Chris “Ding Ding” Blackburn

Atmore, AL

Led by Chris “Ding Ding” Blackburn, the Poarch Creek Pow Wow Club is made up of a Youth Pow Club and and Adult Pow Wow Club. Each Year, tribal members gather on this original Creek tribal land near Atmore, AL for the annual Poarch Creek Indian Thanksgiving Pow Wow. Performances of ancestral dancers in authentic dress are at the core of the festival. In addition to performing at this annual Pow Wow and the Southeastern Indian Festival in Atmore, the Pow Wow Club travels extensively throughout the Southeast and other U.S. destinations to perform at other festivals and events. They also do a large number of educational programs for schools, sharing the culture of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians with students and teachers across the state.