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Recognizing Native Louisiana Tribes

The month of November, in particular, is set to recognize and honor Native American heritage and those who still continue in the footsteps of their ancestors.

Louisiana Tribes:

  • Bayou Lafourche Band – Lafourche Parish

  • Chitimacha Tribe – St. Mary Parish

  • Grand Caillou/Dulac Band – Terrebonne Parish

  • Jean Charles Choctaw Nation – Terrebonne Parish

  • Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe – Lafourche & Terrebonne Parishes

  • United Houma Nation – Assumption, Lafourche, Terrebonne & St. Tammany Parishes

  • Coushatta Tribe – Jefferson Davis Parish

  • Four Winds Cherokee – Allen Parish

  • Clifton Choctaw – Rapides & Vernon Parishes

  • Louisiana Band of Choctaw- Concordia Parish

  • Jena Band of Choctaw – La Salle Parish

  • Tunica-Biloxi Tribe – Avoyelles Parish

  • Addai Caddo – Natchitoches Parish

  • Apache Choctaw – Sabine Parish

  • Natchitoches Tribe – Natchitoches Paris

However, nationally more than 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence on tribal lands and in Alaska Native villages. More than 1 in 2 have experienced sexual violence. In Louisiana, the Houma Nation recognizes that healthy families and relationships are the heart of healthy communities and actively works to promote and live by these concepts.

Cafa Ogla: One People to STOP Violence, is a program to provide culturally-sensitive victim services for United Houma Nation citizens living in the 6-parish service area who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking. They help individuals and families to heal and plan for the future. To find out more, visit here. The state has also established a department that serves as a resource for established tribes. For more information click here.

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