Andrew Abdalian, a Ph.D. student in Tulane University’s Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics, is currently employed by the Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture Revitalization Program. He has contributed to the Tunica Language Project since 2016.
John D. Barbry is the Director of Development and Programming for the Tunica-Biloxi Education and Language & Culture Revitalization Program. He has represented the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana regionally and nationally in various capacities including, since 1995, as Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow Committee Chairman.
Kate Pewenofkit Briner is of Kiowa, Comanche, and [Plains] Apache descent. She lives in Florida and is a mother, partner, language worker, writer, musician, Indigenous feminist killjoy, and editor of Speaking Human.
Alaina R. Comeaux is a Métis-Acadian-Creole schoolteacher, living in Bulbancha, who has lived previously in Guatemala.
Jeffery U. Darensbourg, Ph.D., is a Tribal Councilperson and enrolled member of the Atakapa-Ishak Nation of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas. He lives in Bulbancha, and is of First Nations and Louisiana Creole ancestry, with deep roots in Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, Orleans, and Calcasieu Parishes.
Carolyn M. Dunn, Ph.D., is an Indigenous artist whose identity includes Cherokee, Muskogee Creek, Seminole, and Choctaw Freedman descent on her father's side, and Tunica, Choctaw, Biloxi, and French Creole on her mother's.
Pippin Frisbie Calder’s background includes a MFA in printmaking from Tulane University, a BFA with honors in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, a residency in Providence (RI),study of large scale woodcuts abroad in Indonesia, a residency at Big Cypress National Preserve (FL), a residency and teaching position in Haiti, A solo show at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, A large installation and video projection at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids MI, and special showings at a number of galleries, including in New Orleans, Florida, Denver, Providence (RI), and Yogyakarta (Indonesia).
Andrew Jolivétte, Ph.D., is Professor of American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University and the author of five books including Louisiana Creoles: Cultural Recovery and Mixed-Race Native American Identity and Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco’s Two-Spirit Community (Lambda Literary Award Finalist). He currently serves as Executive Director of the San Francisco American Indian Community Cultural Center for the Arts. He is also the former tribal historian for the Atakapa-Ishak Nation and a United Nations Indigenous Peoples’ Representative on HIV and the Law. Dr. Jolivette is a Louisiana Creole of Opelousa/Atakapa-Ishak, French, West African, Spanish, Italian, and Irish Heritage.
Tribal Councilwoman Brenda Wambsgans Lintinger is the Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture Revitalization Program Senior Project Administrator. She established the collaborative working relationship between the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and Tulane University’s Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics in an effort to boost Tunica language revitalization efforts.
Ozone504 is an East Tennessee transplant to Bulbancha of Saponi, Monacan, and Lenni Lenape descent.
Jessi Parfait is a graduate student working on her master’s in anthropology at L.S.U. studying the adaptive capacity of her tribe, The United Houma Nation.
Donna M. Pierite is a Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture Revitalization Program Language and Cultural Lifeways Instructor and has played a role in Tunica language revitalization and Tunica-Biloxi culture preservation initiatives.
Elisabeth Pierite-Mora is a Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture Revitalization Program Language and Cultural Lifeways Instructor who has contributed her interest and knowledge in traditional arts to cultural workshops coordinated by LCRP and projects led by the Tunica Language Project.
Rain Prud’homme-Cranford (Rain C. Goméz), Ph.D., is a “FAT-tastic IndigeNerd” whose Smoked Mullet Cornbread Crawdad Memory (MEP 2012), won the First Book Award in Poetry from Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas. She is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Literatures in the Department of English and Affiliated Faculty in the International Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Calgary.Winter White Hat is an artist, water protector, and proud two-spirit teen living in Bulbancha. She is an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota (the Rosebud Sioux Tribe), and a direct descendant of Lakota leader Hollow Horn Bear.