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Tulane project to aid United Houma Nation

October 27, 2019 GMT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A $2.1 million research project at Tulane University is aimed at helping members of an American Indian tribe in Louisiana cope with climate change and economic inequality.

In a news release, Tulane says the project aims to benefit the United Houma Nation . Challenges facing the south Louisiana tribe include coastal land loss that threatens fishing, trapping and even some homes.

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Part of the project will involve examining how tribal citizens move within and outside the state to manage these and other challenges.

Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine was awarded the project by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program.