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Three Sisters Celebration

Three Sisters Celebration

MARCH 19 - 23, 2024
Free

Save the date and join us for the Three Sisters Celebration March 19-23! This annual event observes the changing of the seasons and planting of essential crops like corn, beans and squash. In combination, these crops are known as the “three sisters,” which have provided the Chickasaw people with generations of long-term soil fertility and healthy sustenance. You can see this planting method in gardens around campus.

Celebrate the emergence of spring and the planting of essential crops through Chickasaw culture, language, demonstrations and various activities. Don’t miss one of the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s biggest events of the year!

 

Three Sisters Celebration Agenda

Tuesday, March 19
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Campus Wide

- Three Sisters Art Market and Live Paint Demonstrations (Chikasha Poya Exhibit Hall and Plaza)
- Cultural demonstrations, make-n-take crafts and food samples (Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village)
- Three Sisters Planting Demonstration and seed packet giveaways (Spiral Garden and Three Sisters Garden)

Anoli' Theater

10:30 a.m.        Behind the Scenes
11:30 a.m.        First Encounter
Noon                 Trolls
3 p.m.              Sing 2

Popcorn, candy and drinks available for purchase

Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village

11 a.m.           Stomp dance demonstration
11:30 a.m.    Choctaw hymn singing
Noon               Storytelling
2 p.m.             Stomp dance demonstration
2:30 p.m.      Choctaw hymn singing
3 p.m.             Storytelling

Holisso: The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture

- Presentation, at 1 p.m. – Historical Chickasaw Kinship Terminology
- “Dig it up” matching game
- Three Sisters coloring sheets

Aachompa' Gift Shop

- 10% off retail sales (excluding consignment)
- White Dog bracelet kits

Aaimpa' Café

- 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
   (Note: Limited menu all week.)
- Corn cribs, chicken strips, buffalo burger, Stomp Dancer sandwich, the Chickasaw Special and grape dumplings

- Café Special
     - Alligator po’boy

Signature cookies and fountain drinks are available to purchase from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Wednesday, March 20
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Campus Wide

- Three Sisters Art Market (Chikasha Poya Exhibit Hall and Plaza)
- Cultural demonstrations, make-n-take crafts and food samples (Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village)
- Three Sisters Planting Demonstration and seed packet giveaways (Spiral Garden and Three Sisters Garden)

Anoli' Theater

10:30 a.m.        Behind the Scenes
11:30 a.m.        First Encounter
Noon                  Trolls World Tour
3 p.m.                The Super Mario Bros.
Popcorn, candy and drinks available for purchase

Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village

11 a.m.             Stomp dance demonstration
11:30 a.m.        Choctaw hymn singing
Noon                 Storytelling
2 p.m.               Stomp dance demonstration
2:30 p.m.          Choctaw hymn singing
3 p.m.               Storytelling

Holisso: The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture

- Presentation, at 1 p.m. – Documenting conversations in Chikashshanompa'
- “Dig it up” matching game
- Three Sisters coloring sheets

Aachompa' Gift Shop

- 10% off retail sales (excluding consignment)
- White Dog bracelet kits

Aaimpa' Café

- 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
   (Note: Limited menu all week.)
- Corn cribs, chicken strips, buffalo burger, Stomp Dancer sandwich, the Chickasaw Special and grape dumplings

- Café Special
     - Alligator po’boy

Signature cookies and fountain drinks are available to purchase from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 21
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Campus Wide

- Three Sisters Art Market (Chikasha Poya Exhibit Hall and Plaza)
- Cultural demonstrations, make-n-take crafts and food samples (Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village)
- Three Sisters Planting Demonstration and seed packet giveaways (Spiral Garden and Three Sisters Garden)

Anoli' Theater

10:30 a.m.        Behind the Scenes
11:30 a.m.        First Encounter
Noon                 Trolls
3 p.m.               Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

Popcorn, candy and drinks available for purchase

Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village

11 a.m.             Stomp dance demonstration
11:30 a.m.        Choctaw hymn singing
Noon                 Storytelling
2 p.m.               Stomp dance demonstration
2:30 p.m.          Choctaw hymn singing
3 p.m.               Storytelling

Holisso: The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture

- Presentation, at 1 p.m. – Chickasaw Positional Verbs
- “Dig it up” matching game
- Bookmarks with Southeastern tribe stamps

Aachompa' Gift Shop

- 10% off retail sales (excluding consignment)
- White Dog bracelet kits

Aaimpa' Café

- 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
     (Note: Limited menu all week.)
- Corn cribs, chicken strips, buffalo burger, Stomp Dancer sandwich, the Chickasaw Special and grape dumplings

- Café Special
        - Alligator po’boy

Signature cookies and fountain drinks are available to purchase from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Friday, March 22
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Campus Wide

- Three Sisters Art Market and Live Paint Demonstrations (Chikasha Poya Exhibit Hall and Plaza)
- Cultural demonstrations, make-n-take crafts and food samples (Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village)
- Three Sisters Planting Demonstration and seed packet giveaways (Spiral Garden and Three Sisters Garden)

Anoli' Theater

10:30 a.m.        Behind the Scenes
11:30 a.m.        First Encounter
Noon                 Trolls World Tour
3 p.m.               Clifford the Big Red Dog

Popcorn, candy and drinks available for purchase

Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village

11 a.m.              Stomp dance demonstration
11:30 a.m.         Choctaw hymn singing
Noon                  Storytelling
2 p.m.                Stomp dance demonstration
2:30 p.m.           Choctaw hymn singing
3 p.m.                Storytelling

Holisso: The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture

- Presentation, at 1 p.m. – Anompa Himitta': Chickasaw Neologisms (Dr. Josh Hinson)
- “Dig it up” matching game
- Bookmarks with Southeastern tribe stamps
- Three Sisters scavenger hunt

Aachompa' Gift Shop

- 10% off retail sales (excluding consignment)
- White Dog bracelet kits

Aaimpa' Café

- 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    (Note: Limited menu all week.)
- Corn cribs, chicken strips, buffalo burger, Stomp Dancer sandwich, the Chickasaw Special and grape dumplings

- Café Special
       - Alligator po’boy

Signature cookies and fountain drinks are available to purchase from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Saturday, March 23
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Campus Wide

- Three Sisters Art Market (Chikasha Poya Exhibit Hall and Plaza)
- Cultural demonstrations, make-n-take crafts and food samples (Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village)
- Three Sisters Planting Demonstration and seed packet giveaways (Spiral Garden and Three Sisters Garden)

Anoli' Theater

10:30 a.m.        Behind the Scenes
11:30 a.m.        First Encounter
Noon                 Trolls
3 p.m.               Trolls World Tour
6:30 p.m.          Trolls Band Together

Popcorn, candy and drinks available for purchase

Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village

11 a.m.              Stomp dance demonstration
11:30 a.m.         Choctaw hymn singing
Noon                  Storytelling
2 p.m.                Stomp dance demonstration
2:30 p.m.           Choctaw hymn singing
3 p.m.                Storytelling

Holisso: The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture

- Presentation, at 1 p.m. – Yakkookay chimanhili (Dr. Josh Hinson)
- “Dig it up” matching game
- Three Sisters scavenger hunt

Aachompa' Gift Shop

- 10% off retail sales (excluding consignment)
- White Dog bracelet kits

Aaimpa' Café

- 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    (Note: Limited menu all week.)
- Corn cribs, chicken strips, buffalo burger, Stomp Dancer sandwich, the Chickasaw Special and grape dumplings

- Café Special
        - Alligator po’boy

Signature cookies and fountain drinks are available to purchase from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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