Earlier this year, tribal leaders began having discussions with Terrebonne Parish School Board about its plans for the now unoccupied Daigleville School located at 8245 Main Street, Houma, Louisiana. The school, one of several located throughout tribal communities, first opened its doors in 1962 and was the first Indian School prior to the Civil Rights act of 1965 that allowed UHN tribal citizens to graduate from high school. The Daigleville School has been vacant for the last 10 years. ..
In the 1930s two school buildings were floated down Bayou Terrebonne that became the Indian School in Montegut. During the mid 80s, the UHN purchased the property and building, which required some much needed attention following flooding in 1992 with Hurricane Andrew. Through the work of volunteers, the building soon became a gathering place for the tribal communities in the eastern bayou communities of Terrebonne Parish where community meetings and gatherings took place regularly. Additionally a community church operated from the building for a few years until their permanent facility was built. ..
For the last 2 years the United Houma Nation Tribal Council has been in discussions with representatives of the French Embassy, French Consulate Generals Office and French officials in developing a multi-purpose, comprehensive tribal cultural center. The project grew from a discussion about the preservation of the Houma French language and the vision for a center that would preserve tribal identity. ..