Sep 17, 2010
Coushatta Tribe to Host Native American Celebration
16th Annual Pow Wow • October 1, 2, 3
Kinder, LA—The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will host its 16th annual Coushatta Pow Wow Celebration in The Pavilion at Coushatta October 1-3, 2010. 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.
“We’re excited to host the 16th Annual Pow Wow Celebration here in Kinder, Louisiana, and we invite everyone to come and experience our culture,” stated Janson Poncho, Coushatta Pow Wow Chairman. “It’s an educational event for the whole family.”
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.
A popular feature is the Pow Wow 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.
Schedule of Events
Gourd Dancing Grand Entry
Friday October 1 at 5:00pm Friday October 1 at 7:00pm
Saturday October 2 at 10:00am Saturday October 2 at 12:00 noon & 7:00pm
Sunday October 3 at 12:00noon Sunday October 3 at 1:00pm
• Over $100,000 Total Prize Money for Contestants • Dance Competitions • Drum Group Competitions
• No alcohol or drugs are permitted! • Not responsible for accidents or theft • No ice chests please
• Pow Wow Marketplace: arts & crafts and food vendors • Cameras & video/audio recorders by permission only
• Website: www.coushattapowwow.com • Email: email@example.com
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.