In just a few short weeks, the United Houma Nation will be marking our 16th year operating a food booth at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Over the years the event has successfully allowed the Tribe to grow and develop by funding many of the projects that grants often do not provide. In recent years, the funds raised as Jazz Fest support the Enrollment Office and staff operations. ..
Based upon fees collected from the American Indian prestige license plate, the Louisiana Governor's Office on Indian Affairs has announced that they are accepting applications from Louisiana American Indian students enrolled in higher education institutes. Applications are due on May 15, 2015. ..
Entergy Louisiana has announced that it has made a donation of over $25,000 to the American Indian Scholarship Fund. In advocating for our students pursuing a higher education, Entergy has designated that at least 49% of the funding be designated as preference for United Houma Nation applicants. UHN tribal leaders would like to extend their appreciation of Entergy's contribution and support for our students. ..
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 5th! The UHN is an eligible nonprofit that you can make donations to as part of the GIVENOLA Day Event. ..
The United Houma Nation's Vocational Rehabilitation and Diabetes Programs have joined efforts to open a weekly ..drop in Wellness Center for Tribal Citizens and their spouses. The intent of the Center is to assist and support the community overall in embracing the changes needed to live healthier lives. The Ribbon Cutting, which took place April 7, 2015, is intended to launch a holistic, community-based center that provides ongoing general health monitoring and relaxation opportunities to support individuals in the process of change.
"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. ..