United Houma Nation


1. How Do I Become Involved?

There are lots of opportunities for tribal citizens and tribal supporters to become involved. First is to volunteer! The UHN has many community events and activities throughout the year that can only be successful with the help of volunteers. In April and May, volunteers are the heart and soul of the UHN's food booth at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The work at the fest is the largest fundraiser to support day-to-day operations and critical to the survival of the Tribe. Additionally, volunteers are needed at the annual Elders Fest in November, when tribal elders are honored and supported in a day's long celebration.

Also get involved in a committee! There are multiple committees that tribal citizens can serve on and help with improving, growing and strengthening tribal services. To apply to be on a commmittee, please complete the UHN Boards and Committee Application Form. Download the form here.

2. How Do I Enroll?

Every tribe establishes their own criteria and process for enrollment of tribal citizens. The United Houma Nation requires all applicants for enrollment to apply formally through the Enrollment Office. Applicants must complete the required forms here, submit all required documentation and pay a $5 processing fee to be considered.

PLEASE NOTE:  On September 30, 2014, the UHN Tribal Rolls were closed to all applicants over the age of 5.  Currently the UHN Enrollment Office is authorized to ONLY receive and process applications for enrollment from children of already enrolled tribal citizens PRIOR to the child's 5th birthday.  All other applications received will be returned as unable to process.

The staff will process your application to determine if all criteria is satisfied with the Enrollment Board meeting quarterly to review and make final decisions and recommendations regarding applicants.

3. How Do I Get a Duplicate Enrollment Card?

By far the most common question we hear is "I've lost my card.  How do I get another one?"  The UHN Enrollment Office can assist with that request.  Individuals can physically go in to the Enrollment Office in Golden Meadow during normal office hours (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) and get a duplicate card.  We recognize that may not be possible for all people; therefore, tribal citizens can also request a duplicate card by mail.

To request a duplicate card by mail, individuals should write asking for a duplicate card including identifying information, such as tribal roll number, birth date, parent names, address and telephone number.  For your convenience, feel free to use this form.  The request should be mailed to the address below along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope in order for your card(s) to be mailed back to you.  There is no cost for the duplicate cards; however, we do ask that you provide the necessary postage.

UHN Enrollment Office
20986 Hwy. 1
Golden Meadow, LA 70357

For more information, please call (985)475-6640

4. Where Can I Visit to Learn More About the UHN?

Please take time out of your busy schedule to visit our mini-museum located at our Main Tribal Center in Golden Meadow. The building itself has played an important role in our Tribe's history as it is commonly known to the community as "The Settlement School," where it was the school for Houma youth from the late 1930s to 1968, when the school closed. The Settlement School provided up no more than a 7th grade education to Native kids in this community with graduation only becoming a possibility after integration in 1965.

The building also houses a display of traditional tribal arts such as several styles of basket weaving, carvings and Spanish moss creations. The display also explores the Houma way of life, fishing practices and our unique relationship with the French government. The UHN is acknowledged by the French government as a Francophone (French speaking) Nation. Today our citizens continue to speak our Houma French, which is a blend of our traditional language and a very formal version of Parisian French dating back 300+ years that is a testament to the Houma's interactions with the French settlers during the early days of Louisiana's development.

To visit the "Settlement School," please call to schedule an appointment:

20986 Hwy. 1
Golden Meadow, LA 70357

5. Where is the next Tribal Council meeting??

Annual Tribal Council Meeting Schedule

Meetings are scheduled on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
The below schedule is the anticipated locations annually.

 January 9, 2016
(District 10)
 South Lafourche Library
16241 E. Main St. 
Golden Meadow, LA 70345

 10 a.m.
 February 13, 2016
(District 3)
 Dulac Community Center 
105 Coast Guard Road
Dulac, LA  70353

 10 a.m.
 March 12, 2016
(District 1)
 UHN Voc Rehab
Morgan City Office 
301 Third Street
Morgan City, LA  70380

 10 a.m.
 April 9, 2016
(District 8)
 Lafitte Multi Purpose Building
4917 City Park Drive
Lafitte, LA 70067

 10 a.m.
 May 14, 2016 (Districts 5 and/or 6)  East Houma Library
778 Grand Caillou Rd
Houma, LA 70363

 10 a.m.
 June   No Meeting Scheduled

 July 9, 2016
(District 7)
 Los Isleños Center
1345 Bayou Road,
St. Bernard, LA  70085

 10 a.m.
 August 13, 2016  UHN Marrero Office
6641 Westbank Expy Suite B
Marrero, LA  70072

 10 a.m.
 September 10, 2016
(District 4)
 Dularge Recreational Center
1657 Dr. Beatrous Road
Theriot, LA  70397

 10 a.m.
 October 8, 2016
(District 11)
 Lockport Library
720 Crescent Ave.
Lockport, LA 70395

 10 a.m.
 November 12, 2016
(District 2)
 Montegut /Pointe aux Chene
Montegut Fire Dept
1105 Louisiana 55
Montegut, LA 70377

 10 a.m.
 Meeting Locations Are Subject To Change