April 4th was the qualifying deadline for individuals interested in seeking candidacy for the position of Principal Chief. Current Principal Chief Thomas Dardar, Jr. ran unopposed. The election board has reviewed the qualifying packet and ensured that no other applicants were received. Consequently, Thomas Dardar, Jr. has been certified with no opposition and will begin his second term as the Principal Chief of the United Houma Nation. ..
In an effort to address community needs, the Saktce-Ho'ma Opportunity Fund has begun a Job Board located within its web page. Working in conjunction with the Louisiana Workforce Development Initiative, the staff will be posting hundreds of jobs available regionally to serve your needs. ..
We have some exciting news to share with you. On May 6th, thousands of residents in the Greater New Orleans area are going to show their support for their favorite nonprofit organizations during GiveNOLA Day, hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. On that day every donation we get will go a little further and help us claim our share of $200,000 in bonus dollars from the Lagniappe Fund, plus an additional $96,000 in prizes. What this essentially means is the more money we raise the bigger share of the Lagniappe Fund we get. Additionally prize money is based on which entity can raise the most money, has the most donors and has donors each hour of the day. ..
Professor Nathan Bruce Duthu was named as one of 5 Native Scholars who would be a great Native voice on the political scene as per an article on Indian Country Today. The article is in response to an obvious void of an American Indian voice nationally on the political scene. ..
Good carbs, bad carbs; brown vs. white; cake or no cake; those are the questions but what are the answers? When living with diabetes, individuals are sometimes confused by the information they receive from television, family, friends and the internet on what foods they can consume or should avoid. ..
Mr. Rodney Asevedo of Mereaux had a special presentation for Principal Chief Dardar and the UHN Tribal Council at the April 12, 2014 Council Meeting. He created and presented his original fence board painting of the tribal logo to be displayed in the UHN food booth at the upcoming New Orleans and Jazz Festival. Mr. Asevedo also handcrafted the custom stand where it will be displayed at the Settlement School Museum in Golden Meadow at the close of Jazz Fest. ..
On April 10, 2014 Ms. Lora Ann Chaisson, Job Developer, was acknowledged for 20 years of service to the Inter-Tribal Council of Lousiana. She was honored at the annual National Indian and Native American Training Conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. ..
The Saktce-ho'ma Opportunity Fund (SOF) met on Tuesday of this week and Executive Director Robert Lieb laid out an aggressive plan for beginning services. The initial plan is to launch 3 initiatives. ..
We are passing on the press release from the US Department of Agriculture for any tribal citizens who earn a living in livestock, honey or fruit growers and may have suffered a loss due to the inclement weather conditions this winter. Disaster assistance may be available through USDA for such individuals. Please see the announcement below.
In 2010 nearly 1 in 4 United Houma Nation households reported having someone with diabetes living in the home. The self-reported rates of diabetes in our community are alarming. The UHN Diabetes Program is pleased to begin putting a "local face" on the disease and will begin sharing educational materials featuring people you know who are managing diabetes as opposed to diabetes managing them. ..