Many people have seen the beautifully designed American Indian prestige license plate available through the Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles, but many people do not realize the additional funds collected from the license plate actually funds a statewide scholarship competition for American Indian students pursuing higher education. The scholarship award, which is facilitated through the Louisiana Governor's Office of Indian Affairs is intended to award supplemental monies that would be sent directly to the college/university/institute of higher learning of eligible American Indian students who are enrolled citizens of one of thirteen Louisiana tribes or groups - of which the United Houma Nation is one. ..
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In 2009, the United Houma Nation began its scholarship fund with the goal of promoting higher education amongst tribal members. Since then, the employees of the United Houma Nation and benefactors have generously given to the Fund through payroll deductions and other means. It is because of their contributions that the United Houma Nation can provide scholarships to college-bound tribal members.
It is our hope that these scholarships will continue to be a tradition of granting scholarships annually at our awards banquet, and that our fund will grow along with our tribal members' knowledge of their chosen field, the world and their amazing potential.
If you or someone you know would like to contribute to the United Houma Nation Scholarship Fund or would like to apply for a scholarship, contact the Tribal Administrative Office by calling 985-223-3093. The application deadline is December 4, 2017. ..
For the last 20 years, the United Houma Nation has taken time during the holiday season to say thank you and recognize tribal citizens and our supporters for their hard work and dedication to advancing the UHN and its people. As usual the awards ceremony will be taking place at the Annual Banquet scheduled for Saturday, December 16th at the Grand Caillou Recreation Center. ..
The UHN has ongoing efforts to raise funds to advance the L'Crevisse Project, which will be a Cultural Center and French Immersion School for future generations of UHN youth. The L’Crevisse is focused on creating a home for the tribal community, as well as visitors, to better experience and explore the intermingled tribal and French heritage. The L’Crevisse will be 2 separate but connected components. The L’Crevisse will also be inclusive of: ..
In 2017 this scholarship will provide $1,500 to two full time students pursuing undergraduate degrees in an environmental stewardship discipline, including environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public administration, public policy, and related disciplines. ..
The United Houma Nation would like to thank the Houma Courier/Daily Comet for their efforts to raise awareness of nonprofit organizations in the community and the work we all do. Today, the Courier featured the work of the nonprofit activities of the UHN and the services available to tribal citizens. Please click the link below to access the story and video with Principal Chief Thomas Dardar. ..
We are excited to announce that KUHN 88.9FM will be returning to online streaming beginning Monday, July 25 with Ms. Gloria Fonseca behind the microphone from 7am to noon Monday through Friday. KUHN is the noncommercial, educational radio station under the umbrella of the United Houma Nation. Currently its broadcast range is approximately 15 miles in circumference from the Golden Meadow location. The station serves as a means to educate and inform the tribal community as well as a much needed opportunity to communicate with tribal citizens immediately before and after disasters. Tribal Councilman, Donny Verdin from Galliano is pleased to see the entire tribal community receive the same opportunity to access the station and sees it as a much needed tool to ensure the community is informed and has a voice. "Growing programming will take time and the help of many volunteers; however, I am so honored to have Ms. Gloria on staff to mentor and guide us in that process," stated Councilman Verdin. ..
United Houma Nation owns KUHN 88.9 a Non-Profit Radio Station that serves South Lafourche and parts of Terrebonne Parish. We are seeking your support to maintain the operation of this important media outlet. KUHN is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit, non-commercial education radio station that doesn’t receive local, state or federal funding nor can we sell advertising like traditional radio stations. ..
The UHN would like to honor and recognize the young tribal men and ladies who are currently participating in graduation ceremonies throughout the country. Recognizing that many of our youth are the first in their families to graduate from high school and even more are the first in their families to ever graduate from college. ..