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, June 21st at the Grand Caillou Recreation Center Thomas Dardar, Jr. will be sworn in for his second term as Principal Chief of the United Houma Nation. The event begins at 6:00pm. Dinner and entertainment will follow after the ceremony. ..
April 4th was the qualifying deadline for individuals interested in seeking candidacy for the position of Principal Chief. Current Principal Chief Thomas Dardar, Jr. ran unopposed. The election board has reviewed the qualifying packet and ensured that no other applicants were received. Consequently, Thomas Dardar, Jr. has been certified with no opposition and will begin his second term as the Principal Chief of the United Houma Nation. ..
The Principal Chief position is open for election every 4 years. The United Houma Nation Election Board has established the qualifying period from now until April 4th to submit applications to be considered as a candidate for this position. The official announcement is below. More details will be provided following the April 4th qualifying deadline. ..