Tunica-Biloxi Tribe aims to expand knowledge of language, culture with kids' programs
Today on Louisiana Considered, we learn how the Tunica-Biloxi tribe of Louisiana is expanding knowledge of tribal language and culture through educational programs. Then, we learn about plans for rapid bus transit in New Orleans.
In 2010, The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana established the Language and Culture Revitalization Program, or LCRP, in order to expand knowledge of the Native American language and offer more cultural education. Over the years, the LCRP has hosted multiple educational events, including storytelling programs for kids, like the one coming up this Saturday, May 7.
For more on growing the knowledge of Tunica-Biloxi language and culture, we spoke to John Barbry, director of Development and Programming for the LCRP.
Along with the streetcar, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, or RTA, runs 30 bus lines across the city. Now, the RTA has plans to provide rapid bus transit to better connect neighborhoods. And in order to do so, they’ve launched a survey to determine best route options, which closes Friday, May 6.
WWNO’s Carly Berlin spoke with the senior director of Strategic and Long Range Planning for the RTA, Dwight Norton, to learn more.
Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Karl Lengel. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubrey Procell, and Thomas Walsh.
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