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Choctaw Cultural Center to Begin New Year Teaching Tradition

Classes, Workshops Available in January

Published December 22, 2021

DURANT, Okla. – A month of activities scheduled at the Choctaw Cultural Center will offer insight into the tribe’s traditional heritage. In January 2022 tribal members and the public alike are invited to attend workshops and other activities at the Choctaw Cultural Center, 1919 Hina Hanta Way, in Calera.

Programs are free with a paid admission. Choctaw Nation tribal members are admitted free.

Daily Education Experiences

Chahta 101

A foundational course designed for those with little to no previous knowledge of the Chahta people that elaborates on the history presented within the Choctaw Cultural Center.

Storytelling

Traditional storytelling is the main source of history keeping for the Chahta people. Come listen to stories woven from fact, legend, religion, that teach moral lessons or interpret historical events.

Social Dancing Exhibition 1

  • Wednesday-Saturday, 11-11:30 a.m., Kowi Chito Theater

Stickball Exhibition

  • Wednesday-Saturday, 1-1:30 p.m., Living Village, (Kowi Chito Theater, inclement weather location)

Social Dancing Exhibition 2

  • Wednesday-Saturday 2-2:30 p.m., Living Village, (Kowi Chito Theater, inclement weather location)

Cultural Demonstrations

  • Wedneday-Saturday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Living Village, (Hvshi Entrance indoors, inclement weather location)

Photos

Mini-Chukka Homes

Photo by Choctaw Nation

The Build Your Chukka Workshop will teach how our ancestors built their winter chukkas, or homes, in small communities at the first sign of cold winds.