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Marshall Pierite, Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman Pierite attended high school in Avoyelles Parish and then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. His military achievements include boot camp, basic training MCRD in San Diego and Administrative School at Camp Pendleton, where he finished first in his class.

In 1981, Pierite was employed as an administrative clerk at Twenty-nine Palms, California and was then promoted to corporal and administrative chief. In 1983, he was assigned to 1st Marine Brigade as Administrative Chief. In 1985, Pierite was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps and received his second Good Conduct Medal. After his military service, he worked as an office manager for a local concrete finishing company.

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe hired Pierite in 1987 as the Contract Medical Clerk until 1993, when he was promoted to Social Services Director on the reservation. In May of 1993, Pierite was elected to the Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council. He is also the Chairman of the Tribe's Youth Activites Committee. He serves as the Tribe's delegate to the United South and Eastern Tribes' Social Services Committee. contact: or
Marshall Pierite

Joey P. Barbry, Secretary-Treasurer

A native of Avoyelles Parish, Joey Barbry attended Sacred Heart School in Moreauville and is a 1995 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic High School in Plaucheville.  He is currently enrolled at Louisiana State University of Alexandria and upon graduation will earn a degree in Business Administration.

Barbry is the father of one daughter, Annabelle Marie Barbry, and is the son of Tribal Chairman and Mrs. Gail K. Barbry.  He is currently employed as the Director of Hotel Operations at Paragon Casino Resort and has been an employee of the tribally owned enterprise for over ten years.

Barbry has previously served on the Tunica-Biloxi Economic Development Corporation as well as the Constitution Committee.  He is currently the Council Liaison to the Natural Resources Committee.  In the 2006 Tribal Elections, Barbry was successful in his bid to become Secretary-Treasurer. contact:

Joey P. Barbry

Brenda Wambsgans Lintinger, Council Member

Lintinger served her first term as a member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council in 1997. She is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, where she first obtained a Bachelor's degree in English Literature with a minor in History and a concentration in Linguistics. Lintinger also attended the University of Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria. In May of 2004, Lintinger completed studies for an MBA from UNO, this time with a concentration in Finance. Her focus and main area of interests were Investments and Financial Markets and Institutions.

She has served on the tribal POW WOW and Education committees, and she has represented her tribe on the United South and Eastern Tribes' Education as Secretary/Treasurer & Housing Committees. Mrs. Lintinger currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer on the Tunica-Biloxi Economic Development Board and as CFO of the Economic Development Corporation.

Lintinger has also been active in numerous organizations within and outside of her Native American community. She has worked with the Louisiana Office of Indian Affairs in conjunction with the Indian Education Advisory Board. She is currently employed as the Managing Editor of "News From the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana," a publication promoting education, information, and public relations on behalf of the tribe. She also functions as the liaison between the tribal government and JP Morgan/Chase as the Minors' Trust Program Coordinator.

Brenda Lintinger

Earl Barbry, Jr., Council Member

Bio coming soon.



Harold Pierite, Sr.

David Rivas, Jr., Council Member

Councilman Rivas was born in Houston, Texas but relocated to the Northwest Washington, D.C. area. He was educated at Maryland's Bethesda Chevy Chase High School and entered Frostburg State University in Maryland subsequent to his high school graduation. His areas of study were Political Science and Criminal Justice.

Rivas is the father of two sons, David Rivas, III and Dakota Christian. He began his career with the Tribe as an Inspector with the Gaming Commission in 1995. He was later promoted to Investigator and served in that capacity until 1999, at which time he was appointed as the Tribe's Director of Political Affairs. In 1995, Rivas ran for the position of Councilman-At -Large and was successful in his endeavor. He has sought re-election and is beginning his fourth term as a member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council. He also serves as a member of the United South and Eastern Tribe's Economic Development Committee. contact:
David Rivas

Marshall Ray Sampson, Sr.

COUNCILMAN SAMPSON, is a native of Moreauville, LA. Subsequent to his graduation from high school, he entered the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in 1995.

After earning his degree, Marshall was employed by the tribally owned Grand Casino Avoyelles as a member of the Systems Support team. A promotion to Vice-President of Systems soon followed. Sampson currently serves as one of Paragon's three Assistant General Managers.

In 1997, Sampson successfully sought election to the Tribal Council. He continues his service to the tribe as an elected council member. A member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Moreauville, Sampson is also a member of the United South and Eastern Tribes' Natural Resources Committee and has previously served on its Education Committee. Sampson serves on Paragon's Donations Committee. contact:
Marshall Ray Sampson

Upcoming Meetings / Events
August 14, 2010 CERC-Marksville, LA

September 11, 2010 CERC-Marksville, LA

Tribal News .......
Tunica-Biloxi Chairman Honored as 'Louisiana Legend'

Chairman Earl Barbry Sr. of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe was honored as a 2006 Louisiana Legend as the longest term in office in Native Country ... Read More

Council Reviews Trust Programs

Tribal officials met with
legal and financial experts on
February 27th during their regular executive session...

Criminal Activity Policies Developed

In January 2007, the
Tribal Council adopted the
Code of Ordinances for residing
on the reservation and on
tribal lands...

Maintenance Requirement of Reservation

The tribe’s Housing
Authority requires that existing
homeowners or future homeowners for those planning to build on the reservation must maintain the lots where they reside or will reside...

Indian Preference To Be Secured by Tribal Law

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council is nearing completion of a tribal employment rights ordinance. Work on the document began over two years ago, and was postponed periodically from time to time as other issues became the focus of the Council’s attention. ...

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