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TUNICA-BILOXI POW WOW FACT SHEET
DATE & TIMES: May 17, 18, & 19, 2013
Friday 5pm-10pm ~ Saturday 10am-10pm ~ Sunday 10am-4pm
LOCATION: Chief Joseph “Alcide” Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation,
HWY 1 at Marksville, LA, 71351.
PARKING: Available near the Pow Wow grounds and at Paragon Casino Resort.
Lodging\Camping: Paragon Casino Resort hotel offers a Pow Wow rate. Tent camping is available
near the Chief Joseph “Alcide” Pierite Pow Wow Grounds.
ADMISSION: General Admission - $5; Children (5 yrs & Younger) - $3;
Registered DRUMS & DANCERS (in regalia) and Paragon associates with badges WILL BE
Special Guest Performers
Robby Romero - http://eaglethunder.com/artists/robby-romero
Hawk Henries, (Nipmuc Flutist) - http://www.hawkhenries.com
Tunica-Biloxi Singers & Legend Keepers
Native American Dance Competition (Up to $35,000 in prizes): Golden Age (Age 50 & Up; NEW
4 categories ~ Men & Women’s Northern and Southern), Adult (Ages 18-49; Men & Women
categories), Junior (Ages 11-17; Boy & Girl categories), Chicken Dance category - Adult (Age
18+). Children (10yrs. & under receive day money on Sat & Sun.). Any one category with less than
five (5) dancers will be combined. Entry fee is $5 for dance competition participants.
Committee Special Dance Contest: Friday, May 17, 8:30PM. Three categories will be selected
randomly after Friday Grand Entry ~ $1,000 take-all prize for each category. Participants must
register and dance in Grand Entry on Friday at 7:30PM.
Drum (Singing) Contest (up to $12,000 in prizes):
Three Places in both the Northern & Southern categories; 1st Place $3,000; 2nd Place $2,000; 3rd
Place $1,000. Host drums are not eligible.
*Competition Points start at 1PM Saturday.
GRAND ENTRIES REGISTRATION (Dance & Drum)
Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 ~ 5p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 1:00 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 ~ 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 12 noon
Pow Wow ends @ 4:00p.m.
The Pow Wow features over 40 food and craft vendors. (Contact Sharon @ ext. 2523 or e-mail at
For further information please call 800-946-1946, ext. 2016 or see www.tunicapowwow.org
TUNICA-BILOXI POW WOW SCHOOL PROJECT
The Pow Wow Committee presents programs on Native American culture for area students
on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation, May 15-16, 2013. This is a rare and valuable opportunity
for students to learn firsthand about Indian cultures from native people. Call Jackie
Lemoine for reservations and more information at (800) 946-1946, extension 2016.
For more information about the Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow or other upcoming events at Paragon
Casino Resort, please visit www.tunicapowwow.org or call 1-800-946-1946.
About the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe is a federally recognized tribe with a reservation within the boundaries of
Louisiana. The tribe owns and operates the Paragon Casino Resort, the largest employer in Central
Louisiana. Earl J. Barbry, Sr. was elected Tribal Chairman in 1978 and was appointed as Tribal
Administrator the same year. He has implemented many positive changes within the tribe and the
The tribe also runs the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Political Action Committee (TBIPAC) that helps state
and national legislators understand the importance of the tribe and the role it can play in the economic
well-being of the state and its citizens.
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe has donated over $3,000,000 since 1994 to various non-profit organizations
on the local, regional and national level. In addition to monetary contributions, Paragon Casino Resort
employees have also volunteered their time and talents to local community organizations.
For more information on the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe visit www.tunicabiloxi.org and more information on
the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Political Action Committee www.tbipac.org.
Area Hotel, Motel, & RV Accommodations
Paragon Casino Resort Hotel (800) 946-1946
Ranch House Motel (318) 253-9507
Deluxe Inn (318) 253-7595
Terrace Inn Motel (318) 253-6528
Paragon Casino RV Resort (800) 946-1946
Casino Golf Cabins (318) 253-0175
La Maison Rose B & B (318) 253-8422
All-Star Inn (318) 346-8113
Bailey Hotel (318) 346-7111
Alexandria (Approximately 35 miles from Marksville)
La Quinta (800) 531-5900
Best Western (800) 528-1234
Days Inn (318) 443-7331
Holiday Inn Convention Ctr. (318) 442-9000
Holiday Inn MacArthur (800) 787-8336
Motel 6 (318) 445-2336
Ramada Inn & Conv. Ctr. (318) 443-2561
Rodeway Inn Motel (318) 448-1611
Travel Lodge (800) 578-7878