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UL Lafayette, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana sign new partnership

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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.

Posted: Apr 20, 2021 1:52 PM
Updated: Apr 20, 2021 1:53 PM

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.”

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