The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and Proctor & Gamble Company present the Earth Day Celebration and Tree Planting Ceremony.
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana’s Education Department and Proctor and Gamble sponsored a kite flying activity for Tribal youth and a tree planting ceremony in honor of Earth Day.
The trees were planted by Tunica-Biloxi Youth representatives, Tribal Council members and representatives from Proctor and Gamble. The ceremony included remarks by the Director of the Tunica-Biloxi Education Department, John Barbry, regarding the Tribe’s commitment to honoring Mother Earth and their commitment to bettering the community, in partnership with Proctor and Gamble.
“Because of the commitments from the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and Proctor and Gamble, our neighborhood is a little greener today,” said John Barbry. “The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana is committed to honoring our past and preserving our future. We must take care of the area that has provided for our ancestors for generations and protect it for our future leaders and citizens.”
Ceremony attendees also heard the poem “Remembrance” from Leslie Carmouche, Tunica-Biloxi Education Department Academic Counselor, and remarks from Proctor and Gamble representatives. The newly planted trees will stand as the Tribe’s promise to preserve and protect their ancestral homelands in Marksville, LA while promoting a shared goal of improving green spaces around their Reservation with the help and support of community partnerships.