Earlier this week, the UHN Administration received notice that the Tribe was successful in its application to the US Department of Education's Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program. The purpose of the grant is to provide "Starting A Business" classes and workshops for tribal citizens residing within the UHN Service Area to determine if they are ready to begin a small business. The Service Area encompasses St. Mary, Terrebonne, Lafourche, Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes. ..
The United Houma Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program first came about funding in October 2000. In that time period hundreds of UHN tribal citizens with disabilities have sought assistance with getting or keeping employment. The Vocational Rehabilitation Program is a unique disability program that focuses on the abilities, skills and interests of the clients as opposed to only focusing on the person's limitations. The program is intended to help individuals, families and the community achieve self-sufficiency by gaining living wages for individuals with disabilities thus reducing their dependence on social programs. ..
The United Houma Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program is hosting a 4 part workshop series for the Older Worker. More and more older individuals are seeking employment as retirement and social security are not enough to support their families. However, older job seekers often struggle with how to be competitive and overcome the technology gaps compared to the younger work force. ..
The United Houma Nation and the Dulac Community Center are hosting a 3-day "Culture Camp" for tribal youth between the ages of 8-18. The camp will be three full days and 2 nights at the Dulac Community Center. Youth will have the opportunity to explore tribal culture including regalia making, stickball and traditional cooking. Also lots of opportunities to have fun in the sun and make new friends. ..
Greetings from your Saktce-Ho’ma Opportunity Fund! ..
The United Houma Nation became a partner with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) under a National Institute of Environmental Health (NIEH) funded post oil spill research project. This phase of the project, commonly called GC-HARMS, is assessing the health of individuals who consume seafood. Particularly, it is trying to determine IF seafood contains elevated levels of harmful chemicals post Deepwater Horizon disaster, as well as do the individuals that consume seafood post oil spill show signs of exposure to harmful PAHs (poly-aromatic hydrocarbons), which are the harmful chemicals found in crude oil. ..
Earlier in the week, the United Houma Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program announced that the 2014 Celebrating ABILITIES powwow will be dedicated to raising awareness about diabetes management and prevention. As the UHN experiences such high rates of this complicated condition (nearly 1 in 4 households), the staff wanted to ensure there was an opportunity to have tribal citizens and supporters weigh in on the issue. ..
The UHN staff has confirmed a tour of the NSU campus as well as an opportunity to meet and conduct question and answers with the University's Admission Office, Financial Aid and Bayou Studies Program. The tour will be from 9:00 am to Noon on Monday July 7th. The date changed due to the conflict with the federal recognition meetings in Marksville. ..
Earlier this week, the Houma based Krewe of Hercules became a co-sponsor to the UHN's 6th Annual Celebrating ABILITIES Powwow. The powwow, which will take place at the Houma Airbase Pavilion on September 20th and 21st, is dedicated to raise awareness of the many strengths and abilities individuals with disabilities bring to our community. This year's efforts are focused on raising awareness of the effects of diabetes within the community. ..
In 2010, UHN housholds self reported that 1 in 4 households has someone living with diabetes. Our communities have very high rates of diabetes and the Tribe recognizes that those figures are growing. In order to best help our citizens living with this condition, the UHN began a Diabetes Registry. ..