Another UHN Elder's Fest has gone down in the books. With 131 tribal elders in attendance ages 55 and up, the hundreds of pounds of groceries, cleaning supplies and prizes were all distributed to the happy audience. To see a snapshot of the event, see the video below prepared by Janzen Verdin, Media Specialist with Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana. A special thanks to all our donors for helping offset the costs - WalMart and South Louisiana Bank. Additionally a very special THANK YOU to all the volunteers that gave their time, cooking talents and individual donations - we cannot do this without you all! ..
Halito et Bonjour,
In 2009, the United Houma Nation began its scholarship fund with the goal of promoting higher education amongst tribal members. Since then, the employees of the United Houma Nation and benefactors have generously given to the Fund through payroll deductions and other means. It is because of their contributions that the United Houma Nation can provide scholarships to college-bound tribal members.
It is our hope that these scholarships will continue to be a tradition of granting scholarships annually at our awards banquet, and that our fund will grow along with our tribal members' knowledge of their chosen field, the world and their amazing potential.
If you or someone you know would like to contribute to the United Houma Nation Scholarship Fund or would like to apply for a scholarship, contact the Tribal Administrative Office by calling 985-223-3093. The application deadline is December 4, 2017. ..
For the last 20 years, the United Houma Nation has taken time during the holiday season to say thank you and recognize tribal citizens and our supporters for their hard work and dedication to advancing the UHN and its people. As usual the awards ceremony will be taking place at the Annual Banquet scheduled for Saturday, December 16th at the Grand Caillou Recreation Center. ..
The UHN has ongoing efforts to raise funds to advance the L'Crevisse Project, which will be a Cultural Center and French Immersion School for future generations of UHN youth. The L’Crevisse is focused on creating a home for the tribal community, as well as visitors, to better experience and explore the intermingled tribal and French heritage. The L’Crevisse will be 2 separate but connected components. The L’Crevisse will also be inclusive of: ..
Hurricane season has been especially active lately. As we watch Hurricane Irma's unpredictable path, we are asking all Tribal Citizens to please update their contact information, as we attempt to get a read in regards to what our tribal citizens might need if an emergency evacuation were to happen. Unfortunately, UHN tribal resources are limited and we are unable to provide as much support as we would hope. However, with more information we are able to advocate better on your behalf and share your needs with potential supporters and funders. We feel it is very important to stay connected and found that in past storms email and cell phone contacts were the most effective channels used for us to stay connected to citizens in regards to recovery and supply distribution. ..
In 2017 this scholarship will provide $1,500 to two full time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in an environmental stewardship discipline, including environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public administration, public policy, and related disciplines. ..
The United Houma Nation Election Board has announced that they are initiating a Special Election to fill vacancies UHN Tribal Council District 5 and 9 vacancies. Interested applicants must complete the required qualifying packet by July 24, 2017 in order to be considered. To reach the full announcement as well as review the eligibility requirements, please select the link below to upload the actual document. ..
For the safety of our staff and due to potential harm of Tropical Storm Cindy, the UHN will close our offices tomorrow. Essential personnel may be in and out to assess needs; however, offices will not be open for regular business. ..
The United Houma Nation would like to thank the Houma Courier/Daily Comet for their efforts to raise awareness of nonprofit organizations in the community and the work we all do. Today, the Courier featured the work of the nonprofit activities of the UHN and the services available to tribal citizens. Please click the link below to access the story and video with Principal Chief Thomas Dardar. ..