National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis recently announced more than $700,000 in historic preservation grants to 18 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives organizations.
“These grants help America’s first peoples in preserving significant tribal places, culture and tradition,” Jarvis said. “Whether used to create oral history programs, operate museums and cultural centers, or develop training and education programs, the grants help all Americans gain a greater appreciation of our nation’s rich traditions and cultures.”
The competitive grants can also be used 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.
Congress provides these grant appropriations each year with revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf. The National Park Service administers the grants through the Historic Preservation Fund on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior.
The grants were given as follows:
Ahtna Heritage Foundation (Alaska)—$39,523
Igiugig Village Council (Alaska)—$26,691
Native Village of Ambler (Alaska)—$39,942
Seldovia Village Tribe, IRA (Alaska)—$40,000
Hoopa Valley Tribe, (California)—$40,000
Ione Band of Miwok Indians (California)—$40,000
Sherwood Valley Rancheria Valley Band of Pomo Indians, (California)—$40,000
Kohe Malamaiam O Kanaloa(Protect Kaho'olawe Fund), (Hawaii)—$34,175
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (Michigan)—$40,000
The Prairie Island Paiute Tribe (Nevada)—$39,421
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe (Nevada)—$36,902
Navajo Nation – Fort Defiance Chapter (New Mexico)—$40,000
Pueblo of Santa Ana (New Mexico)—$38,579
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, (Oklahoma)—$30,925
Peori Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma (Oklahoma)—$48,000
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (Oklahoma)—$40,000
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, (Oklahoma)—$59,692
Confederated tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians (Oregon)—$39,066
For more information about the National Park Service tribal preservation programs and grants, visit NPS.gov.