From today until September 19th, tribal youth are able to vote online in the UHN Youth Council Elections. Additionally, tribal youth will be operating a booth at the September 20-21st UHN Powwow where tribal youth can vote in person. Voting will close at 3pm Sunday, September 21, 2014. Election results will be announced at the close of the powwow. ..
The American Diabetes Association is a great source of information about what's going on in the world of diabetes health care. Metformin is the typical "beginner" medication for most individuals diagnosed with diabetes; however, what happens often is metformin is often not enough. ..
The UHN leadership is pleased to announce the launch of a new study with Tulane University titled "Weaving Healthy Families." Dr. Catherine Burnette, an Associate Professor at Tulane University is working with the Tribe to study and identify strategies to address family and domestic violence within our communities. Unfortunately, violence has no limitations by race or ethnicity and the effects it can have on a family as a whole are very real. ..
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. ..
Rob Lieb, Saktce-ho'ma Opportunity Fund's Executive Director, continues to meet weekly with tribal members interested in obtaining assistance with small business development as well as improving personal finances. Since beginning to provide services in May, the assistance provided has been well received and classes continue to grow. Mr. Lieb meets with interested attendees on Tuesdays at the Dulac Community Center and on Wednesdays at the UHN Marrero Outreach Office. ..
The United Houma Nation's Vocational Rehabilitation Program will be holding the annual Consumer Conference on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Quality Hotel in Houma, Louisiana. The conference will begin at 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The 1-day conference allows the staff to plan and coordinate workshops that meet the needs of the clients served by the program as well as supporting community disability education opportunities. The vocational rehabilitation program is funded by the US Department of Education to provide comprehensive employment services for United Houma Nation and Chitimacha Tribe citizens with disabilities who reside in the 6-parish service area. ..
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. ..
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. ..
Chief Dardar’s heart-felt words on diabetes last week and the affects it has had on the tribal citizens of the United Houma Nation remind each of us the importance of learning how to prevent diabetes or if living with diabetes to make better choices. The United Houma Nation Diabetes Program was created out of a need recognized by tribal leadership as well as the staff of the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP). As the program and tribal staff prepare for this year’s powwow that will honor those living with diabetes, we are excited to tell you about some of the activities the program is providing to assist not only those living with diabetes, but every tribal citizen. ..
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. ..