March 31,April 1 and April 2, 2023, the Indigenous Institute of the Americas 16th annual IIAmericas Celebration, will be held at the ancient buffalo trails (Ahn Daw Gaw Beeh’-Kiowa) near Cleburne, Texas at the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum. You won’t want to miss this exciting outdoor gathering of American Indian artists, storytellers, championship dancers, cultural knowledge keepers, traditional cooks, stickball players, singers, and drummers.
American Indian artists from Tribal Nations across the US. Purchase heirloom-quality jewelry, beadwork, pottery, textiles, and other artwork made with cultural knowledge refined over many generations. We invite you to enjoy the Native authors, oral storytellers, herbalists, and elders who will share about the rich complexity of Native America, past and present. The John Taylor Youth Pow Wow will be held on Saturday April 1, 2023 Sponsorships are still available if you would like to sponsor a dance division. In addition, this year will be a fashion show and contest for ribbon shirts and skirts.
We invite the public to respectfully participate in Inter Tribal dances, round dances, and social dances. In addition, a Memorial Honor dance and Veterans Honor dance will be dedicated each day. We hope the community will join us to remember the friends and family lost during the pandemic and honor our Active Duty and Veterans for their service to this country.
Experience the fun activities of our large Family Cultural Path. This year’s theme will continue to “Honor Sacred Acorns.” Crafts, stickball, beadwork, and plant knowledge demonstrations will be throughout the day. Yummy Indian tacos, three sisters stew, grape dumplings, frybread, and much more will be available from some of the best cooks in Indian Country. This is a family welcoming event, enjoyable for all ages. Venue: The Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum is on beautiful Lake Pat Cleburne; bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the entire weekend. Alcohol, drugs, and firearms are prohibited. Thank you for honoring our cultural protocols. No dogs are allowed near the Pow Wow arena.
101 Chisholm Trail
Cleburne, TX 76033
Friday 4 pm Soft opening with Gourd Dance
Saturday 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
Admission: $8.00 per adult $5.00 for children
IIAmericas Celebration – is a scheduled event of the Indigenous Institute of the Americas, a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization in Texas.