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Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow

May 17 - May 19

Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow

Location:  Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation at Marksville, LA, 71351. (Outdoors)

Times: May 18 & 19 2024 – Saturday 10 am-10 pm & Sunday 10 am-4 pm


Details:  Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana will host its 26th Annual Pow Wow on May 18 and 19, 2024, following a successful grand return in 2023 after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the celebration in previous years. An assortment of interactive events and live performances throughout the weekend aim to highlight the history and traditions of the Tribe. Not only does this historic, cultural event celebrate the traditions of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, but neighboring tribes from across the region, who are invited to share their own culture and heritage alongside Tunica-Biloxi citizens.

Featured performances and events include The Grayhawk Band, the Tunica-Biloxi Singers and Legend Keepers along with Native American dance and drum (singing) contests. Dancers can pre-register by Wednesday, May 15, 2024 by filling our the pre-registration form here. The Pow Wow features over 35 food and craft vendors. Vendors can contact Paulette Voiselle (pvoiselle@tunica.org) or Emelie Barbry (emelie.barbry@tunica.org) for more information.

Education Day on Friday, May 17

Additionally, the Tribe will hold a free Education Day on Friday, May 17, ahead of the Pow Wow. The event is a free day of programming dedicated to educating students of all ages on Native American culture. Highlights the historical, social and symbolic significance of inter-tribal Pow Wows. There will be two (2) programs, approximately 75 minutes in length, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2024. The Ottertrail Singers from Apache, Oklahoma, will accompany dance exhibitions during the programs. For more information, contact Elisabeth Pierite-Mora at (319) 240-6432. School groups may want to include a visit to the Tunica-Biloxi Museum as part of their outing. Call Melissa Barbin for museum group reservations at (800) 272-9767, ext. 5457.

General Admission for the 2024 Pow Wow is $8.00 for adults and children over five years of age and $5.00 for children under the age of five. Registered drum and dancers will be admitted with assigned numbers.

For more information on the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, visit https://www.tunicabiloxi.org/.


May 17
May 19