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Vermilionville to celebrate Native American Culture

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Vermilionville will celebrate Native American Culture Day on Saturday, Sept. 21 at their historic village.

Representatives from many of Louisiana's Native American tribes will be on hand throughout the village to celebrate their living cultures through craft demonstrations, food, music, dance and cultural exchange.

This year's Native American Culture Day will focus on family folklore and the activities planned for the day will include: traditional Native American dances and drumming performed by various Louisiana tribes; demonstrations such as fried bread cooking, bead work, weaving and basket making; presentations on bousillage ovens and traditional huts as well as hands on activities for children including a scavenger hunt, eye of God and talking sticks; sharing circles on Foodways and Family Traditions; presentations by all participating tribes, films including "Poverty Point Earthworks: Evolutionary Milestones of the Americas," and "Louisiana: A History," episode one; as well as storytelling, canoeing and Bayou Vermilion boat tours throughout the day.

There will also be a ground breaking ceremony to unveil the plans for a Native American expansion at Vermilionville. The proposed site is located in the area behind La Maison Broussard near Surrey Street and the ceremony will include a model for the expansion and a rendering depicting the various uses for the site. The expansion is funded in part by the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Center Lafayette Visitor Enterprise Fund.

The free event runs from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

TIMELINE OF EVENTS
10 a.m.

Cooking Demonstration: Fried Bread (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)

Native American Tribes: Atakapa-Ishak Nation, Avogel Tribe of Louisiana, Canneci n'de Band of Lipan Apache, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha –Choctaw, Attakapa Opelousas Prairie Tribe, Point2-au-Chien Indian Tribe, United Houma Nation and Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana

Exhibit: Louisiana's Indigenous Peoples (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Film: Poverty Point Earthworks: Evolutionary Milestones of the Americas (10:00 – 10:30 a.m.)

Guided Tour: The Healer's Garden at La Maison Acadienne (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.); La Maison Broussard (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

10:30 a.m.

Ceremony for Native American Expansion (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Bayou Vermilion Boat Tour (10:30 – 11:00 a.m.)

Film: Louisiana-A History (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

11 a.m.

Crafts: Talking Stick, Scavenger Hunt and Eye of God (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Cooking Demonstration: Fried Bread (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Activity: Canoeing (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

11:30 a.m.

Bayou Vermilion Boat Tour (11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Film: Poverty Point Earthworks: Evolutionary Milestones of the Americas (11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

11:45 a.m.

Native American Tribe Presentations (11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

12 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration: Fried Bread (12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)

Film: Louisiana-A History (12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)

12:30 a.m.

Native American Drums & Dancing (12:30 – 1:00 p.m.)

1 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration: Fried Bread (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)

Sharing Circle: Native American Family Traditions (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)

1:30 p.m.

Bayou Vermilion Boat Tour (1:30 – 2:00 p.m.)

Film: Poverty Point Earthworks: Evolutionary Milestones of the Americas (1:30 – 2:00 p.m.)

2 p.m.

Native American Drums & Dancing (2:30 – 2:15 p.m.)

Sharing Circle: Native American Foodways (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

Film: Louisiana-A History (2:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

2:30 p.m.

Native American Intertribal Dancing (2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.)

Bayou Vermilion Boat Tour (2:30 – 3:00 p.m.)

3 p.m.

Film: Poverty Point Earthworks: Evolutionary Milestones of the Americas (3:00 – 3:30 p.m.)

3:30 p.m.

Bayou Vermilion Boat Tour (3:30 – 4:00 p.m.)

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