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.
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.