Site Receives Employee Community Fund of Boeing Grant
We are very happy to announce that the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society has received a generous grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing (ECF of Boeing) in support of our Native American Culture Series. This grant will fund a 2-day cultural event by The Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe. The event will take place October 13 and 14 at Cahokia Mounds. The troupe will begin at 10 am with storytelling, followed by a Stomp Dance demonstration (including a social dance for visitors to join). At 1 pm, there will be a Stickball demonstration and social game, followed by Storytelling at 2, Stomp Dance at 3, and Stickball at 4. The Chickasaw Dance Troupe, traveling to Cahokia Mounds from Ada, Oklahoma, are very happy to share their culture with visitors and welcome questions and participation. This is a free event. It is a wonderful interactive community outreach event to learn about Native American traditions and the Chickasaw culture.
Cahokia Mounds is very grateful for the support from ECF of Boeing of our Native American Culture Series. The ECF of Boeing has chapters nationwide with employees donating to this fund to make a difference in their communities. For over 60 years, the ECF has changed lives across the country. Over 4,000 nonprofits count on ECF for funding each year.
For more information on the Chickasaw Nation Cultural Event, contact 618-346-5160, or 618-344-7316.