About Houma Nation

Preserving and Maintaining Our Culture

The United Houma Nation (UHN) is a state recognized tribe of approximately 17,000 tribal members residing within a six-parish (county) service area encompassing 4,570 square miles. The six parishes, Terrebonne, Lafourche, Jefferson, St. Mary, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes are located along the southeastern coast of Louisiana. Within this area, distinct tribal communities are situated among the interwoven bayous and canals where Houmas traditionally earned a living. Although by land and road these communities are distant, they were historically very close by water. However, boat travel is no longer a viable option due to the effects of coastal erosion, which has left these waterways either nonexistent or impassable and in many cases completely open water that requires larger vessels for safe travel.

The Tribe today is presented with the unique challenges of preserving and maintaining our culture and way of life when the land is disappearing from underneath our feet. The UHN is committed and dedicated to doing exactly that. Please check out our photo gallery of the most recent tribal events and activities.