"Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the rights of individuals.(Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended)" The core of vocational rehabilitation services is to assist individuals with disabilities in the pursuit of meaningful careers. This year's Celebrating ABILITIES Powwow, scheduled for September 19 & 20, 2015, is raising awareness for the employment of individuals with disabilities, who have the highest rate of unemployment nationally. ..
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. ..
AT&T has contacted our tribal employment programs and informed us that they are still seeking Wire Technician positions in the Houma/Thibodaux area. Tribal citizens who are seeking employment, AT&T is a reputable and well respected employer. Applicants need not have prior experience, eligible candidates will be trained on the job. ..
AT&T has been in touch with the UHN staff and is pleased to announce immediate openings for Wire Technician positions in Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes. Applicants need not have prior experience as AT&T will train qualified candidates. Successful candidates will be given access to a company truck and provided the necessary tools to complete job duties. ..
The votes are in! Thank you to the people who took the time to vote for the Outdoor Movie in conjunction with the Rougarou Fest on Saturday, October 25th following the festival parade which begins at 7:00 pm. The winner is "Beetlejuice" by a landslide. ..
Job Opening ..
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. ..
From our friends at Lafourche Parish Government and Community Action. ..
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? ..