For the second year in a row, recent Jewel Sumner High School graduate, Derrick Chaisson, was state champion in the bare back riding category during the recent Louisiana High School Rodeo Association Championship Competition. Derrick tied with Cody Goode to share the title. He is the only American Indian to qualify for nationals, and he is the son of Rosalee and Will Chaisson natives of Point aux Chene and current residents of Kentwood, Louisiana. ..
Earlier this week, the UHN confirmed the Treater Band as the post inaugural entertainment for the upcoming June21st installation of Thomas Dardar, Jr. to his second term as Principal Chief of the United Houma Nation. Treater Band, lead by Calvin Parfait along with an all Houma Indian band, is a local favorite for all playing original music and all your favorite zydeco and swamp pop favorites. ..
Living with diabetes can be challenging. Individuals can become overwhelmed with images of temptations that make living a healthy lifestyle difficult as well as so many people harp on the bad things that can happen when one doesn't take care of themselves. WE WANT TO FOCUS ON WHAT KEEPS YOU ON TRACK. What motivates you to take care of yourself while living with diabetes? ..
On Saturday, June 21st at the Grand Caillou Recreation Center Thomas Dardar, Jr. will be sworn in for his second term as Principal Chief of the United Houma Nation. The event begins at 6:00pm. Dinner and entertainment will follow after the ceremony. ..
Do you feel like you live paycheck to paycheck? Feel like you'll never pay off those credit cards? Have to borrow money from friends and family when an unexpected expenses pops up? Want to own your own home,but not sure where to get started? or You want to own your own business, but need help with figuring out how to finance it? ..
Greetings from your Saktce-Ho’ma Opportunity Fund! ..
The post Deepwater-Horizon world we all live in is very complex. The UHN leadership recognizes that many of our citizens long for the days when life was much simpler - go out in the morning, work hard, catch your own food, feed your own family, protect your family and your community. Unfortunately those times have been changing quickly. The oil spill has presented us all with new terminology and processes that all of living along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico that in order to survive and thrive we all need to learn. ..
Dr. Shana Walton, Assistant Professor of English and Professor of the emerging Bayou Studies Program at Nicholls State University is assisting UHN organizers with coordinating a tour of the campus in late June that will also include meeting with the University's Admission Office to review the process of correctly enrolling and Financial Aid Department to discuss what financial aid is available, how to best finance the cost of your education, what students need to apply and when should they apply. ..
With Memorial Day Weekend upon us, we would like to take an opportunity to reflect upon the personal sacrifices our men and women have made in the defense of this country for countless generations. The warrior instinct and responsibility never left our people following colonization. In fact, American Indians have been and continue to be have the highest rate of service per capita than any other ethnic group. ..
As we have done in the last 2 previous years, youth activities throughout the summer are currently being developed. Last year activities were jam packed and included day trips to tribal communities so that youth could visit one another's communities, volunteer in restoration projects, visit college campuses, etc. We also appreciated the generosity of the New Orleans Saints who opened their doors and allowed our youth a backdoor view and tour of the training facilities, attended practice followed by a meet and greet with players and gave the opportunity for about 40 of our youth to attend a live game in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. ..