The United Houma Nation's 18th Annual Banquet is quickly approaching. We hope many of you consider attending to be part of an evening full of celebration and community gathering on Saturday, December 20 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This year's banquet will feature guest speaker Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel of the Chickasaw Nation. Additionally 7 tribal citizens will be recognized for their dedication and service to the United Houma Nation. This year's award recipients are: ..
In November the UHN received notice that $26,279 in funding has been granted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation's IMPACT 2014 grant cycle. The "Returning to Our Roots...Tribal Health and Wellness" Project builds upon the work of the UHN Diabetes Program and focuses on allowing tribal culture and traditional teaching of health and wellness as an intervention to address the high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease that plagues many of our tribal citizens. ..
Ms. Helen Gindrat former Chairperson of the Houma Tribes and Vice Chairperson for the United Houma Nation passed away on November 21, 2014 at the age of 83. Ms. Helen began her leadership role during the 1960s where she was recognized by then Golden Meadow leader Frank Naquin as the delegate to attend a federal recognition meeting with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Chicago. This event would prove to be the initial meeting with tribes pursuing federal acknowledgement through the Bureau of Indian Affairs where the current process was created. She oversaw the tribal adult education program in the 1970s. ..
The United Houma Nation is pleased to announce Mr. Jefferson Keel is the guest speaker for the 18th Annual UHN Banquet. Jefferson Keel, Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, is a retired U.S. Army officer with over 20 years active duty service. His combat experience included three years service in Viet Nam as an Infantryman, where he received the Bronze Star with “V” for valor, two purple hearts and numerous other awards and decorations for heroism. Lt. Governor Keel has always proven himself as an effective leader. ..
Brittany Courteaux, tribal citizen and student at Nicholls State University, has been working behind the scenes with university faculty and staff to charter and begin an American Indian Society for the American Indian students attending. Today at noon will be the initial meeting of this group at the Bowie Room in the Student Union. ..
On Saturday, tribal leaders were proud to turn over the hut building duties to the younger generation. Raymond Clark, Jr., Jared Crosby and Zach Fitch lead the initiative to construct a traditional tribal hut during the Bogalusa celebration of the 7 Tribes of Louisiana. The hut will become part of a permanent display on the grounds of the museum and cultural center in Cassidy Park. ..
Many people know Frank Chaisson of Chauvin through his work and hobbies. Frank can be found in the community performing magic for children, but by far his longest passion has been in body building. Always pleased to point out the achievements of our tribal members, the UHN would like to congratulate Frank in placing 4th at the National Body Building Championships in California earlier this month. ..
AT&T has contacted our tribal employment programs and informed us that they are still seeking Wire Technician positions in the Houma/Thibodaux area. Tribal citizens who are seeking employment, AT&T is a reputable and well respected employer. Applicants need not have prior experience, eligible candidates will be trained on the job. ..
Many people don't realize the significance of Poverty Point located in north Louisiana near Monroe to the not only the American Indian People of Louisiana, but the southeast. The site is considered one of the most significant archaeological finds in the country. It has a complex of Native American ceremonial mounds and village built between 1700 and 700 B.C. A museum and guided tours interpret a culture that once flourished on the site. ..