Hurricane season has been especially active lately. As we watch Hurricane Irma's unpredictable path, we are asking all Tribal Citizens to please update their contact information, as we attempt to get a read in regards to what our tribal citizens might need if an emergency evacuation were to happen. Unfortunately, UHN tribal resources are limited and we are unable to provide as much support as we would hope. However, with more information we are able to advocate better on your behalf and share your needs with potential supporters and funders. We feel it is very important to stay connected and found that in past storms email and cell phone contacts were the most effective channels used for us to stay connected to citizens in regards to recovery and supply distribution. ..
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. ..
Vice Principal Chief Lora Ann Chaisson was recently featured on the National Museum of the American Indians newsletter in their "Meet Native America" series. Click the link below to read the article. ..
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. ..
In 1990 the UHN Tribal enrollment process was suspended by the Tribal Council at the urging of the Bureau of Indian Affairs when the Tribe was placed on active status. The purpose was to ensure no significant growth within the UHN enrollment rolls until the recognition process was concluded. The only exception was for the processing of children of already enrolled citizens. ..
Earlier this week the Wall Street Journal and the Advocate ran articles highlighting the proposed changes to the Federal Acknowledgment process and its potential impact on the UHN. Links to the articles are attached. ..
For many years Congress has told the US Department of the Interior that the Federal recognition process is broken and in need of reform. Last year under the direction of Assistant Secretary Washburn, the Department began working towards that reform. A series of tribal consultations and public forums were held throughout the United States in 2013 asking tribal representatives and interested parties what they would like to see changed. ..