The Institute for Indian Development was designed to aid the member tribes of ITCLA in establishing and promoting economic development in Louisiana’s tribal communities.
In 1981, tribal leaders decided to create a nonprofit arm of ITCLA to assist in the development of tribal economic joint ventures and partnerships, and create a base for individual entrepreneurship. Thus the Institute for Indian Development was born. IID represents the member tribes of the Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana, as well as the Clifton Choctaw Tribe of Louisiana, and the Choctaw Apache Tribe of Louisiana.
Programs and Services
The Institute for Indian Development, Inc. is the steward of federal funds allocated to more culturally and appropriately recruit, train, and place seniors, with an emphasis on Native American elders, in subsidized employment. IID is committed to improving the quality of life for low-income, financially eligible seniors by assigning them in their search for unsubsidized jobs within their community.
IID administers SCSEP in 39 counties/ parishes in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.