Powwow Guidelines

Guidelines for Registration 

Guidelines for Prohibited Materials

By submitting any of the registration forms, you give your consent to be photographed by the designated staff of the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians. You authorize the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians to use and reproduce any photographs taken of you at the 2023 Powwow in the Pines for their publicity and promotional materials. 

The competition categories will be determined at the close of dancer registration and will depend on the number of participants in each category. In order for a category to remain an independent competition, it must have at least four participants. Categories with fewer than four registered dancers will be merged with similar categories in accordance with commonly understood or expected groupings.

To ensure a safe and family friendly environment for all attendees, we strictly enforce the following policies: No Alcohol! No Drugs! No Firearms! Please be aware that bringing alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, or firearms onto the premises is strictly prohibited.

By adhering to these guidelines, we foster an atmosphere of respect, unity, and harmony, where everyone can immerse themselves in the rich traditions of our ancestors. We appreciate your cooperation in upholding these regulations and helping us create an unforgettable and inclusive powwow experience.