On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana hosted its 24th Annual Pow Wow at the Paragon Casino Resort. Local schools and the public were invited to experience the history and traditions of the Tribe through a variety of interactive events and an assortment of live performances throughout the weekend. The Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow supported the efforts of indigenous culture through vibrant craft displays, music performances, dance presentations and cultural exhibits.
Featured performances and events included the Tunica-Biloxi Singers and Legend Keepers, various Native American dance competitions and drum (singing) contests in both Northern and Southern categories. The event also featured over 40 food and craft vendors.
In addition to the Pow Wow, the Tribe also hosted an Education Day on Friday, May 17th at the Paragon Casino Resort to teach area children and school groups about the diverse and vibrant traditions of Native Americans ahead of the Pow Wow. The event included Pow Wow dance demonstrations, singing and craft demonstrations.