Indigenous Organizations of the Area
HOUMA LANGUAGE PROJECT
This project is reviving the Houma's indigenous language, which has not been spoken fully since the late 1800s. Remnants of the Houma language are found in recordings of tribal members, memories of elderly member's stories, and written in past research. We gather this information through community involvement, interviews, and good old research. Our goal is to revitalize the oral tradtions to a point of community participation and cultural representation.
BULBANCHA IS STILL A PLACE ZINE
Bulbancha Is Still A Place is a zine is about Indigenous culture, and originates from Bulbancha, a place renamed by colonizers as “New Orleans.” This POC Zine Project sponsored zine proudly showcases and asserts Indigenous culture through essays, art, and poetry authored by Indigenous scholars and community members in Louisiana and nationwide. Additionally, this zine serves as an intervention and declaration by every contributing writer: "It's 2018, not 1918; nothing about us, without us."
INTER-TRIBAL COUNCIL OF LOUISIANA
For over 40 years, the Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana has strived to serve as one unified voice for Native Americans in Louisiana to achieve self-determination and basic human rights such as; healthcare, housing, employment, and education for tribal communities throughout the state.
We are currently funded through federal grants like the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act, Section 166, the Workforce Innovation Fund, the Senior Community Services Employment Program, and the Community Services Block Grant.
With the funds from these grants, we are able to provide employment and training services, supportive services, relocation-for-work assistance, and financial assistance to qualifying Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians living in Louisiana.