AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar Announces $4.4 Million in Grants for Historic Preservation by American Indian Tribes

7/8/2011


WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced $4.4 million in grants from the Historic Preservation Fund to 117 American Indian tribes to assist with the preservation of important historic and cultural sites and to promote education and interpretation programs.

“As part of our commitment to empowering Indian nations to achieve the future of their choosing, we want to support the agendas of tribes to preserve, interpret, and enrich their heritage,” Secretary Salazar said. “These investments will help not only help protect cultural and historic sites, but also provide tools to spur new economic opportunities in tribal communities.”

The grants are derived from revenues from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf and are used by the National Park Service to make historic preservation grants to Tribal Historic Preservation Officers.

“Assisting tribal historic preservation efforts is one of several ways that we help American Indians recover and safeguard their cultural heritage,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “We are honored to collaborate with tribes on this important front.”

Tribes use the grants to fund projects such as nominations to the NPS's National Register of Historic Places, preservation education, architectural planning, historic structure reports, community preservation plans, and bricks-and-mortar repair to buildings. HPF grants are also made to State Historic Preservation Offices.

Grants and programs funded by the HPF encourage private and non-federal investment in historic preservation efforts nationwide. Recent HPF achievements can be found in its annual report at http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/hpg/downloads/2010_HPF_Report.pdf.

For more information about NPS tribal preservation programs and grants, please visit http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/tribal/.



Fiscal Year 2011 Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Indian Tribes



Absentee-Shawnee $31,060
Agua Caliente Band
$32,696
Bad River Band - Chippewa
$36,931
Bay Mills Indian Community $32,130
Bear River Band
$30,100
Big Pine Paiute
$30,647
Bishop Paiute Tribe $31,225
Blackfeet
$43,921
Blue Lake Rancheria $29,909
Bois Forte Chippewa
$37,001
Buena Vista Rancheria
$30,128
Caddo
$29,975
Catawba
$31,310
Cheyenne-Arapaho $33,195
Cheyenne River
$46,416
Chippewa Cree
$36,855
Choctaw
$33,709
Citizen Potawatomi Nation $31,353
Coeur d'Alene
$39,592
Colville $43,602
Comanche $30,973
Coos, L. Umpqua & Siuslaw $30,343
Coquille Indian Tribe
$59,311
Crow Creek Sioux
$70,714
Crow Tribe of Indians $45,517
Dry Creek Rancheria
$30,158
Eastern Cherokee $35,492
Elk Valley Rancheria
$30,811
Flandreau Santee Sioux $57,615
Fond du Lac Band Chippewa $36,538
Fort Peck Tribes $82,402
Gila River Indian Community $39,454
Grand Portage Band of Chippewa $35,234
Grand Ronde Community
$60,259
Ho-Chunk Nation
$31,854
Hopland Band of Pomo $31,783
Hualapai
$42,395
Jena Band of Choctaw $30,109
Jicarilla Apache
$41,990
Karuk Tribe
$31,186
Keweenaw Bay
$35,451
Lac Courte Oreilles $36,065
Lac du Flambeau
$36,384
Lac Vieux Desert Band $30,680
Leech Lake $41,160
Lower Sioux
$31,664
Lummi
$34,045
Makah
$34,426
Mashantucket Pequot
$31,620
Menominee
$38,311
Mescalero Apache $40,035
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma $30,343
Mille Lacs $36,614
Muscogee Creek Nation $59,431
Narragansett
$31,749
Navajo
$56,430
Nez Perce $35,058
Nooksak
$30,661
Northern Arapaho $44,355
Northern Cheyenne $39,970
Oglala Sioux
$45,022
Oneida $32,899
Pala Band $33,280
Passamaquoddy $37,072
Pawnee Nation
$31,582
Penobscot $36,074
Pinoleville Pomo Nation
$30,252
Pit River Tribe
$33,525
Poarch Band of Creeks $30,566
Pokagon Band $31,079
Ponca $30,417
Pueblo of Pojoaque $33,372
Pueblo of Santa Ana
$65,503
Pueblo of Tesuque
$33,767
Quapaw of Oklahoma
$31,455
Red Cliff Chippewa $33,593
Reno Sparks Indian Colony $57,538
Rosebud Sioux $40,167
Salish/Kootenai
$43,378
San Carlos Apache $36,289
Santee Sioux
$36,813
Seminole Tribe of Florida $33,754
Seneca $35,446
Sherwood Valley $30,768
Shingle Springs Rancheria
$55,012
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
$33,959
Skokomish
$32,494
Smith River Rancheria
$29,988
Spokane $37,408
Squaxin Island $31,751
St. Regis Mohawk $33,754
Standing Rock Sioux $45,606
Stewart's Point Rancheria $29,987
Stockbridge-Munsee Band
$33,726
Susanville Rancheria $31,358
Suquamish Tribe $32,876
Swinomish Tribe
$33,220
Table Bluff – Wiyot
$30,281
Three Affiliated Tribes $42,460
Timbisha Shoshone $16,533
Tohono O'odham
$46,461
Trinidad Rancheria $30,190
Tunica-Biloxi
$31,119
Turtle Mountain
$36,024
Umatilla $38,448
Ute Mountain Ute $40,909
Wampanoag $30,811
Warm Springs $41,083
Washoe Tribe
$32,347
White Earth Chippewa $41,828
White Mountain
$44,253
Wyandotte
$30,728
Yakama Nation
$43,586
Yankton Sioux
$35,490
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation $55,370
Yurok
$35,504
Zuni
$40,050
TOTAL
$4,388,570