Land Office

The Land Management Department

The Land Management Department (LMD) serves as liaison between the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and outside entities regarding surveys, permits and right-of-way for construction of roads, utilities, subdivisions and other projects located on trust land.

Entities include:

  • U. S. Department of Interior
  • U. S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Realty Office
  • U. S. Bureau of Land Management
  • Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
  • City of Marksville
  • Avoyelles Parish Police Jury

LMD supports tribal families, tribal government departments and tribal enterprises with services related to quality assurance, construction, Geographic Information System (GIS) data management, construction inspection, surveying, water and sewer system technical assistance, and project estimation.

LMD is responsible for other activities including, but not limited to:

  • Working with tribal attorneys, contractors, engineers, architects, utility companies, and municipalities to review project plans, specifications, contracts, and agreements.
  • Furnishing legal descriptions of subdivision lots or land parcels on the reservation to be recorded with leases prepared by the Tunica-Biloxi Housing Department.
  • Furnishing geo-referenced maps and information to tribal government departments, tribal enterprises, and tribal members for feasibility studies.
  • Management and oversight of the Tunica-Biloxi Cultural and Educational Resources Center heating, venting, air conditioning (HVAC), electronic door, and surveillance systems.
  • Oversight of maintenance staff in the upkeep of tribal lands and government buildings.

For more information, contact:

Land Management Department

(318) 253-9767

Board Members:

  • Harold Pierite, Sr. – Chairman
  • Bobby Pierite, Sr. – Vice Chairman
  • Artha Hale – Spokesperson
  • Paul Darby – Spokesperson
  • Marshall Pierite
  • Jeremy Zahn