Change Author / Owner : Choctaw Festival Day 2 - Prayer, Welcome, and Introduction
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma celebrates its tribal history and heritage with two days of dance, song, storytelling, and artist demonstrations. In this segment, the second day of the festival begins with a welcome from Assistant Chief Jack Austin, Jr., followed by a prayer given by Waddell Hearn. Brad Joe then sings The Lord's Prayer in Choctaw as the Choctaw royalty interpret in American Indian sign language. The Choctaw royalty include Miss Choctaw Nation Neiatha Hardy, Little Miss Ariana Byington, and Junior Miss Loren Crosby. Chief Batton then gives an introduction to the history and culture of the Choctaw Nation and the day's proceedings. This program was webcast and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on June 25, 2014.