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Chitimacha Powwow (2018)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Charenton, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-11-09

Duration: 00:06:52

Subjects: Native Americans | Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana | Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana | Dance | Powwows


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Walden, Kim Interviewee
  • Thompson, Roland Interviewee
  • Darden, John Interviewee
  • Moore, Patrick Interviewee
  • Moore, Tonya Interviewee
  • Norwall, Adam Interviewee
  • Queton-Morgan, Rene Interviewee


This segment from the November 9, 2018, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Tika Laudun’s visit to the 5th annual Chitimacha Powwow in Charenton, Louisiana, a gathering of 20 tribal nations from around the country. Laudun’s report touches on the history of powwows, the importance of the event in preserving the culture of each Native American tribe, and the competitive dance competition. She interviews: Kim Walden of the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Roland Thompson of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; John Darden of the Chitimacha Tribe; Patrick Moore and Tonya Moore of the Pawnee-Otoe Tribes of Oklahoma; Adam Norwall, a professional powwow dancer; and Rene Queton-Morgan of the Seminole-Kiowa Tribes of Oklahoma. Host: Andre Moreau