Vol. LIII No. 10
October 2018

Chikasha Ittafama (Chickasaw Reunion) May 4 - 5 at Kullihoma

KULLIHOMA - Hundreds of Chickasaws and guests will gather May 4-5 at Kullihoma for the 20th annual Chikasha Ittafama (Chickasaw Reunion). Chickasaw culture, tradition and fellowship will be featured at the reunion. Festivities will kick off at 6 p.m., Friday, May 4 with a meal, prayers and stomp dancing.

A full day of fun for the whole family is set for Saturday, May 5. Saturday events will include cornstalk shoot competitions, horseshoes, chunkey, artistic and educational demonstrations and more.

Everyone is invited to join in the domino tournaments scheduled for each evening in the council house. This game of skill brings Chickasaws together for friendly conversation and competition. A singles tournament will be played Friday, followed by a doubles tournament Saturday evening.

Reunion schedule of events:

Friday, May 4
6-6:20 p.m.,
Welcome and Prayer, Honor Guard

6:20-7 p.m.
Dinner

7-7:20 p.m.
Flag Retirement Ceremony

7:25 - 8:30 p.m.
Youth and Adult Stickball Social Games

7:25 - 8:30 p.m.
Cornhole Tournament

7:15 - 10 p.m.
Domino Tournament (Singles)

8-10 p.m.
Social Stomp Dance
 
Saturday, May 5
8 a.m. - Noon
Cornstalk Shoot, located at the ball field
**Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.**

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Fishing Derby

9 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcoming and Prayer

10 - 11 a.m.
Washer Tournament

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Chunkey Tournament

10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Children’s Tent

10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cultural Classes

10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Trail Rides with Chickasaw Rangers

11:20 a.m. - Noon
Loksi Races

Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Stickball Registration

12:20 - 2 p.m.
Traditional Meal

1 - 7 p.m.
Stickball Tournament

1:30 - 5 p.m.
Horseshoe Tournament, located at the ball field

2 - 3 p.m.
Squirrel Stick Throw

2 - 5 p.m.
Archery Demonstration

5:30 - 6 p.m.
Martial Arts Demonstration

6 - 7 p.m.
Dinner

7 - 9 p.m.
Domino Tournament (Doubles)

8:30 p.m.
Stomp Dance

To reach the reunion site, take State Highway 1 east from Ada. Travel to the Kullihoma sign seven miles east. Turn right and travel three miles east and one mile south.
For more information, contact Julie Underwood at (580) 622-7140.