THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11th
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12th
Both events are FREE and open to the public.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Creole Heritage Center will host the Creole Heritage Day Celebration on October 11th and 12th at Northwestern State University in the Student Union Ballroom. This year's events will take a more in-depth look at the cultures that make up the Creole culture.
The Cane River Creole National Historical Park and the Cane River National Heritage Area in partnership with the Creole Heritage Center will present a symposium, Hispanic Roots in Creole Culture that will be held on Thursday from 8am-4pm. This symposium will explore the Hispanic traditions, genealogy, foodways and history identifiable in Creole culture. Featured speakers from across the country will be presenting this information to the public with a reception following at Oakland Plantation at 6pm.
Friday’s events will explore roots of Native American ancestry in Creole culture. Some activities include a look at Native American textiles as well as readings by authors Charles Jolivette and Rain Gomez. Additional events will include sharing circles about Creole language and Hoodoo in Creole culture. A bone marrow drive will also be held in conjunction with a session discussing the unique DNA of Creoles. All events are free and open to the public.