Native American Culture Day
November 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for this free event celebrating and sharing local Native American culture and heritage!
Each year we host our Native American Culture Day in November, the focus of which is to celebrate the rich history and modern culture of the tribes and tribal communities whose lands fall within the boundaries of Louisiana. Tribes from across the state will come to share their stories, music, food, drumming, dance, crafts, language, and culture. Our theme for our Culture Days this cycle deals with family in folklore: “Although the word ‘family’ has different meanings in different groups, and it’s been through many changes over time, the family has always been an essential part of the cultural story.” All of the many people of Louisiana’s tribes are welcome, and in the past we’ve hosted: Atakapa-Ishak Nation, Avogel Tribe of Louisiana, Canneci Tinne of Lipan Apache, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, Louisiana Atakapa Tribe, Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe, and United Houma Nation.
Native American Culture Day is supported by an External Agencies Funding Program grant, sponsored by Lafayette Consolidated Government, and administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.