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. ..
For the last 15 years the United Houma Nation has been conducting community needs assessments every 5 years to gather tribal specific data that has proven to be invaluable in strengthening our grant writing and proposals to grow and develop further programs and services for our tribal citizens. It's that time again and we need your help. ..
The UHN is working to get the online store up and running soon. In order to ensure we are able to meet your interests and expectations, we are asking our tribal citizens, supporters and followers to complete an online survey. ..
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. ..
The United Houma Nation's 18th Annual Banquet is quickly approaching. We hope many of you consider attending to be part of an evening full of celebration and community gathering on Saturday, December 20 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This year's banquet will feature guest speaker Lt. Governor Jefferson Keel of the Chickasaw Nation. Additionally 7 tribal citizens will be recognized for their dedication and service to the United Houma Nation. This year's award recipients are: ..
In November the UHN received notice that $26,279 in funding has been granted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation's IMPACT 2014 grant cycle. The "Returning to Our Roots...Tribal Health and Wellness" Project builds upon the work of the UHN Diabetes Program and focuses on allowing tribal culture and traditional teaching of health and wellness as an intervention to address the high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease that plagues many of our tribal citizens. ..
Ms. Helen Gindrat former Chairperson of the Houma Tribes and Vice Chairperson for the United Houma Nation passed away on November 21, 2014 at the age of 83. Ms. Helen began her leadership role during the 1960s where she was recognized by then Golden Meadow leader Frank Naquin as the delegate to attend a federal recognition meeting with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Chicago. This event would prove to be the initial meeting with tribes pursuing federal acknowledgement through the Bureau of Indian Affairs where the current process was created. She oversaw the tribal adult education program in the 1970s. ..
The United Houma Nation is pleased to announce Mr. Jefferson Keel is the guest speaker for the 18th Annual UHN Banquet. Jefferson Keel, Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, is a retired U.S. Army officer with over 20 years active duty service. His combat experience included three years service in Viet Nam as an Infantryman, where he received the Bronze Star with “V” for valor, two purple hearts and numerous other awards and decorations for heroism. Lt. Governor Keel has always proven himself as an effective leader. ..
On Saturday, tribal leaders were proud to turn over the hut building duties to the younger generation. Raymond Clark, Jr., Jared Crosby and Zach Fitch lead the initiative to construct a traditional tribal hut during the Bogalusa celebration of the 7 Tribes of Louisiana. The hut will become part of a permanent display on the grounds of the museum and cultural center in Cassidy Park. ..