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. ..
Following the August 30th deadline, 8 tribal youths have expressed interest in seeking candidacy to the UHN Youth Council. Below is an introduction to the young people who will be on the ballots: ..
Yesterday the seated UHN Youth Council met for a regular meeting and established the guidelines for the 2014 Election of the Youth Council. The UHN Youth Council consists of the following positions: ..
One of the most misunderstood tribal programs is the Title VII Indian Education Program. According to the Department of Education: ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
For the second year in a row, recent Jewel Sumner High School graduate, Derrick Chaisson, was state champion in the bare back riding category during the recent Louisiana High School Rodeo Association Championship Competition. Derrick tied with Cody Goode to share the title. He is the only American Indian to qualify for nationals, and he is the son of Rosalee and Will Chaisson natives of Point aux Chene and current residents of Kentwood, Louisiana. ..
Dr. Shana Walton, Assistant Professor of English and Professor of the emerging Bayou Studies Program at Nicholls State University is assisting UHN organizers with coordinating a tour of the campus in late June that will also include meeting with the University's Admission Office to review the process of correctly enrolling and Financial Aid Department to discuss what financial aid is available, how to best finance the cost of your education, what students need to apply and when should they apply. ..
As we have done in the last 2 previous years, youth activities throughout the summer are currently being developed. Last year activities were jam packed and included day trips to tribal communities so that youth could visit one another's communities, volunteer in restoration projects, visit college campuses, etc. We also appreciated the generosity of the New Orleans Saints who opened their doors and allowed our youth a backdoor view and tour of the training facilities, attended practice followed by a meet and greet with players and gave the opportunity for about 40 of our youth to attend a live game in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. ..