Pow Wow Education Day

The Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow Committee will host a program on Native American culture at Paragon Casino Resort at the Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Sr Pow Wow Grounds​ in Marksville, Louisiana, May 17, 2024 from 9 am-1 pm. The program is FREE and open to the public.

The presentation will cover various components of an inter-tribal pow wow highlighting the historical, social, religious, and symbolic significance of its activities. Adult and youth dancers will demonstrate the Round Dance along with various other dance styles seen at pow wows throughout America. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in the Round Dance, Two-step, and many other inter-tribal dances.

The Ottertrail Singers from Apache, Oklahoma, will accompany dance exhibitions in northern and southern styles during the program. The program will also include a presentation of songs and stories by the Tunica-Biloxi Singers and Legend Keepers. Additionally, there will be an interactive presentation of Native American tools and toys set in a traditional home site.

This outreach program is a rare and valuable opportunity for students to learn firsthand about Indian cultures from native people. The Native American presenters will be displaying and selling handmade arts and crafts at the conclusion of the program.

Please make your reservations in advance. There will be (two) 2 programs approximately 45 minutes in length scheduled for 9:00AM and 11:00AM on Friday, May 17, 2024.

For reservations contact Elisabeth Mora at (318) 240-6432 or emora@tunica.org.

Groups interested in scheduling a tour of the Tunica-Biloxi Museum at the Tunica-Biloxi Cultural & Educational Resources Center may contact Melissa Barbin at (800) 272-9767, ext. 6421, or mbarbin@tunica.org.