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Winters Will Share Choctaw Culture In Saturday’s Program At The VEC

“Oski Ola” Flute – “River Cane That Sings”

Allen Winters, a professional artist, engraver, and traditional Choctaw flute maker, will present a program at the MDWFP’s Visitor Education Center on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. The fourth great-grandson of Choctaw Chief Mushulatubi, Winters will discuss the Choctaw culture and demonstrate his flutes. Winters has worked for the tribe in the Choctaw Cultural Preservation Program and is a pottery teacher for Choctaw Tribal Schools.

Additional members of the Choctaw nation will also discuss the Choctaw culture and demonstrate the art of beadwork and other crafts significant to the Choctaw people. Participants to the program will be able to engage in a question and answer session at the end of the program.

The program is free with the price of admission. Admission is $2.50 for adults ages 18-59, and $2.00 for youth ages 3-17 and adults over the age of 60. For additional information, call the VEC at (662) 563-8068.

The VEC is part of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks’ North Mississippi Fish Hatchery and is located at Exit 233 east off I-55 adjacent to the Enid Lake levee in Yalobusha County.

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