Ann Luster Robichaux

Theriot, Louisiana United Houma Nation Favorite Tradition Use of garfish scales in traditional jewelry Being UHN “It’s almost like it’s a dying art, as I find as the generations go on, a lot of the kids, the younger generation aren’t keeping it up. So, I find it’s important as far as being a tribal member […]

Lora Ann Chaisson

Pointe-aux-Chênes, Louisiana United Houma Nation Favorite Tradition Cooking and basket weaving Being UHN “Knowing there’s only 17,000 of us in the world and there’s only one of me and the fact that I am one of 17,000 is so special to me. “It’s not like you can go across the country and get an Houma […]

John Rodrigue

Pointe-aux-Chênes, Louisiana United Houma Nation Favorite Tradition Fishing Being UHN “ A good thing about it is that tribes can get together and teach their children their heritage.” Growing Up in South Louisiana “We fished a lot, shrimp, a lot of commercial fishing. As far as playtime, you made your own playtime.” Listen

Clyde Billiot

Golden Meadow, Louisiana United Houma Nation Favorite Tradition “We loved swimming, playing in the bayou, climbing my aunt and uncles trees. Can’t go wrong. We used play sticks, where you take a stick and throw it and see wherever it lands. We used to play that a lot.” Being UHN “ It means when you […]

Bette Billiot

Dulac, Louisiana United Houma Nation Favorite Tradition “Outside of family coming together at powwows, it would be getting together with my aunts and cooking and learning their cooking.” Being UHN “I am very prideful of who I am and where I come from. I think it was meant for me to be a part of […]

Joshua Pitre

Cut Off, Louisiana currently in Washington DC United Houma Nation Pitre is the director of government relations at Clause Law in Washington DC. He has worked on behalf of tribal nations for more than a decade. See his full professional bio. Favorite Tradition “One of the most important traditions that I’ve been able to learn […]

Ryan Anthony Williams

Houma, LOuisiana United Houma Nation Williams is an actor, model and director known for his roles in: Genius The Devil All the Time Queen Sugar

Councilman Janzen Verdin

The United Houma Nation Leadership Listen Dulac, Louisiana United Houma Nation, District #3 By Loyrn Monceaux, Staff WRiter For a tribe of over 19,000, proper communication channels are essential to keeping everyone well informed and active. However, these channels need to be properly developed and maintained by someone with experience. Janzen Verdin joined the United […]

Kasha Lacoban Clay

Houma, LOuisiana United Houma Nation Favorite Traditions “I would say community in general. There’s many assets of our community so I have and it all kind of links together at some point or another, but I have elders that I speak with, and even communicate with, and it’s on different levels. But sometimes I’ll be […]

Janie Verret Luster

Dularge, Louisiana United Houma Nation Favorite Traditions “I’m a traditional Houma Indian basket weaver and traditional artist using the alligator gar fish. I still practice some of our old traditional medicines that were passed down to me by my parents and grandparents and great aunts – very proud of that.” Being UHN “Sharing our culture […]