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Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of La. (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-12-01

Duration: 00:06:06

Subjects: Tunica-Biloxi Tribe | Native Americans | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT | Housing


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Pierite, Marshall Interviewee


This segment from the December 1, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana in Marksville receiving nearly $70 million in grant funding in 2023. She interviews Marshall Pierite, the tribe chairman, who discusses: their grant to refurbish a manufacturing building; their goal of establishing economic sovereignty and better jobs for their community; and their grant to create affordable housing.