June 16th – Chieftaincy Title Nomination Recognition Ceremony


Chieftaincy Title Nomination Recognition Ceremony

This segment educates those nominated and/or interested in receiving a chieftaincy title on the role of a chief as elders and a role model in the community he or she is called upon to represent. They learn of their expected duties as ambassadors of a community, where they are educated on the philosophies, principles, and practices of that community and of how their role supports the community’s traditional ruler in the management of the land as well as act as gatekeepers of enduring and noble customs. Following this year’s event, this segment of the festival will be an actual ceremony, where the traditional ruler who accepts the nomination is present to present the certificate. This certificate authorizes he or she to prepare and travel to the community for the chieftaincy installation.