Government

Principal Chief

August “Cocoa” Creppel
 

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District 1

Adam Crappel

District 1:  All of St. Mary Parish

Mr. Adam Crappel began serving on the United Houma Nation Tribal Council in June 2012. On July 11, 2015 Mr. Crappel was elected Vice Principal Chief.  He is the owner and President of A&E Office Machines, Inc. based in Morgan City, Louisiana.  He represents District 1, which encompasses all of St. Mary Parish.

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District 2

Lora Ann Chaisson

District 2Terrebonne Parish – Bourg/Bayou Blue (70343), Chauvin (70344), and Montegut/Point aux Chene/Isle de Jean Charles (70377)

Ms. Chaisson is serving District 2, which consist of Bourg, Chauvin, Grand Bois, Isle de Jean Charles, Montegut, and Pointe aux Chene.  She is the UHN delegate to the National Congress of American Indians. She is the daughter of Theo and the late Betty Chaisson.

Lora Ann’s first presentation on behalf of the Houma people was in 1980, and from that day on she has promoted the Houma People locally, nationally and internationally of her Proud Houma Heritage!  She is also a proud traditional basket weaver.  She is employed with the Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana since April 4, 1994, and part owner of Isle de Jean Charles Marina Inc.  As Job Developer with the Inter-Tribal Council, Ms. Chaisson serves on two regional Workforce Investment Boards representing Louisiana’s American Indian people.  She is a 1998 alumni with the American Indian Opportunity Ambassador Program, a national organization encouraging tribal leadership.  

She is very proud and feels privileged to serve the United Houma Nation People.  To contact Ms. Chaisson directly, click here.

District 3

Pierre Solet

District 3: Terrebonne Parish – Theriot/Lower Dularge (70397) and Dulac (70353)

Mr. Solet was elected to the council in June 2016. He has resided in Dulac all of his life. He owned several businesses including the P & S Grocery and D & B Grocery & Hardware for 20 years. Pierre worked for Hope Services for 5 years and Candies Shipyard until his retirement this summer. Mr. Solet served on the board of the Dulac Community Center for 10 years and he currently is serving his 3rd term on the National Tekawitha Conference Board as the Finance Chair. His previous two terms on the board he served as Chair. Active in his church he is also currently serving on the board of the Holy Family Catholic Church Council.

District 4

John Silver

PARLIAMENTARIAN

District 4: Terrebonne Parish – The area of Houma (70363) south of Thompson Road along Hwy. 57 (Grand Caillou Road) and Hwy. 315 (Bayou Dularge Road) south of the Intracoastal Canal

John Silver was born March 4, 1980 in the small, predominately Houma Indian community of Dulac, Louisiana. Born to John Silver and Lucretia Parfait McDonald, he was reared by his grandparents, Pearly Gregoire Parfait and the late Antoine Clarence Parfait, Sr. Surrounded by an out sized loving family, including quite a large extended family, they reared John on the traditions so important to the identity of being Houma along with imparting in him an interest and love of food, family, Houma-French language and traditional way of life that is still ever present today.

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District 5

Chuck Duthu

VICE PRINCIPAL CHIEF

District 5: Terrebonne Parish – The area of Houma (70363) north of Thompson Road along Hwy. 57 (Grand Caillou Road) and Hwy. 315 (Bayou Duarge Road) north of the Intracoastal Canal including all of East Houma, Village East, etc.

Charlton “Chuck” Duthu was born in Houma, Louisiana. He and his brother were raised by their mother, Anna M. Parfait and their maternal grandfather, Joseph Parfait in Dulac, Louisiana where they were taught the importance of an education and to have pride in your heritage. He has been living in Houma for over 30 years now.

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District 6

Seat Currently Vacant

District 6: Terrebonne Parish – Houma (70364 & 70360), Gibson (70356), Gray (70359) and Schriever (70395)

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District 7

Seat Currently Vacant

District 7: All of Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes, Jefferson Parish – Gretna (70053-70056)

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District 8

Gretchen Billiot Boudreaux 

TREASURER

District 8: Jefferson Parish – Marrero (70073, 70072), Barataria (70036), Lafitte (70067) and Harvey (70058-70059)

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District 9

Seat Currently Vacant

District 9: Jefferson Parish – Metairie (70001-70006), Kenner (70062-70065), Harahan (70123), Jefferson (70121) and Waggaman/Westwego/Bridge City/Avondale (70094-96)

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District 10

Currently Vacant

District 10: Lafourche/Jefferson Parishes – Grande Isle (70358), Leeville/Golden Meadow (70357), Galliano (70354) and the area of Cut Off (70345) south of the South Lafourche Bridge as divided by East 90th Street along Hwy. 308 and Tarpon Pass between LA 1 and Hwy. 3235

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District 11

Dixie Breaux 

SECRETARY

District 11: Lafourche Parish – The area of Cut Off (70345) north of the South Lafourche Bridge as divided by East 90th Street along Hwy. 308 and Tarpon Pass between LA 1 and Hwy. 3235, Larose (70373), Lockport (70374), Mathews (70375), Gheens (70355), Raceland (70394) and Thibodaux (70301)

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