May 16-17, 2015 at the Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center
at Paragon Casino Resort on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation, Marksville, Louisiana
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The Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow Committee will present a series of free programs on
Native American culture for school children from Avoyelles, Rapides, and
surrounding parishes. The programs will be held at the Mari Showroom at Paragon
Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana, May 15, 2015.

The presentation will cover various components of an inter-tribal pow wow
highlighting the historical, social, religious, and symbolic significance of its
activities.  Adult and children native dancers will demonstrate the Round Dance
along with various other dance styles seen at pow wows throughout America.
Students will be encouraged to participate in the Round Dance, Two-step, and
other inter-tribal dances.  

The Ottertrail singers from Apache, Oklahoma, will accompany dance exhibitions
in northern and southern styles during the program. The program will also include
a presentation of songs and stories by the Tunica-Biloxi Singers and Legend
Keepers.  There will also be an interactive presentation of Native American tools
and toys set in a traditional home site.  

This outreach program is a rare and valuable opportunity for students to learn
firsthand about Indian cultures from native people. The Native American
presenters will be displaying and selling handmade arts and crafts at the
conclusion of the programs.

There is limited amount of space for each program, so please make your
reservations early.  The program is approximately 90 minutes in length and will
begin at 10:00AM on Friday, May 15, 2015.

For reservations contact Sharon Reed at (800)946-1946, Ext. 1923

Groups interested in scheduling a tour of the Tunica-Biloxi museum at the
Tunica-Biloxi Cultural & Educational Resources Center may call (318) 253-9767.