Currently the United Houma Nation has a number of vacancies across various boards and committees that they are seeking potential candidates for appointment. The UHN Boards and Committees play a crucial role in assisting the Tribal Council to better represent tribal citizens. Only UHN tribal citizens can serve on these committees and are a great way for tribal citizens to share their talents and skills in their various areas of expertise. Vacancies are in the following Boards and Committees: ..
With over 17,000 tribal citizens living around the world, the UHN website is a crucial tool to maintain connections with tribal citizens as well as our friends. Unfortunately due to the changes with the platform that the current site is built upon, a whole new site is needed as the current one will stop functioning by the end of the year. Current quotes place a complete re-write and maintenance of a new UHN site to be $5,000. UHN staff recognizing the important function of the site has taken on the task of raising the initial $5,000 needed to make this transition. Earlier today, the first fundraising event was held with an Indian Taco and grilled corn on the cob lunch sale. As of the close of business yesterday nearly 200 meals were pre-ordered! ..
UPDATE: The United Houma Nation received over $1,500 in donations for repeat and new donors on May 1st. The funds have been ear-marked to support the L'Crevisse Project. Thank you to everyone who contributed. We know you had many choices of nonprofits to support in the region. Thank you for choosing to support the United Houma Nation! ..
Another UHN Elder's Fest has gone down in the books. With 131 tribal elders in attendance ages 55 and up, the hundreds of pounds of groceries, cleaning supplies and prizes were all distributed to the happy audience. To see a snapshot of the event, see the video below prepared by Janzen Verdin, Media Specialist with Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana. A special thanks to all our donors for helping offset the costs - WalMart and South Louisiana Bank. Additionally a very special THANK YOU to all the volunteers that gave their time, cooking talents and individual donations - we cannot do this without you all! ..
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. ..
With the assistance of USDA funding, the UHN will be offering small business development services during September. We are offering 2 layers of assistance: ..
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. ..
The UHN is proud to announce that its collaborative with Mercy Family Center is ready to launch the How's Your 5? Community Resilience and Public Health Campaign. The UHN Wellness Program will oversee this launch and be the mechanism to disperse the campaign training, materials and orientation. Tribal citizens can learn more about this initiative by attending any Wellness event. Please remember the UHN Wellness Center is open every Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm for all tribal citizens and their spouses. The Center's location is 991 Grand Caillou Road, Bldg #3, Houma, LA 70363. ..
The United Houma Nation is currently seeking applications and resumes for a STOP Coordinator to work under the STOP Violence Grant. We are seeking a candidate to coordinate the daily activities of a tribal victims of domestic violence/sexual assault program. This individual is to serve as the point of contact for tribal victims and assist with accessing services and interaction with the criminal justice system. This individual must also coordinate with other community service providers to ensure culturally competent case management. ..