Congratulations to Ms. Bette Billiot on being selected as one of five recipients of the Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy 2014 Gulf Guardian Fellowships. Ms. Billiot proposed in her submission to work on developing a grass roots group of tribal citizens to ensure the UHN has a voice in coastal restoration as well as a team of community representatives that can support one another in ensuring the Houma Nation voice is heard. Funding provided in the fellowship will be used to assist with training for all interested tribal members as well as travel assistance for out of town and distant meetings as needed. ..
From our friends at Lafourche Parish Government and Community Action. ..
The United Houma Nation will be hosting the outdoor movie across from the Waterlife Museum on Saturday, October 25, 2014 following the Krewe ga Rou Parade at 7:00 pm. The movie is part of the 3rd Annual Rougarou Fest sponsored by the Wetland's Discovery Center. The UHN is proud to partner with them again this year to provide the fun filled experience of outdoor movies. ..
The UHN Vocational Rehabilitation Program is hosting the Annual Consumer Conference on Thursday at the Quality Hotel in Houma. The event is open to the public. Who should attend? ..
From today until September 19th, tribal youth are able to vote online in the UHN Youth Council Elections. Additionally, tribal youth will be operating a booth at the September 20-21st UHN Powwow where tribal youth can vote in person. Voting will close at 3pm Sunday, September 21, 2014. Election results will be announced at the close of the powwow. ..
Following the August 30th deadline, 8 tribal youths have expressed interest in seeking candidacy to the UHN Youth Council. Below is an introduction to the young people who will be on the ballots: ..
The American Diabetes Association is a great source of information about what's going on in the world of diabetes health care. Metformin is the typical "beginner" medication for most individuals diagnosed with diabetes; however, what happens often is metformin is often not enough. ..
The UHN leadership is pleased to announce the launch of a new study with Tulane University titled "Weaving Healthy Families." Dr. Catherine Burnette, an Associate Professor at Tulane University is working with the Tribe to study and identify strategies to address family and domestic violence within our communities. Unfortunately, violence has no limitations by race or ethnicity and the effects it can have on a family as a whole are very real. ..
The United Houma Nation will be holding the 18th Annual Tribal Awards Banquet on December 20, 2014 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. The event will be from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The banquet focuses on an annual awards ceremony recognizing tribal citizens and supporters who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Tribe and citizens. ..
Rob Lieb, Saktce-ho'ma Opportunity Fund's Executive Director, continues to meet weekly with tribal members interested in obtaining assistance with small business development as well as improving personal finances. Since beginning to provide services in May, the assistance provided has been well received and classes continue to grow. Mr. Lieb meets with interested attendees on Tuesdays at the Dulac Community Center and on Wednesdays at the UHN Marrero Outreach Office. ..