26th Annual Coushatta Pow Wow 2023

Notice - This information is for a past Pow Wow.

June 9, 2023 - June 11, 2023

The Pavilion at Coushatta Casino Resort
777 Coushatta Dr, Kinder, LA, 70648, 70648


26th Annual Coushatta Pow Wow 2023 26th Annual Coushatta Pow Wow 2023

The Coushatta Powwow is one of the largest in North America, and is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

Be sure to witness a Grand Entry, a rhythmic march that opens the competitions, when all of the dancers in full regalia claim the Dancing Ground to the accompaniment of tribal drums and singers.

This is a family-friendly event offering a look at the fascinating culture and heritage of Native Americans.

Veterans Ceremonies

In keeping with our native ways, we will always honor our veterans. We are proud to honor these noble individuals, offer our thanks for their service, and welcome all veterans to Powwow.

26th Annual Coushatta Powwow • June 9-10, 2023

General admission at the gate is $8 per day. Ages 6 years & under get in free.Purchase tickets at the gate on the day of event.

Registration Hours

Friday 3pm-7pm | Saturday 10am-12noon

Friday, June 9

  • 5pm – Gourd Dance
  • 7pm – Grand Entry

Saturday, June 10

  • 10am – Gourd Dance
  • 12pm – Grand Entry
  • 5pm – Gourd Dance
  • 7pm – Grand Entry

Head Staff

  • NORTHERN HOST

    MANDAREE – Mandaree, North Dakota

  • SOUTHERN HOST

    COZAD – Hog Creek, Oklahoma

  • ANNOUNCER

    Bart Powaukee

  • ANNOUNCER

    Howie Thomson

  • HEAD MAN

    Xavier Littlehead

  • HEAD LADY

    Daylynn Mingo

  • HEAD GOURD

    Jack Battise, Jr.

  • ARENA DIRECTOR

    Rusty Gillette

  • HEAD DANCE JUDGE

    Donovan Abbey

Drum Competitions

Feel the Power & Excitement

The drum is the heartbeat and central pulse of the Powwow.

There are always one or several groups of singers who sing as the beat in unison to the rhythm on a large drum. Each drum has a lead singer and a “second” who repeats the lead line on a different or similar key.

Good drums are always in demand at powwows and become very popular. Drums take turns and often a certain drum is requested for a particular song. Drummers are usually men but women may also drum and sometimes an all women’s drum group is seen.

Drum groups play different kinds of songs, many are very old and traditional. Songs are sung four times a sacred number in Indian tradition. Most songs have no actual words, but are syllables that carry the melody and meaning of the song. These syllables are called vocables. Songs are sung in English or Native languages.

PAYOUTS – Singing Contest (Southern & Northern Separate)
1st • $8,000
2nd • $6,000
3rd • $4,000
4th • $3,000
5th • $2,000
Minimum six singers

Status: Active

Pow Wow Information

Date:
June 9, 2023 - June 11, 2023

Location:
The Pavilion at Coushatta Casino Resort
777 Coushatta Dr, Kinder, LA, 70648, 70648

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Organizer:

Contact: Katie Arvie
Phone: (337) 584-1545
Email:
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More Information:

Head Man: Xavier Littlehead

Head Lady: Daylynn Mingo

Head Gourd Dancer:Jack Battise, Jr.

MC: Bart Powaukee and Howie Thomson

Arena Director: Rusty Gillette

Host Drums: Mandaree and Cozad

Additional Information:


Venue:

The Pavilion at Coushatta Casino Resort
777 Coushatta Dr, Kinder, LA, 70648, 70648

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A Pow Wow is a Native American tradition that brings together many different tribes and communities. Pow Wows are cultural celebrations that include dancing, singing, socializing, crafts, arts, and food.

Pow Wows listed on our calendar are open to the public!



Submitted by Paul G on: June 7, 2023


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