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MARKING TRIBE'S FIRST MOVIE

Tunica-Biloxi officials mark the tribe’s first film premiere with a photo, taken by Dominique Ellis of the Ehrhardt Group public relations firm. The officials are (from left) Economic Development Committee board member Raymond Bertalotto Jr., Tribe Vice Chairman Marshall Sampson, EDC President Tony Pierite and Paragon Casino public relations agent Darrian Pierite. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

"Wind River" sheds light on overlooked issue of missing women on Native American reservations

Hollywood came to Marksville on Aug. 12 when three noted Native American actors attended the local premiere of the critically acclaimed film Wind River.

SINGING IN TUNICA
Tunica-Biloxi Development & Programming Director John Barbry (far left, with drum) and (far right) Legend Keepers Donna Pierite (white dress) and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora lead a tribal youth choir of (from left, back) Lydia, Sidney and Madison Barbry, all of Marksville (front) and Joseph and Carolina McInturff-Barbre, of Hessmer, in traditional songs in the Tunica language during Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s visit to the tribe’s Tamahka Trails Golf Club on May 10. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser addresses a crowd of political, business and tribal officials about the importance of developing private/public partnerships in state parks and historic sites. Nungesser stopped at the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe's Tamahka Trails Golf Club on May 10 as part of his statewide promotion of National Tourism Week.{Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Lt. Gov. touts new ideas to reopen local parks

Public/private partnerships in state parks is a major untapped resource that offers a promise to reopen Marksville’ s state parks and raise funds for the financially strapped state tourism office,

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