held indoors at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel's Pavilion, which is a great space for events. We hope to make this year's gathering a huge success with the support of the members from our fellow Tribal Nations, our sponsors, volunteers, and the community, so that we can continue bringing this special event to the Acadiana area, which adds 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, Native foods, and arts/crafts, as well as to view dancers' colorful regalia. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Powwow!"

The Powwow is a gathering of various Tribal Nations from the U.S. and Canada, celebrating Native cultures through song, dance, food, and fellowship.

For more information, email powwow@chitimacha.gov. or click here .