The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana will host its 22nd annual Pow Wow Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, in the Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center at Paragon Casino Resort (711 Paragon Place, Marksville, La. 71351). Hosted each year in Marksville, Louisiana, the Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow serves as social gathering for Tunica-Biloxi tribal members and non-members to experience the history and traditions of the tribe. The Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow affirms the endurance of indigenous culture through vibrant craft displays, music performances, dance presentations and cultural exhibits.
DATE: Saturday 10am-10pm ~ Sunday 10am-4pm
LOCATION: Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center at Paragon Casino Resort, 711 Paragon Place,
Marksville, LA, 71351.
LODGING: Paragon Casino Resort hotel and RV campground offers a Pow Wow rate.
ADMISSION: General Admission – $5; Children (5 yrs & Younger) – $3; Registered Drum (singers)
and Dancers with numbered credentials will be admitted free.
FEATURED PERFORMANCE: Tunica-Biloxi Singers & Legend Keepers
NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE COMPETITION: (13 categories): Golden Age (Age 50 & Up; 4
categories ~ Men & Women’s Northern and Southern), Adult (Ages 18-49; Men & Women
categories), Junior (Ages 11-17; Boy & Girl categories), Chicken Dance category – Adult (Age 18+).
Tiny -Tots (10yrs. & under on Sat & Sun.). Entry fee is $5 for dance competition participants.
DRUM (SINGING) CONTEST:
Northern and Southern categories.
Tickets for the Pow Wow will be available for purchase on-site and include $5 for general admission and $3 for children 5 years old and under. Pow Wow registered drum singers and dancers in regalia with numbered credentials will receive free admission. The event will include a $5 entry fee for dance competition participants. Parking will be available at the Paragon Casino Resort; rates for RV camping and lodging will be provided upon request.
For lodging or general information call 800-946-1946 or visit tunicapowwow.org.