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POINTE-AU-CHIEN INDIAN TRIBE

Getting Involved

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Everyone of us is important. If you wish to get more involved in community affairs please contact the tribal office. Together we can make a difference!

Volunteer Your Time

There are many things to be done and there is an urgent need for volunteers. We need grantwriters and committee members to head programs to serve the community. Do you have an idea for a program you would like to see implemented? Go for it! We'll help you get started!
 
We need volunteers to interview tribal members, translate and transcribe trial interviews, and to peform primary reserach.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Melissa Billiot at pacitp1@aol.com or bayouindian@hotmail.com.  Melissa was the Tribe's Cultural Preservation Officer.  However, in 2008, the Tribal Building was destroyed, and we are awaiting a new space before we have a permanent number for volunteers.     

Register for an Upcoming Event

We will let you know through this site about upcoming grantwriting classes and other seminars/conferences of importance, so check back often!
We are looking for some spirited individuals to be a part of a social/activities committee to help coordinate community events, if you are interested in being a part of this fun activity let us know!
 
Please contact indianinstigator@aol.com for information on cultural preservation projects. 

Make a Donation

Donation's made to the tribe are tax deductible. We need donations for printing newsletters and to fund programs, but it doesn't have to be monetary. You can donate your time, or your cooking to help make activities successful and it is greatly appreciated!

Write a Letter or Sign a Petition

We need help in getting our voice heard to protect our land, our resources, and our homes.  Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
 
Example of Community Action:  Through the help of tribal members and meetings between the Tribal Council and Lafourche Parish officials, the road in lower Pointe-au-Chien was finally repaved.  This was the first repavement of the road since its initial creation over thirty years ago! 
 
We also need help in creating programs to maintain the dialect of French spoken by tribal members.  Unfortunately, the schools our children attend do not have French immersion programs, and no French is currently taught at the elementary schools.  For years, our people have been taught that French is inappropriate.  This, along with pop culture and more access outside the Community has resulted in a decline in the language.