Native American Culture Day
|Native American Culture Day|
|Time:||10 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
The community is invited to join the Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville as they celebrate their annual Native American Culture Day on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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, for the first time ever, the Hilliard University Art Museum and Vermilionville will participate in an exchange for Native American Culture Day: representatives from The Hilliard will be on site at Vermilionville for a collaborative discussion on the Native American Identity as it was influenced by romanced notions of Westward Expansion, and from 1:00-4:00 p.m., the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will move to the Hilliard to conduct traditional basket weaving and beading demonstrations.
In addition to the activities listed in the timeline of events below, students from the University of Louisiana’s Anthropology department, tribe members and other volunteers will be working on adding an addition to the structure on Vermilionville’s Native American Common Ground. The site, which is the newest expansion to the historic village, is located in the area behind La Maison Broussard near Surrey Street and serves as a year-round interactive site for Louisiana’s native tribes and Vermilionville’s visitors. The expansion was funded in part by the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Center Lafayette Visitor Enterprise Fund. The site was blessed by members of numerous Louisiana tribes during a ceremony that took place on Native American Culture 2014.
For more information about Native American Culture Day visit web site or call (337) 233-4077.