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Cultural affairs

The Cultural Affairs Program was established in 1995 to promote and preserve the cultural traditions of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The program's mission is to strengthen cultural knowledge among the Choctaw people and to increase public awareness of the tribe's history and culture.

Workshops
The Cultural Affairs Program holds community workshops on a regular basis. Workshops topics are different by community interest.

Research
Identifying and documenting endangered traditions is another part of the community-based work of the Cultural Affairs Program. Staff members conduct research and interview Tribal elders to obtain first-hand knowledge of Choctaw history and culture.

Research
Identifying and documenting endangered traditions is another part of the community-based work of the Cultural Affairs Program. Staff members conduct research and interview Tribal elders to obtain first-hand knowledge of Choctaw history and culture.

Services Provided:

  • Provide bi-monthly cultural workshops.
  • Provide Choctaw Cultural Arts classes for parents/ community.
  • Staff Training on Traditional Choctaw Artforms.
  • Provide cultural demonstrations for MBCI, Dept. of Ed., and general public.
  • Conduct cultural education programs at different venues.
  • Assist with Choctaw Expressions: An event for cultural education and retail for Tribal Artisans and Craftsmen.
  • Chahta Immi Ihinoshi (Choctaw Ways Path) Demonstration and interactive activities area for children.
  • Research, Educate and Promote "Chahta Immi Lifeways of the Choctaw People" for Tribal Members