Investing in Tribal Artists

Are you looking to learn more from the tribe’s culture bearers? Are you interested in learning how to create works of art that contribute to our heritage? We would like to hear from you! This questionnaire should take less than five minutes and will contribute to the UHN’s efforts in preserving Houma culture.

The United Houma Nation is pleased to announce our participation in the National Performance Network’s first cohort of Southern Artists for Social Change. This project focuses on artists and culture bearers of color engaging in social change in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Our project, Investing in Tribal Artists, aims to provide an experience that not only educates but also engages and grounds tribal citizens of the United Houma Nation into our unique culture in a way that ultimately encourages social action. The project will incorporate workshops on traditional practices and knowledge-sharing that demonstrate basket weaving, palmetto hut construction, traditional storytelling, medicinal herb work, making moss dolls, garfish scale jewelry, and much more. The project will additionally create an apprenticeship program where culture bearers have the opportunity to pass down traditional skills. As a result, at least three participants per year will learn and master a traditional skill, allowing the tribal community to continue on these Houma traditions.
If you are interested in participating in the workshops or apprenticeship program, please click the survey below. We will share updates and workshop dates throughout this entire process.