Any Houmas here? You may want to 'call home'
1,500 members still scattered by Katrina
Sunday, September 03, 2006
By John Pope
When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pummeled south Louisiana, Brenda Dardar
Robichaux knew she had to act fast.
Robichaux, the chief of the 18,000-member United Houma Nation, had to find the
8,000 scattered members of her tribe and help them rebuild their lives in an
expanse stretching from New Orleans and neighboring parishes to Cajun country.
Lacking confidence in the federal government, she turned to the Red Cross and
American Indian sources -- Web sites, media outlets and organizations -- and
waited to see what might happen.