LAFAYETTE, La. (KADN) – The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana formalized a new partnership Tuesday afternoon.
According to UL Lafayette, the partnership will both advance the Tribe and school’s missions of improving the state and provide resources for the Tribe’s 1,300 citizens.
A number of collaborations are expected from the partnership. They will focus on:
• Traditional and renewable energy sources
• Economic, workforce and community development
• Public, mental and behavioral health and other life sciences
• Information technology.
The goal is to create an “environment of mutual support that advances economic development for the Tribe through the University’s applied research and workforce development programs.”