Delays and Closings, Feb. 21

The Ada, Ardmore and Sulphur Headstarts will be closed today due to inclement weather.

Press Release

Release Date: February 09, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

ARDMORE, Okla. – The Chickasaw Nation will host a Cultural Enrichment Day open to the public at no charge noon to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Chickasaw Nation Ardmore Community Center, 907 Locust St.

Visitors will learn about stickball, stomp dancing, finger weaving, bow making and the Chickasaw language, among other topics close to the history and culture of the Chickasaw Nation. Instructors will consists of experts from many backgrounds and specializations.

Some sessions will include hands-on activities and others will follow a lecture format. Each session is an hour long, with three concurrent cultural classes being taught at one time. Visitors are welcome to stop in for one class or stay the whole evening.

Classes and times include:

  • Noon-1 p.m.
    • Chickasaw language lesson
    • Net tying make-and-take
    • Stickball presentation
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m.
    • Ft. Washita presentation
    • Bow making
    • Stickball make-and-take
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.
    • Stomp dance etiquette
    • Pinch pots make-and-take
    • Piominko presentation
  • 3:45-4:45 p.m.
    • Mini moccasins make-and-take
    • Archery tag
    • Canoe presentation
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Finger woven keychain make-and-take
    • Stomp dance etiquette
    • Chickasaw language lesson
  • 6:45-7:45 p.m.
    • Bow making
    • White House presentation
    • Twining make-and-take

Last Updated: 09/16/2016