KINDER, LA – The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will host its 26th annual powwow in The Pavilion at Coushatta Casino Resort on Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, 2023. Children ages six years and younger are admitted free of charge. Spectators may purchase tickets at the gate on the day of event.
Coushatta’s annual powwow is 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 U.S. 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 and most are 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 items, and the famous Coushatta long-leaf pine needle baskets, among many other offerings. Find more information online at www.coushattapowwow.com.