Sac and Fox Nation receives Underrepresented Community Award from the National Park Service

Pictured: Justin Freeland Wood, Principal Chief of the Sac & Fox Nation with Black Hawk Bronze.(Photo: Sac & Fox Nation)

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Sac and Fox Nation receives a $49,645.00 grant to survey historic Sac and Fox sites for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places

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Sac and Fox Nation

The Sac and Fox Nation Business Committee is pleased to announce the Sac and Fox Nation was awarded a grant from the Underrepresented Community Grant Program. The grant program is funded by the Historic Preservation Fund, and administered by the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The Underrepresented Community Grant Program focuses on documenting the homes, lives, landscapes, and experiences of underrepresented peoples who played a significant role in national history. The Sac and Fox Nation was awarded $49,645.00 to survey and inventory Sac and Fox sites for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Park Service awarded a total of $750,000 in Underrepresented Community Grants to support the identification and nomination of sites to the National Register of Historic Places. Grants were awarded to help fund 18 projects to eight states, six tribes, two local governments, the District of Columbia, and the Federated States of Micronesia. The Sac and Fox Nation was the sole FY 2019 grantee located in Oklahoma.

“We thank the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior for this important grant. These funds will allow the Sac and Fox Nation to conduct critical work surveying historical Sac and Fox sites,” said Principal Chief Justin F. Wood. “These sites are important to our people, but are also important to our national history. This grant is a necessary tool to protect historical sites of underrepresented communities. The Sac and Fox Nation will continue to preserve our history so future generations may benefit from it.”

Public questions and concerns about the project may be addressed to Chris Boyd, Sac and Fox Nation: (918) 968-3526.

For more information about the grants and the Underrepresented Community Grant Program, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/preservation-grants/community-grants.html

About the Sac and Fox Nation

The Sac and Fox Nation is a federally recognized tribal nation of over 4,000 enrolled members. The Nation is led by the Business Committee, comprised of five elected officials: Principal Chief Justin F. Wood, Second Chief Don Abney, Secretary Jacklyn King, Treasurer Jared King, and Committee Member Robert Williamson. The Nation’s jurisdiction lies in portions of Payne, Lincoln and Pottawatomie counties, with the capitol complex located outside of Stroud, Oklahoma.

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