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Coushatta Tribe holds 23rd Annual Powwow on June 8-9

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A Tradition Celebrating Native American Heritage and Culture 

Kinder, LA - May 3, 2018 - The Coushatta Tribe will host its 23rd annual powwow in The Pavilion at Coushatta Casino Resort on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, 2018. Admission for the general public is $5 per day; children ages 6 years and younger are admitted free of charge. Spectators may purchase tickets at the gate on the day of event.

Coushatta Powwow Schedule of Events 

June 8-9, 2018 at the Pavilion at Coushatta 

Friday, June 8        Gourd Dance 5pm       Grand Entry 7pm

Saturday, June 9    Gourd Dance 10am    Grand Entry 12noon

                               Gourd Dance 5pm      Grand Entry 7pm 

Coushatta's annual powwow is considered one of the largest Native American gatherings in the southern United States, where world champion Native American dancers and singers gather to compete for prizes in a family-friendly alcohol and drug-free event. Hundreds of representatives from tribes across the United States and Canada come together each year to celebrate their culture with dance and drum contests. 

Handcrafted jewelry, beaded moccasins and colorful feathered regalia with intricate details adorn the dancers-- each is handmade or passed down as heirlooms through their family. Tribal drum groups compete and provide music and songs for the dance competitions. Exhibition dances and specialty dances showcase each age category during the event.   A popular feature is the marketplace showcasing Native American food like Indian frybread and Indian tacos, plus authentic Native American arts and crafts, handmade turquoise and silver jewelry, handmade beaded beaded items, the famous Coushatta long-leaf pine needle baskets, and more. For a unique cultural experience, the Coushatta powwow is one event you will never forget. Find more information online at www.coushattapowwow.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 here.

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