CHOCTAW CASINO RESORT HOSTS 9TH ANNUAL POW WOW

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

DURANT, Okla., Nov. 21, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla. is celebrating Native American culture and traditions with the 9th Annual Pow Wow at the Choctaw Event Center on Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30. Admission to the Pow Wow is free.

“We’re excited to host the 9th Annual Pow Wow, an opportunity to share our vibrant culture, at the Choctaw Event Center,” said Pow Wow Committee Chairman Tammye Gwin. “This event is an important celebration for the Native American people, and it gives us the chance to celebrate our heritage with the surrounding community, as well as guests from across the country.”

The Pow Wow will include grand entries and dance contests with dancers of all ages and styles in full regalia, drum competitions with singers, social dances, authentic food and Native American arts and crafts including beadwork, clothing and jewelry. The event will also include demonstrations on basket weaving, pottery, beadwork and stickball.

Schedule of events:

Friday, Nov. 29

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Dancer and Drum Registration

10 a.m. – Doors Open to the Public

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Gourd Dance

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Choctaw Cultural Demonstrations

1 p.m. – Grand Entry and Dance Contest

7 p.m. – Grand Entry and Dance Contest

Saturday, Nov. 30

10 a.m. – Doors Open to the Public

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Gourd Dance

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Choctaw Cultural Demonstrations

1 p.m. – Grand Entry and Dance Contest

The 9th Annual Pow Wow head staff includes Arena Directors Michael Roberts, Clifton Goodwill and Marty Thurman, emcee Joaquin Hamilton and Rob Daugherty, Head Gourd Dancer Randy Frazier, Head Gourd Singer Ryan Roanhorse and the Choctaw Nation Color Guard.

For more information, including contest rules and entry forms, visit www.ChoctawCasinos.com/Durant.aspx.


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