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. ..
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. ..
As many of you know the United Houma Nation's lack of federal recognition has been a significant barrier in advocating and taking action to protect the rights of our people to live as indigenous people. As the issues affecting our communities continue to grow in crisis proportions, our legal status, or more like our lack of legal status, keeps tribal leaders and advocates on the side lines. The federal protections put in place to ensure tribal sovereignty are legally often only granted to federally recognized tribes. ..
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. ..
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. ..
The United Houma Nation became a partner with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) under a National Institute of Environmental Health (NIEH) funded post oil spill research project. This phase of the project, commonly called GC-HARMS, is assessing the health of individuals who consume seafood. Particularly, it is trying to determine IF seafood contains elevated levels of harmful chemicals post Deepwater Horizon disaster, as well as do the individuals that consume seafood post oil spill show signs of exposure to harmful PAHs (poly-aromatic hydrocarbons), which are the harmful chemicals found in crude oil. ..
The post Deepwater-Horizon world we all live in is very complex. The UHN leadership recognizes that many of our citizens long for the days when life was much simpler - go out in the morning, work hard, catch your own food, feed your own family, protect your family and your community. Unfortunately those times have been changing quickly. The oil spill has presented us all with new terminology and processes that all of living along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico that in order to survive and thrive we all need to learn. ..
CALL FOR ACTION!!! Tribal leaders are charged with the responsibility of protecting and preserving our tribal communities and need your help. The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is in the early stages of revising and updating the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan. Although tribal leaders have met with state officials and representatives regarding this issue, it is also important to hear from you. ..