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Tunica-Biloxis dump Weinstein in Wind River Oscar campaign

It’s first movie, Wind River, is a serious Oscar contender, but has become tarnished by a Hollywood sex scandal. The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s second movie, LBJ, was released to theaters Nov. 3 and has been receiving praise from show biz observers since it finished production a year ago.

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10/27/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe keeps tradition alive at basketry summit
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe was keeping tradition alive this weekend. The Language and Culture Revitalization Program held its annual Intertribal Basketry...

10/25/2018

article Tribe signs five year agreement with management company
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has announced that it has formalized an agreement with a subsidiary of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE),...

10/14/2018

article Heart of Louisiana: Tunica Language
(Louisiana) -- It’s been more than a half century since anyone could speak the language of Louisiana’s Tunica-Biloxi tribe. But thanks to the notes and...

9/18/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana welcomes new linguist to Language and Culture Revitalization Program staff
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has announced Tyler Whitaker as the new linguist for the Tribe’s Language and Culture Revitalization Program (...

9/4/2018

article Paragon Casino Resort donates $50,000 to Avoyelles Parish School Board on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
(Louisiana) -- On Tuesday, Paragon Casino Resort will present a donation of $50,000 to the Avoyelles Parish School Board, on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of...

9/3/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, Paragon Casino donate $150K to parish entities
(Louisiana) -- Three parishwide public entities have received a donation from the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe and its Paragon Casino Resort to aid in services to the...

8/27/2018

article Officials in Avoyelles push to update Courthouse, Tunica-Biloxi helps out
(Louisiana) -- The Avoyelles Parish Courthouse opened its doors in 1927. "It was built at that time to serve our community and meet the needs of Avoyelles Parish in...

8/24/2018

article Paragon donates $50,000 to Avoyelles Parish Justice Center
(Louisiana) -- On Monday, Aug. 27, Paragon Casino Resort will present a donation of $50,000 to the Avoyelles Parish Justice Center, on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe...

8/21/2018

press release Paragon Casino Resort makes $150,000 in donations to Avoyelles Parish Agencies
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council recently announced that Paragon Casino Resort has funded requests from Avoyelles Parish public entities totaling $150,000...

8/20/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe receives grant to restore its language
(Louisiana) -- A three-year grant totaling $748,200 will help the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s efforts to restore its traditional language. The Administration for Native...

8/13/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana receives grant to assist with revitalization of Tunica language
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council has announced that the Tribe has been awarded a $748,200 grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA). The...

8/1/2018

article Paragon employees' minimum wage raised 17 percent
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council is raising its minimum wage for employees from $7.25 to $8.50, according to an announcement. The 17-percent raise takes...
article Tunica-Biloxi tribe raising minimum wage at Paragon Casino
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Council says it's raising the minimum wage at Paragon Casino and its other enterprises by 17 percent. The raise effects all non-tip...

7/23/2018

article Jody Madigan named as general manager of Paragon Casino
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has announced the appointment of Jody Madigan as General Manager of Paragon Casino Resort. Madigan comes to Paragon...

5/19/2018

article Pow Wow weekend in Marksville teaches old Native American traditions
(Louisiana) -- Culture and fellowship brought Native Americans from across the country together this weekend at the Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow. The gathering is held annually...

5/1/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Pow Wow set in Marksville
(Louisiana) -- 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-...

4/15/2018

article Paragon Casino employees not liable for actions of intoxicated driver
(Louisiana) -- Three casino employees cannot be sued for allegedly allowing an intoxicated customer to leave the premises in his car, only to later crash and cause the...

4/14/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s third movie set for summer release
(Hollywood) -- Acacia Filmed Entertainment’s third movie, "Shock and Awe," is expected to hit the theaters in July. The company, owned jointly by the...

4/5/2018

article 3rd Circuit removes casino employees from lawsuit
(Louisiana) -- Under Louisiana law, three Paragon Casino employees cannot be sued for allegedly over-serving a customer and allowing him to leave the premises in an...

4/3/2018

article Marshall Pierite elected Tunica-Biloxi chairman
(Louisiana) -- Tunica-Biloxi Tribe members have elected Marshall Pierite as Tribal Council chairman -- the modern equivalent of the traditional position of chief....

3/28/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe casino workers prevail in wrongful death case
(Louisiana) -- Three employees of the casino owned by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe have prevailed in a long-running wrongful death case that was impacted by a landmark U.S....
article Tribal Law Scholars Urge Justices To Preserve Tort Immunity [sub req]
(Alabama) -- Indian legal experts and a coalition of tribes have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by Alabama's top court to allow a drunk driving-...

2/24/2018

article "The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe: Its Culture and People" by John D. Barbry, Donna M. Pierite and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi of Louisiana, along with its Language and Culture Revitalization Program, has released a second edition of their book, “The Tunica...

2/2/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi tribe to host 3rd annual Stickball Clinic and Exhibition
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture Revitalization Program (LCRP) will host its 3rd Annual Stickball Clinic & Exhibition for boys and girls ages...

1/18/2018

article Tunica Biloxi tribal chairman pleads guilty to illegally taking more than $83,000 from tribe
(Louisiana) -- United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally taking more...
article Tunica-Biloxi chairman pleads guilty to theft charge
(Louisiana) -- The chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing more than $83,000 from it. A release from U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van...

1/12/2018

article Paragon Casino to host local authors' book signing event Saturday
(Louisiana) -- Paragon Casino Resort is hosting a book-signing event from 3-6 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 13) featuring local authors. Event guests can work toward reaching...

12/2/2017

article Tunica-Biloxis dump Weinstein in Wind River Oscar campaign
(Hollywood) -- It’s first movie, Wind River, is a serious Oscar contender, but has become tarnished by a Hollywood sex scandal. The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s...
article Elizabeth Olsen On A 'Wind River' Oscar Campaign Without Weinstein
(Hollywood) -- The campaign season has begun for Hollywood awards. Wind River is a widely-praised film that hinges on a murder mystery, but it's also a pointed and...

11/29/2017

article Event promoters claim tribal police chief demanded money to keep event open
(Louisiana) -- Step-N-Strut Trail Ride promoters claim Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Police Chief Harold Pierite Sr. and others demanded payoffs to ensure the three-day trail...

10/25/2017

article Weinstein Name Stripped From ‘Wind River’; Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Financiers To Pay For Oscar Campaign
(Hollywood) -- The Taylor Sheridan-directed Wind River has severed the connection between the film and the scandal-scarred Harvey Weinstein and his former The Weinstein...

10/13/2017

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe observes 36th anniversary of federal recognition
(Mississippi) -- It was 36 years ago when a people, whose ancestors greeted Europeans to this area, served as allies in their wars and lived side-by-side with French,...

9/29/2017

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Commemorates 36th anniversary of Federal Acknowledgement
(Louisiana) -- Leaders and citizens of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana gathered to hold a flag raising ceremony for the commemoration of the tribe’s 36th...

6/2/2017

article Tunica casinos seek aspiring dealers at career fair
(Tennessee) -- A couple Tunica casinos seek both aspiring and veteran table game dealers at an upcoming career fair. Caesars Entertainment will host the career fair...

5/27/2017

article Barbry pleads not guilty to federal embezzlement charge
(Louisiana) -- Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he embezzled more than $1,000 from a tribe-owned organization. His...

5/23/2017

article Joey Barbry pleads not guilty to theft charges of over $1000 from tribal organization
(Louisiana) -- Joey Barbry has pleaded not guilty in federal court to the charge of theft of more than $1,000 from a tribal organization. Barbry is accused of stealing...

5/17/2017

article Joey Barbry indicted for embezzlement; to appear in federal court May 23
(Louisiana) -- Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alexandria on May 11 on charges of embezzlement from a tribal...

5/15/2017

article May 23 appearance set for indicted former Tunica chairman
(Louisiana) -- Former Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Chairman Joey P. Barbry will make his initial appearance in federal court on May 23 after being indicted last week on a theft...
article Tunica-Biloxi chairman indicted by federal grand jury on embezzlement charges
(Louisiana) -- Avoyelles Today reports that Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 11 on charges of embezzlement from a...

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