MIAMI — The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma will be hosting a groundbreaking for its new campus at approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

This campus will be located at what was previously the Miami Country Club.

Included in the project will be added road and infrastructure to the property that will become home to the Woodland Academy Learning Center and the Peoria Longhouse Community Building.

Woodland Academy will be a state-of-the-art learning center that will serve the next and future generations, from newborn to 5 years of age, as well as a fully support ed after school program.

The new Peoria Longhouse will be a community gathering place for Peoria Tribal citizens for cultural, social and practical functions and events.

“We are so excited to see this project come to fruition for our citizens after two years of planning and development,” Peoria Chief Craig Harper said. “This is a great move forward for our tribal and regional citizens and will greatly im prove the services provided to them. With the opening of our new community building and Child care service facility, we continue to improve the way of life of our Peoria citizens.”

"We look forward to these newly added benefits and facilities being brought online as we continue to deliver high level services here at Peoria Nation. We are Peoria Proud."

The groundbreaking will take place following the tribe's annual general council meeting.