Louise Billiot

Dulac, Louisiana

United Houma Nation

“I believe that the creator makes us. When we were born he decided I would be in this and he decided that’s what was best for me.

“I feel like I have to live and find the purpose for me by making me Indian.”

“When I was younger I was happy. I felt loved by my parents and the community, the whole Indian community, everybody in the community. They didn’t holler at us kids, they didn’t beat us… don’t get me wrong, they disciplined us. They made sure that we respected people, especially our elders.”