Earlier this year, tribal leaders began having discussions with Terrebonne Parish School Board about its plans for the now unoccupied Daigleville School located at 8245 Main Street, Houma, Louisiana. The school, one of several located throughout tribal communities, first opened its doors in 1962 and was the first Indian School prior to the Civil Rights act of 1965 that allowed UHN tribal citizens to graduate from high school. The Daigleville School has been vacant for the last 10 years.
The UHN and the TPSB will formally exchange the key on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:30pm. The building, in need of repair, has been a sentimental sight for many tribal elders who attended. The UHN has entered into a lease agreement with the School Board to utilize the building and property for cultural purposes.
Although there is much work to be done before the building will be ready to be occupied, the UHN is very excited and pleased to bring life and memories back into this building. I would like to encourage all tribal members who attended the school to be present for the key exchange tomorrow.
Thomas Dardar, Jr.