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The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana will host its 23rd annual Pow Wow on May 19 and 20 at the Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi reservation in Marksville.
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Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Pow Wow set in Marksville

MARSKVILLE — The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana will host its 23rd annual Pow Wow on May 19 and 20 at the Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi reservation.
An annual festivity in Marksville, the Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow serves as a social gathering for tribal members and is open to the public. Experience the history and traditions of the tribe through a variety of interactive events and live performances all weekend long, the tribe’s news release states.
The Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow affirms the endurance of indigenous culture through vibrant craft displays, music performances, dance presentations and cultural exhibits.
Featured performances and events include the Tunica-Biloxi Singers and Legend Keepers, various Native American Dance Competitions and Drum (Singing) Contests in both Northern and Southern categories. The event will also feature more than 40 food and craft vendors.
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. Parking will be available at the Paragon Casino Resort.
Additionally, the Tribe will hold an Education Day on May 18, ahead of the Pow Wow. The event will take place at the Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Area children and school groups are invited to attend and discover the diverse and vibrant traditions of Native Americans from across the U.S. The event will include dance demonstrations and attendees are invited to join in. The Tribe also encourages those attending to try their hand at using traditional tools and toys as well as learn about basketry, clothing and jewelry of tribes of various regions. The Tunica Biloxi Singers and Legend Keepers will also share tribal folklore, language and songs with participants. Admission is free.
For more information contact Elisabeth Mora at 800-272-9767, ext. 6432, or email emora@tunica.org.

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