Celebrate American Indian History At The Dothan Civic Center In Alabama

    American Indian History Month Festival takes place in Mid November in Dothan, Alabama at the Dothan Civic Center. The evening's activities begin around 5pm, and include Grand Entry with full regalia and drum, a special guest appearance by Ms. Indian Alabama, two competitive dance divisions and lots of traditional social dancing.

    Some of the featured exhibitors at this year's event include Alabama Indian Affairs Commission, Marcia Johnston of Buffalo Woman Flute Music, two living history exhibits presented by the Star Clan of Creek Indians and more. The event host is pleased to announce Richard Greybull (Dakota Sioux) as Head Man and Ellen Rasco (Echota Cherokee) as Head Lady. The MC is Faron Weeks (Echota Cherokee) and the Arena Director is Nick Johnston (MoWa Choctaw). The Host Drum is Medicine Tail (Poarch Creek) and the Color Guard is implemented by the MaChis Creek.

    American Indian History Month Festival currently includes seven of Alabama’s nine American Indian tribes and several travelers from outside the state. While in Dothan you can enjoy a comfortable stay at the Days Inn with all the flavor of Dothan right at their finger tips. Hotel accommodations are available through the Days Inn at 334-671-3700. Guest who ask for the festival rate will receive a special group discount rate.

    Tickets for the American Indian History Month Festival will be for sale at the Dothan Civic Center Box Office via telephone 334-615-3000. Children five and under enter free. American Indian History Month Festival is presented by Multi Cultural Initiative For Change. More information about the event is available at aifestival@hotmail.com.

    The event host wishes to extend a special thank you to the Dothan Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for its first class hospitality during this exciting debut. A special thank you is also extended to the Dothan Police Department for helping make this a safe, fun event for the whole family. American Indian History Month is certain to be a delight and everyone is welcome.

    By James and AJ Grass

    Getting There:

    Visit the Dothan Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.dothanalcvb.com for more on current events and festivals.