LCRP to Host 6th Annual Intertribal Basketry Summit

Saturday, October 29, 2022 ∞ 9am-4pm
Paragon Ballroom, Paragon Casino Resort
711 Paragon Place, Marksville, Louisiana, 71351

The Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture Revitalization Program extends an open invitation to basket weavers for a day of weaving. Weavers from regional Native American communities will be demonstrating southeast basket traditions using long leaf pine needle, river cane, and palmetto.

The Summit will be an informal forum allowing weavers to talk about their own technique and elements of their culture represented in the craft. Beginners and observers are encouraged to attend.

The Summit is open to the public. Registration fee is $25. Lunch will be served. Space is limited. Participants must register in advance by contacting Julia Barry at jbarry@tunica.org or (318) 240-6431.

Tunica-Biloxi to Participate in Tulane Gulf South Indigenous Studies Symposium

The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University (NOCGS) is hosting the 4th Annual Tulane Gulf South Indigenous Studies Symposium at their uptown campus on March 18 and 19.

This event brings together scholars, artists, and practitioners from thirteen regional Tribes and several universities and organizations to address the myriad ways Indigenous culture is expressed, practiced, and endangered, through topics such as Indigenous sports, foodways, and storytelling.

For more information, visit https://indigenoussymposium.tulane.edu/.

Upcoming Virtual Language Classes

Upcoming Virtual Language Classes: (Classes are via Zoom) 

April 1 – 29  and May 3 – 6 

For continuing and interested students

Contact Jessica Barbry – 318-240-6469 – jabarbary@tunica.org

For a downloadable language class flyer, click here

TBED Kick-Off Workshop: Education & Student Leadership

Education and Student Leadership: Choices, Challenges, Changes Workshop Agenda (1 hour)

Opening (5 mins)

TBED Overview (10 mins)

Workshop (45 mins)

  • Introduction
  • Brain Train Activity
  • Topic Instruction or Activity
  • Discussion and Application
  • Session Evaluation
  • Conclusion

Materials Needed

  • Markers
  • Paper
  • Pens / Pencils

Workshops Details:

Kick-Off Workshop 1

Saturday, April 24th

Grades 7 – 12

Time: 10 a.m. CST

Zoom Link: Click to Join

Kick-Off Workshop 2

Saturday, April 24th

Grades 3 – 6

Time: 11:15 a.m. CST

Zoom Link: Click to Join

Kick-Off Workshop 3

Saturday, April 24th

Grades K – 2

Time: 12:45 p.m. CST

Zoom Link: Click to Join

For an event flyer, click here.

Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow 2021 Postponed

Out of an abundance of caution, the Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow Committee has decided to postpone our 25th Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow until May 21-22, 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pow Wow is an opportunity for our Tribe as well as other Native Americans to come together as a community and celebrate our heritage, and out of concern for the health and well being of our members we believe it is best to reschedule for a time when we feel it is safe to reconvene as a tribe of many.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to gathering with you next year!

Tunica-Biloxi Education Program Hosts Two Upcoming Events


Dancing with the Ava-Tars

About: Dr. George Williams will conduct a series of STE(A)M sessions to familiarize participants with the technology and skills necessary for motion and movement in Deep HoriXon (Virtual 3D environment). Explore various career opportunities in the field of Information Technology and Computer Science. Discover the basics of programming and apply these concepts to creating an algorithm for a dance performance. Learn how to use mathematical x, y, z coordinates to build a trophy for the dance performance in the virtual 3D world. Participate as a team to plan and present a dance performance.

Session dates:

Thursday,  November 5th  6:00pm – Orientation
Saturday, November 7th  10:00am – Deep HoriXon
Thursday, December 10th 6:00pm –  Project Trouble Shooting
Saturday, November 14th 10:00am – Deep HoriXon
Saturday, December 7th 10:00am – Deep HoriXon
Saturday, December 12th 10:00am – Deep HoriXon (Dance Off Competition and Trophy)

Sign up today here.


Painting on the Geaux

A series of virtual painting sessions to promote project-based learning and family-building opportunities in which students gain an introduction to the fine arts pathway.  Art supplies will be provided.  Join in for this fun and creative activity…

Session dates:

Saturday, November 21, 2020  10:00am – 11:00am
Saturday, December 19, 2020 10:00am – 11:00am
Saturday, January 9, 2020 10:00am – 11:00am

Sign up today here.

Register for LCRP Virtual Language Class

LCRP is accepting applications for virtual language classes for all ages through Thursday, Oct. 29. Class time will be set based off of interest and availability. These classes are a fun way to learn the Tunica language!

If you are interested, we ask that you download and fill out a registration form below and return it to Jessica Barbry.

For questions, please contact Jessica Barbry for more information at 318-240-6469 or email jabarbry@tunica.org.

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s Seventh Generation Youth Council is pleased to present Virtual Youth Camp

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s Seventh Generation Youth Council is pleased to present Virtual Youth Camp! The camp will take place on July 27-31 and will immerse Tunica-Biloxi children, ages 5-17, in all aspects of our culture through a series of virtual workshops. Workshops will cover topics such as traditional Tunica-Biloxi dress, language revitalization, traditional song and dance, tribal history, pow wow importance and more!

There will be approximately 3-4 workshops per day, each 20 minutes, which will run from 12-4 p.m. Registration closes on June 29. For more information on the camp and to register, visit the Facebook Event Page

To Register right now please fill out this form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Annual New Orleans Center for the Gulf South Indigenous Symposium

For the third year, Tulane University will host the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South Indigenous Symposium. This year’s symposium is titled “Being Native Today: Indigenous Identities in the Gulf South” and will be held on March 20, 2020 at 8:30 am – 5:30 pm in the Kendall Cram Lecture Hall in the Lavin-Bernick Center on Tulane University’s Uptown Campus.

Through dialogues with different members of Tribal Nations, this symposium seeks to address the dynamic components of Indian identity and open a conversation about the variety of ways in which diverse Native peoples understand what it means to be Indigenous today.

For more information on the event visit: indigenoussymposium.tulane.edu