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Choctaw Pow Wow   

Sep/18/2010 - Sep/18/2010
Location: Jena, La. Tribal Center - Hwy. 84 West

Saturday, September 18, 2010 is the date of the Jena Band of Choctaw’s Pow Wow.

Location: Jena Band of Choctaw Tribal Office Grounds located on Hwy 84 West, Trout, La. 71371, for an address to enter into GPS systems: 1052 Chanaha St. Trout, La. 71371.

10:00 a.m. Gourd Dancing begins
11:30 a.m. Grand Entry
3:30 - 4:30 Lunch Break for Pow wow Dancers and Drums, Keynote Speaker, Address by the Chief, Introduction of New JBC Princess and other royalties, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Social Dancers

Family Fun
Activities will also include a dunking booth, petting zoo, traditional palmetto hut with traditional story telling, and long bow demonstrations. We have Oklahoma Choctaw members that will be selling traditional Choctaw foods and their very own home made rootbeer.

Dancers from all over the Gulf Coast, as far away as Florida, are coming in for this wonderful celebration of our heritage.

It should make for lots of fun.

Entry fee is 5.00 to spectators and free to all dancers in regalia.

Guest drums are welcome as well.

This years' Head staff includes:
M.C. Walter Celestine: Alabama-Coushatta Tribe
Arena Director: Vance Beaver, Muscogee Creek Nation
Head Gourd Dancer: Ron Alex, Mississippi Band of Choctaw
Head Man Dancer: Leland Thompson, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
Head Lady Dancer: Michelle Reed, Ojebwa Nation
Head Boy: Jake Rivers, Choctaw-Apache
Head Girl: Paula Keele, Caddo Adai Tribe

Northern Host Drum: Dry Creek
Southern Host Drum: A.C. Woodland Singers

We are in the process of as asking for Donations and advertisement space is available in our programs if any businesses or individual might be interested. If so please give us a call at 318-992-2717.

Additional vendors are welcomed, and spaces are still available for craft or food booths.

Visit Their Web Site:

Contact: Chief Christine Norris
Phone: 318-992-2717

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