Mobile Workshops at the 26th Annual American Indigenous Tourism Conference
Monday, October 28, 2024

Mobile Workshop #1: Spring Bayou and Sightseeing Tour
Tour 1:
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (12 spots available)
Tour 2: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (12 spots available)
Cost: $75 per person

Discover the natural wonders of Central Louisiana with Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Citizens on their Spring Bayou Boat and Sightseeing Tour. Cruise through the Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area, renowned for its beauty and abundant wildlife. Encounter alligators, diverse bird species, fish, turtles, and more as you immerse yourself in their unique Louisiana ecosystem while embracing the rich heritage of Cajun culture. Following the tour, attendees will be shuttled to the Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow grounds where you will experience the essence of Louisiana traditional indulging in Cajun country’s finest culinary delights, including the renowned “cochon de lait” (pig roast) and a savory shrimp boil.

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Citizens will also host a stickball clinic and exhibition for those interested. Native American stickball, one of the oldest team sports in North America, holds deep cultural significance for Southeastern Indian Tribes, including the Tunica-Biloxi. Beyond just a game, stickball fosters physical fitness and spiritual connection across all age groups. The clinic will provide an opportunity to learn basic skills, understand the rules, and prioritize safety in the game.

Join our host for an afternoon of camaraderie, cultural exchange, and celebration!

 

Mobile Workshop #2: Tunica-Biloxi Museum Tour
Tour 1:
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (40 spots available)
Tour 2: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (40 spots available)
Cost: $75 per person

Join us on an enriching journey through the “Tunica Treasure” exhibit. Discover a vast collection of Native American European trade items and artifacts deposited as grave goods by the Tunica between 1731 and 1764. Our tour begins at the Tunica-Biloxi Cultural and Educational Resources Center, where you’ll explore a museum exhibit hall, state-of-the-art conservation and restoration laboratory, library, and gift shop. Afterward, venture with us to the Prehistoric Park and Ancient Mounds Site, a significant archaeological site dating back over 2000 years. This 42-acre site, adorned with numerous burials, holds deep cultural significance as it reflects the ancestral home of the Tunica people, cherished and honored by Tribal Citizens for generations. Following the tour, attendees will be shuttled to the Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow grounds to experience the essence of Louisiana traditional indulging in Cajun country’s finest culinary delights, including the renowned “cochon de lait” (pig roast) and a savory shrimp boil.

During the luncheon, the Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Citizens will also host a stickball clinic and exhibition for those interested. Native American stickball, one of the oldest team sports in North America, holds deep cultural significance for Southeastern Indian Tribes, including the Tunica-Biloxi. Beyond just a game, stickball fosters physical fitness and spiritual connection across all age groups. The clinic will provide an opportunity to learn basic skills, understand the rules, and prioritize safety in the game.

Join our host for an afternoon of camaraderie, cultural exchange, and celebration!

*Mobile Workshops are limited to AITC attendees and guests. 

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National Endowment of the Arts

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