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About Coushatta Casino Resort

Coushatta Tribe to Host Native American Celebration

17th Annual Pow Wow • October 28, 29, 30

September 27, 2011

Kinder, LA—The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will host its 17th annual Coushatta Pow Wow Celebration in The Pavilion at Coushatta October 28-30, 2011. Admission for spectators is $5 per day; children under 5 years of age are admitted free of charge. Purchase tickets at the gate on day of show.

Considered one of the largest Native American gatherings in the southern United States, world champion Native American dancers and singers gather to compete for top prize monies in a family-friendly 3-day event. Men, women and children representing different tribes from throughout the United States and Canada wear their traditional outfits and enter the Dancing Ground in a circular parade during Grand Entry, a processional march accompanied by tribal drums and singers. Handcrafted jewelry, beaded moccasins and colorful feathered regalia with intricate details adorn the dancers––each is hand-made or passed down as heirlooms through their family. Exhibition dances and specialty dances showcase each age category during the event.

• Over $100,000 Total Prize Money for Contestants

• Dance Competitions • Drum Group Competitions

• Pow Wow Marketplace: arts & crafts and food vendors

• Website: www.coushattapowwow.com • Email: powwow@coushatta.org

A popular feature is the marketplace showcasing Native American food––Indian frybread, Indian tacos––and Native American arts and crafts––turquoise and silver jewelry, hand-made beaded items, the famous Coushatta long-leaf pine needle baskets, and more.

17th Annual Coushatta Pow Wow • Schedule of Events

Gates Open Gourd Dancing Grand Entry Closing Ceremonies

Friday • Oct. 28 4:00pm 5:00pm 7:00pm

Saturday • Oct. 29 10:00am 12:00noon 1:00pm

6:00pm 7:00pm 11:00pm

Sunday • Oct. 30 10:00am 12:00noon 5:00pm

Special Praise & Worship Service with Mike Pahsetopah (Euchee Tribe) of Sapulpa, OK at 10:30am Sunday, October 30.

Coushatta Casino Resort is located in Kinder, Louisiana on US Highway 165 (I-10 exit 44) and features over 2800 slots and more than 70 table games including live poker, plus live bingo and off-track betting. Phone 1-800-584-7263 for more information, or visit the website at www.coushattacasinoresort.com.

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