Gabby Jimenez, LSU Manship News Service

Gabby Jimenez, LSU Manship News Service

The exterior of the University of Louisiana Monroe library, a multi-story building with a clock tower at its entrance.

State officials ponder decline in TOPS scholarship participation

By: - April 13, 2023

State officials are trying to figure out how to remedy a decline in TOPS scholarship participation throughout the state. The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, known as TOPS, is a merit-based scholarship funded by the state. The program offers scholarships to Louisiana residents attending public colleges, universities or vocational schools in the state. Kim Hunter […]

Albert Naquin, traditional chief of the Jean Charles Choctaw Nation.

Louisiana tribal task force can’t agree on recognition rules

By: - March 1, 2023

The Task Force on State Recognition of Indian Tribes met Wednesday for the last time without establishing any set criteria for recognizing tribes in Louisiana. House Bill 660 established the Native American Commission in 2018 to promote Native American culture and identify needs facing that community. One member from each of the 15 tribes already […]