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National Park Service News Release


For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2013
Contact(s):   Mike Litterst, 202-513-0354

Hampton Tucker, 202- 354-2067


National Park Service Announces $3.7 million in Historic Preservation Grants for American Indian Tribes

WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $3.7 million in historic preservation grants to 142 American Indian tribes. The grants assist tribes in carrying out national historic preservation program responsibilities on tribal lands.

“Our country’s American Indian tribes embody a rich heritage of human experiences, architectural and intellectual achievements, and cultural identities,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.  “These grants will help tribes preserve their important cultural sites so that all Americans can gain a greater appreciation of their rich traditions and cultures.”

Tribes can use the grants to fund projects such as nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, preservation education, architectural planning, historic structure reports, community preservation plans, and bricks-and-mortar repair to buildings. Examples of projects funded by grants in 2012 include:

  • The Caddo Nation developed a memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office regarding procedures for the treatment and disposition of all Native American human remains and cultural items found at Bellevue Mound.  The mound is one of the oldest Native American burial mounds in northwest Louisiana, located on the Caddo Nation’s traditional homeland.  Originally acquired for use as access to a boat launch, the Army Corps of Engineers decided, after consultation with the Caddo Tribal Historic Preservation Office, that the site will be used for educational purposes in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Grant money from tribal historic preservation offices was used to survey approximately 242,175 acres of tribal land, resulting in 4,746 archeological sites and 1,115 historic properties being added to tribal inventories. 

The Historic Preservation Fund is derived by revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf and catalyze private and non-federal investment in historic preservation efforts nationwide. The National Park Service administers the fund and distributes annual matching grants to state and tribal historic preservation officers from money made available in Congressional appropriations.  This year’s appropriation was decreased by about five percent as a result of sequestration. 

Also today, more $21.6  million was distributed to state historic preservation offices to help states and territories preserve and protect historic sites. 

For more information about the National Park Service tribal preservation programs and grants, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/tribes/Tribal_Historic_Preservation_Officers_Program.htm

 

FISCAL YEAR 2013
HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND APPORTIONMENT TO TRIBES
Under Public Law 113-6

Absentee-Shawnee

$22,167

 

Northern Cheyenne

$29,066

Agua Caliente Band

$23,434

 

Oglala Sioux

$32,978

Aroostook Band - Micmacs

$22,427

 

Omaha

$27,480

Bad River Band - Chippewa

$26,712

 

Oneida

$23,591

Bay Mills Indian Community

$22,995

 

Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma

$21,676

Bear River Band

$21,423

 

Pala Band

$23,887

Big Pine Paiute

$21,847

 

Passamaquoddy

$26,822

Bishop Paiute Tribe

$22,294

 

Pawnee Nation

$22,571

Blackfeet

$32,126

 

Penobscot

$26,049

Blue Lake Rancheria

$21,430

 

Picayune Rancheria

$21,687

Bois Forte Chippewa

$26,767

 

Pinoleville Pomo Nation

$21,541

Buena Vista Rancheria

$21,445

 

Pit River Tribe

$24,076

Caddo

$21,510

 

Poarch Band of Creeks

$21,784

Catawba

$22,359

 

Pokagon Band

$22,181

Chehalis Reservation Tribes

$51,657

 

Ponca

$21,670

Cheyenne-Arapaho  

$23,821

 

Port Gamble S’Klallam

$22,502

Cheyenne River

$34,057 

 

Pueblo of Pojoaque       

$23,959

Chippewa Cree

$26,654

 

Pueblo of Santa Ana      

$26,042

Chitimacha Tribe of LA

$22,014

 

Pueblo of Tesuque         

$24,262

Choctaw

$24,218

 

Pyramid Lake Paiute      

$29,144

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

$22,393

 

Quapaw of Oklahoma                          

$22,473

Coeur d'Alene

$28,774

 

Red Cliff Chippewa                              

$24,128

Colville

$31,878

 

Reno Sparks Indian Colony        

$22,723

Comanche

$22,099

 

Rosebud Sioux                                        

$29,219

Coos, L. Umpqua & Siuslaw

$21,611

 

Round Valley Indian Tribes              

$55,762

Coquille Indian Tribe

$24,813

 

Saginaw Chippewa        

$59,844

Coushatta Tribe of LA

$49,685

 

Salish/Kootenai

$31,706

Cow Creek

$51,374

 

San Carlos Apache

$26,216

Crow Creek Sioux

$28,213

 

Santee Sioux

$26,621

Crow Tribe of Indians  

$33,361

  Seminole Tribe of Florida $24,253

Dry Creek Rancheria

$21,468

 

Seneca

$25,562

Eastern Cherokee

$25,599

 

Seneca Cayuga

$22,516

Eastern Shawnee

$49,227

 

Sherwood Valley

$22,079

Eastern Shoshone

$33,337

 

Shingle Springs Rancheria

$21,671

Elk Valley Rancheria

$21,974

 

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

$24,411

Flandreau Santee Sioux

$22,756

 

Skokomish                                                

$23,277
Fond du Lac Band Chippewa $26,409   

Smith River Rancheria                        

$21,337

Forest County Potawatomi

$23,967

 

Spokane                                                     

$27,081

Fort Belknap

$29,905

 

Squaxin Island                                         

$22,702

Fort Peck Tribes

$33,083

 

St. Regis Mohawk                                  

$24,253

Gila River Indian Community

$28,667

 

Standing Rock Sioux                            

$33,430

Grand Portage Chippewa

$25,399

 

Stewart's Point Rancheria           

$21,336

Grand Ronde Community

$23,859 

 

Stockbridge-Munsee Band                

$24,231

Ho-Chunk Nation

$22,781

 

Susanville Rancheria                            

$22,398

Hopland Band of Pomo

$22,727

 

Suquamish Tribe                                    

$23,574

Hualapai

$30,944

 

Swinomish Tribe                                    

$23,841

Iowa Tribe of KS & NE

$23,961

 

Thlopthlocco Tribal Town               

$22,800

Jena Band of Choctaw

$21,430

 

Three Affiliated Tribes                       

$30,994

Jicarilla Apache

$30,629  

  Timbisha Shoshone                             
$23,601

Karuk Tribe

$22,264

 

Tohono O'odham                                  

$34,092

Keweenaw Bay

$25,566

 

Trinidad Rancheria                              

$21,493

Lac Courte Oreilles

$26,042

 

Tunica-Biloxi                                          

$0*

Lac du Flambeau

$26,289

 

Turtle Mountain                                    

$31,038

Lac Vieux Desert Band

$21,872

 

Twenty-Nine Palms Band                  

$48,777

Leech Lake

$29,988 

  Umatilla                                                      $27,887

Lower Sioux

$22,634

 

United Auburn Community              

$0*

Lummi

$24,478

 

Upper Sioux Community                   

$22,533

Makah

$24,773

 

Ute Mountain Ute                                 

$29,793

Mashantucket Pequot

$22,600

 

Wampanoag                                             

$21,974

Menominee  

$27,781

 

Warm Springs                                          

$29,927

Mescalero Apache

$29,116

 

Washoe Tribe                                          

$23,209

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma

$21,611

 

White Earth Chippewa                        

$30,505

Mille Lacs

$26,467

 

White Mountain                                     

$32,382

Mohegan Tribe of Conn.

$22,064 

 

Winnebago                                               

$26,562

Muscogee Creek Nation

$23,513

 

Wiyot  

$21,563

Narragansett

$22,700

 

Wyandotte        

$21,910

Native Village of Kake

$21,134

 

Yakama Nation                                      

$31,865

Navajo

$41,811

 

Yankton Sioux                                        

$25,597

Nez Perce

$30,300

 

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation 

$21,820

Nooksack

$21,857

 

Yurok  

$25,608

Northern Arapaho

$34,429

  Zuni     $29,128
     

 

 

     

TOTAL

$3,747,639

*Tribe declined offer of FY13 grant assistance

 


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