United Houma Nation

Meet The Tribal Council


District 8

August "Cocoa" Creppel

Vice Principal Chief

August Creppel, more commonly known in the community as "Cocoa", serves on the Tribal Council representing District 8, which is the majority of the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. On July 9, 2016, Cocoa was elected to be the Vice Principal Chief of the United Houma Nation. Cocoa is a fireman with the Jefferson Parish Fire Department and operates his own small food truck business on the weekends. Cocoa, a men's traditional dancer, has been a fixture at southeastern powwows for years; however, recently he is becoming known for his powwow food truck services selling fry bread and gumbo.

Cocoa is the proud father of Nicole and Nicholas. He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.