News Release Date: August 16, 2017
Contact: Katie Diamond, 202-513-7261WASHINGTON – Today, the National Park Service announced the award of $517,471 in Tribal Heritage grants to 14 American Indian and Native Alaskan organizations to support the protection of America's native cultures. Projects funded by these grants will document histories, preserve traditional and performing arts, conduct surveys of historical and archeological sites, protect historic properties, and provide education and training for participants of historic preservation programs.
"These inspiring projects help connect people with traditions of the past,” said Acting National Park Service Director Michael T. Reynolds. “The grants are one of the ways the National Park Service works with American Indian and Native Alaskan communities to preserve their cultural heritage.”
Administered by the National Park Service, Tribal Heritage grants are appropriated annually by Congress from the Historic Preservation Fund, which is funded through Outer Continental Shelf oil lease revenues. More than 600 Tribal Heritage grants have been awarded throughout the previous 26 years of the program.
More information about the Tribal Heritage grants can be found online at www.nps.gov/thpo/tribal-heritage/index.html.
2017 Tribal Heritage Grants
|Alaska||Chickaloon Native Village||$40,000|
|Alaska||Chilkat Indian Village||$39,986|
|Alaska||Ninilchik Village Tribe||$40,000|
|California||Fort Mojave Indian Tribe||$40,000|
|Nebraska||Ponca Tribe of Nebraska||$37,747|
|New Mexico||Jicarilla Apache Nation||$40,000|
|Montana||Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribe||$40,000|
|South Carolina||Catawba Indian Nation||$40,000|
|Washington||Makah Indian Tribe||$39,932|
|Wisconsin||Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians||$24,515|
|Wisconsin||Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians||$15,485|
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