Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel to Host 3rd Annual Chitimacha Powwow 2016

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The Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha and Chitimacha Powwow Committee presents the 3rd Annual Chitimacha Powwow 2016 presented by Keta Group, LLC on October 22, 2016 in the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

The Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha and Chitimacha Powwow Committee presents the 3rd Annual Chitimacha Powwow 2016 presented by Keta Group, LLC on October 22, 2016 in the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. The Chitimacha Powwow is open to the public and features a climate-controlled arena with bleacher seating, competition dancing, food, and craft vendors. Children/minors are welcome to attend.

The Chitimacha Powwow will open to the public 11 AM on Saturday, October 22, 2016 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 powwow committee is excited to invite everyone to our 3rd 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 Tribal members, our sponsors, and the community we hope to make this year's gathering a huge success again 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 have some new twists on everybody’s favorite powwow food, frybread. In keeping with South Louisiana style, we will offer boudin and seafood bisque with fry bread. 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 and fellowship.

Tickets are available at the door for $5 (children 5 years and under are free). For more information, call Chitimacha Cultural Department (337) 923-9923.

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.

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.

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