"Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the rights of individuals.(Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended)" The core of vocational rehabilitation services is to assist individuals with disabilities in the pursuit of meaningful careers. This year's Celebrating ABILITIES Powwow, scheduled for September 19 & 20, 2015, is raising awareness for the employment of individuals with disabilities, who have the highest rate of unemployment nationally. ..
Currently there are 2 positions open with preference in hiring for enrolled American Indians meeting the qualifications. Applications and resumes will not be accepted after FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015 for either position. ..
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. ..