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. ..
CALL FOR ACTION!!! Tribal leaders are charged with the responsibility of protecting and preserving our tribal communities and need your help. The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is in the early stages of revising and updating the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan. Although tribal leaders have met with state officials and representatives regarding this issue, it is also important to hear from you. ..
Greetings from your Saktce-Ho’ma Opportunity Fund! ..
Last week we published a list of American Indian students graduating from Terrebonne parish and we asked you to send in the list of students graduating from other areas and schools to ensure we have the opportunity to recognize all our young graduates. Thank you for sending in the list below and the Tribe as a whole would like to say congratulations and extend our hopes for bright and prosperous futures for our youth. ..
Tribal leadership would love to include a list of all UHN tribal graduates on the website to acknowledge them for their accomplishments. Please use the form below to send us information about your graduate so that we can include them in a comprehensive listing of 2014 UHN graduates next week. ..
On May 1st the Saktce-Ho’ma Opportunity Fund, (SOF) met with various tribal business owners to discuss their business needs. Executiv Director, Rob Lieb was able to make some assessments, and is now providing technical assistance with those owners. The meeting provided Rob with a range of business questions from technical assistance and trainings needed to sustain and grow a small business, to entrepreneurship, accounting, business planning to a specific market analysis. ..
Last night the students, parents and the community gathered at the Houma Municipal Auditorium to honor 99 Native graduates exiting Terrebonne Parish School System this year. Terrebonne Indian Education hosts this annual event to recognize the Native American students and encourage them on their future journey. ..
Charles Gaiennie of the W.L. Gaiennie Company is teaching a weekly series of free workshops focused on marketing and business development every other Tuesday through July 29. The classes, listed below in the attached flyer, are sponsored by Terrebonne Parish Library and SCORE. ..
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. ..