United Houma Nation

Principal Chief

Thomas Dardar Jr. is the Principal Chief of the United Houma Nation Tribe located in Southeast Louisiana. He is a long time member of the United Houma Nation Tribal Council. Thomas serves on the Teche Action Clinic Board of Directors, the Terrebonne Parish Council on Aging board of Directors, Bayou Blue Volunteer Fire fighters Board of Directors, a Volunteer Fire Fighter and First Responder for the Bayou Blue Area, and he also proudly wears the bonnet of Indian Santa, a tradition that was started in 1985 by Joe Dardar, when Hurricane Juan devastated the Houma Indian communities along the Gulf Coast. Together with Toys for Tots, Chief Thomas and his family travel to the different communities delivering toys to hundreds of children who wait all year for that special event.

Thomas is presently employed by Marlin services, LLC. of Houma. He is a NACE Certified Inspector. Thomas and his family have participated in and assisted at pow wows all over the south for more than 30 years, and are considered family to all along the powwow circuit.