united houma nation
December 4, 2015 -
As world leaders gathered in France to negotiate an agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions, they were joined by a delegation of ecological justice activists from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida whose communities have been directly affected by climate change and the oil and gas industry.
April 23, 2015 -
Five years after the BP oil spill, the people of the United Houma Nation continue to live with impacts of the disaster but are barred from recovery funds due to the tribe's lack of federal recognition. This week, the Houma are renewing their long fight for federal status by launching a petition to the Obama administration.
December 23, 2014 -
A gathering held earlier this month in a community near Louisiana's imperiled coast brought together Houma Indians and young climate activists to build solidarity to address global warming, rising seas, and the environmental effects of oil drilling.