Welcome Brady Davis

The Chickasaw Inkana Foundation would like to welcome our new Interim Executive Director Brady Davis. Brady is the former director of Homeland Affairs for the Chickasaw Nation’s Division of Heritage Preservation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master’s of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Brady is passionate about preserving, protecting and promoting Chickasaw history, culture and heritage sites in the Chickasaw Homeland.  He lives in Tupelo, Mississippi with his wife Cristina, an educator, and their two young children Ethan and Hannah.

2019 Chickasaw Celebrations

This year’s Chickasaw Celebrations will be Wednesday, September, 4, 2019 at the Natchez Trace Visitor Center from 4PM – 8PM and Friday, September, 6 2019 at The Pavilion at First Choice Gateway in Pontotoc, also from 4:00PM – 8:00PM.  We will have various demonstrations showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Chickasaw people.  Both events will feature the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe.  Also, the Chickasaw Nation’s Stan Nelson, will a presentation on Piominko.  In addition to Mr. Nelsons presentation, the Natchez Trace event will also feature CIF Board member, Raymond Doherty.  He will speak on his research on with the Saliichi Colbert House.  For more info, please visit ChickasawCelebration.com.

2018 Chickasaw Celebrations

The Chickasaw Inkana Foundation will be hosting a Chickasaw Celebration at the DeSoto County History Museum and the MS Hills National Heritage Area Alliance on Thursday, September 13, 2018, consisting of cultural demonstrations from the Chickasaw Nation displaying traditional crafts, language, music, dancing, storytelling, cooking, and stickball. We will also host scholarly discussions on Chickasaw history and culture in the Tupelo City Hall Council Chamber. Lastly, working with the Tupelo Public School District, we will develop CEU-qualifying teacher training and curriculum development sessions for 4th-grade classrooms which attend the Celebration.