May 16-17, 2015 at the Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center
at Paragon Casino Resort on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation, Marksville, Louisiana
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Fact Sheet
Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center
Paragon Casino Resort
Marksville, Louisiana
May 16 – 17, 2015

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 16                
10:30am                Tunica-Biloxi Singers & Legend Keepers (Storytelling & Songs)
12:00pm                Gourd Dancing
1 - 4pm                Grand Entry; Social Dancing
Dance & Drum Competition
7:00pm                Grand Entry, Social Dancing, & Competition  
Sunday, May 17                
10:30am                Tunica-Biloxi Singers & Legend Keepers (Storytelling & Songs)
11:00am                Gourd Dancing
12:00pm                Grand Entry; Social Dancing; Competition Finals
4:00pm                Dance & Drum Contest Awards
Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow Committee
John Barbry, Chairman        
Debbie Johnson                Kayla Johnson                Connie Normand          
Raymond Bertalotto         Robbie Johnson                Brenda Lintinger  
Katie Quebedeaux            Erin Chapman                  Robert Johnson                
Elisabeth Mora                Sharon Reed                        

The Pow Wow Committee would like to thank Chairman Joey P. Barbry, the Tunica-
Biloxi Council and tribal members, Aimee Barbry, Richella Malveaux,  Marie Warren,
Brette Wiley, Penny St. Romain, Mark Jeffers, Wilson Desoto & Mari Staff, Harold Pierite,
Sr. & the Tunica-Biloxi Police Department, the Associates of Paragon Casino Resort, Pepsi-
Cola and all our sponsors for the help and support in putting on this event.

Tikahch (Thank You) to our generous Partners!

Sun ((Tách’i)                                         Eagle (Híchut’Ɛ)
Paragon Casino Resort                              Pepsi America

Hawk (Súsuwi)                                         Dove (Shími)
CLECO                                                  Mello Joy Coffee
Cottonport Bank                                        Merill Lynch
GIPKO                                                Swampland Dirt Services                
                                                             Union  Bank
                                                             Yessio, LLC
                                                              Willis of MN
                                                            First Class Tours                        

Friend (Éti)
BDO USA                                        La Capitol FCU
City of Marksville                           Metasource
Dr. Robert Palmer                          Modern Gaming
Frank Sanchez, O. D.                      National Meat & Provision Company
The Geary Company Advertising      Nellie Wilson
Guidry’s Catfish                             Ratcliff Construction
J Bernard Processing Inc.                Sportech
Leger Financial Service                   Univers Workplace Solutions
WTS International

2015 Head Staff

Head Lady
Alva Fiddler
Apache, OK

Head Man Dancer
Harold Rogers
Grand Prairie, TX

Arena Director
Dale Roberts
Atwood, OK

Head Dance Judge
Randy Frazier
Oklahoma City, OK

Head Drum Judge
Bert Polchies
Waite, ME

Head Gourd Dancer
Richard Attocknie
Carnegie, OK

Northern Host Drum
Young Bear Singers
Mandaree, ND

Southern Host Drum
Otter Trail Singers
Apache, OK 

Tim Tall Chief
Jones, OK

Herbert Chickdog Johnson
Livingston, TX

Dance Competition
Cash Prizes – 3 Places in 13 categories
Including Chicken Dance and Northern & Southern in Men & Women’s Golden Age

Drum (Singing) Competition
Cash Prizes - 2 Places in Northern & Southern Categories

General Admission - $5; Children (5 yrs. & younger) - $3
Registered Drum (singers) and Dancers (in regalia) with numbered credentials - Free

For lodging or general information, call 1-800-946-1946 or visit
Vendors must apply in advance. Contact Sharon at extension XXXX or email