Many people don't realize the significance of Poverty Point located in north Louisiana near Monroe to the not only the American Indian People of Louisiana, but the southeast. The site is considered one of the most significant archaeological finds in the country. It has a complex of Native American ceremonial mounds and village built between 1700 and 700 B.C. A museum and guided tours interpret a culture that once flourished on the site. ..
The UHN Vocational Rehabilitation Program is hosting the Annual Consumer Conference on Thursday at the Quality Hotel in Houma. The event is open to the public. Who should attend? ..
The United Houma Nation will be holding the 18th Annual Tribal Awards Banquet on December 20, 2014 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. The event will be from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The banquet focuses on an annual awards ceremony recognizing tribal citizens and supporters who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Tribe and citizens. ..
The UHN Powwow Committee is excited and pleased to announce two additions to the September 20-21st Powwow agenda. On Saturday evening, Mr. Lyle Cook with the Cheyenne River Veterans will be returning with the 9-11 US Flag to present. The flag is a reminder of our troops serving in the Middle East in the war against terrorism. The flag, which is one of three that flew over the Twin Towers, was entrusted to Cheyenne River tribal veterans to share and preserve. For the tribal veterans group, the flag is symbol of our tribal warriors who are serving our Country against this war on terror as well as the many who have given their lives in this service. We look forward to all tribal veterans and family members who have loved ones stationed in the Middle East to join us on Saturday, September 20th at approximately 7:30 pm for the displaying of the flag and honoring our soldiers in battle. ..
PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE ..
The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. With Polynesian roots, these canoe people are best known for their warrior society, arts and rich culture. Approximately 15% of New Zealand's population are of Maori descent. To read more about their culture click HERE. ..
As we prepare for the 6th Annual Celebrating ABILITIES Powwow next month, the powwow committee has booth space available for tribal artists who are interested in selling their handcrafted items. Booth space begins at $75 for both days of the powwow along with a donation for the silent auction. Powwow attendance averages 1,200 people over the 2 day event and the powwow committee provides 2 meal tickets for vendors on Saturday evening. ..
Gail Chehak, Program Development at the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association has extended an invitation to UHN tribal artists to take part in their upcoming annual conference in Marksville, Louisiana. Please see her message below for more information if you are interested in showcasing your work. ..
Consul General au New Orleans, Jean Claude Brunet has been reassigned by the French Government to Munich, Germany. Principal Chief Thomas Dardar met with him last week to discuss his re-assignmnet that is effective July 16, 2014. Mr. Brunet, who has been assigned to the New Orleans post throughout the four years of Principal Chief Dardar's first term, has been not only the UHN's local contact with the French government, but also a friend. ..