Author: Alexia Pierre

The Tunica-Biloxi Language and Culture Revitalization Program Hosts the 3rd Annual Basketry Summit

Posted by Alexia Pierre on November 1, 2018 in News

  See KALB coverage of the Basketry Summit. See more photos from the Summit here. On Saturday, Oct. 27, the Tunica-Biloxi Language and Culture Revitalization Program hosted the 3rd Annual Basketry Summit. Weavers from regional American Indian communities demonstrated southeast basket traditions using long leaf pine needle, river cane and palmetto. The Summit was an

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Heart of Louisiana: Tunica Language

Posted by Alexia Pierre on October 30, 2018 in News

View WVUE coverage about the Tunica language. Also covered by WAFB. NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – It’s been more than a half century since anyone could speak the language of Louisiana’s Tunica-Biloxi tribe. But thanks to the notes and recordings of early linguists, the tribal leaders are now teaching their language in hopes of bringing it

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Rudy Wambsgans III Receives Recognition for Outstanding Leaders and Advocates of the Tribal Government Gaming Industry

Posted by Alexia Pierre on October 12, 2018 in News

On Tuesday, October 9, the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) hosted a tribal leader’s reception at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The theme of the reception was honoring the outstanding leaders and advocates of the tribal government gaming industry. Among those being honored was Commissioner Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe

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The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Welcomes New Linguist to Language and Culture Revitalization Program Staff

Posted by Alexia Pierre on September 20, 2018 in News

MARKSVILLE, LA. –  (Sept. 18, 2018) – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has announced Tyler Whitaker as the new linguist for the Tribe’s Language and Culture Revitalization Program (LCRP). “As our linguist, Tyler will play a critical role in keeping the language alive and preserving our culture,” said John Barbry, director of development and programing

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Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Receives $748,200 Grant to Assist with Revitalization of Tunica Language

Posted by Alexia Pierre on September 17, 2018 in News

Funds from the Administration for Native Americans will enable increased training and fluency. MARKSVILLE, La. –  (Aug 13, 2018) – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council recently announced that the Tribe has been awarded a $748,200 grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA). These funds will be dispensed over a three-year period and will support the

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Paragon Casino Resort Donates $50,000 to Avoyelles Parish Police Jury on Behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana

Posted by Alexia Pierre on September 17, 2018 in News

MARKSVILLE, LA. – On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Paragon Casino Resort will present a donation of $50,000 to the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. The presentation will take place at Avoyelles Parish Courthouse at 6 p.m. Funds from the donation will be used to support the Police Jury’s efforts

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Tunica-Biloxi tribe receives grant for language preservation

Posted by Alexia Pierre on September 14, 2018 in News

View KALB coverage of the grant for language preservation. MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB) – The sounds of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe have been preserved for hundreds of years and are now slipping through the cracks with each generation. The Marksville-based Native American tribe has spent decades creating and providing resources and programs to help keep their language and

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Paragon Casino Resort Donates $50,000 Check to Avoyelles Parish School Board on Behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana

Posted by Alexia Pierre on September 12, 2018 in News

Funds will be used to assist in summer reading program to reduce summer learning loss MARKSVILLE, LA. –  (Sept. 4, 2018) – On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Paragon Casino Resort will present a donation of $50,000 to the Avoyelles Parish School Board, on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. The presentation will take place at

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