Native American Culture Day at Vermilionville

November 1, 2018

Annual event celebrating & sharing the living culture of Native Americans

The community is invited to enjoy the last culture day of the year at Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park. Representatives from many of Louisiana's Native American tribes and tribal communities will be throughout the village sharing their living culture through crafts, music, dance, storytelling and other cultural exchange. 

Admission is FREE! 

Native American Culture Day 2018 Timeline

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. - Tribal Demonstrations & Presentations throughout the Village
10:30 a.m. - Opening and Blessing of the Common Ground (Atakapas Ishak)
10:45 a.m. - Gourd Dance led by the Avogel Tribe (All Gourd dancers can participate)

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Arts/Crafts & Canoeing (Chapel)
11:00 a.m. - Drumming (Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi Chitimacha Choctaw)
11:30 a.m. - Dance Lessons (Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe)
12:00 p.m. - Seven Directions Ceremony (Acadian Mi'kmaq (Metis) Heritage Association)
12:30 p.m. - 'An Indigenous Curriculum: Changing the Narrative of Colonial Louisiana History for Elementary School Social Studies' Tulane University Students/Pointe au Chien 

 1:30 p.m.- Dance Lessons (Canneci N'de Band of Lipan Apache)
 2:00 p.m. - Dancing (The Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe)
 2:30 p.m. - "Mi'kmaq Sacred Teaching" (Acadian Mi'kmaq (Metis) Heritage Association)
 3:00 p.m. - Drumming (Louisiana Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe)
3:30 p.m.
- Dancing (Canneci N'de Band of Lipan Apache)


Avogel Tribe of Louisiana Pointe Au-Chien                                     


Acadian Mi'kmaq (Metis) Heritage Association                                      

ChitimachaCanneci N'de Band of Lipan Apache    

 Attakapas Opelousas Prairie                                             

Isle de Jean Charles Band                            

Atakapa Ishak                                             

Louisiana Attakapas Eagle Tribe

For more information, please visit orcontact Brady McKellar, Director of Museum Operations, at (337) 233-4077 x.211.
This program has been made possible through a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This project is supported by an External Agencies Funding Program grant, sponsored by the Lafayette Consolidated Government and administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts