A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
A sound records management program will contribute to the preservation of a tribe's contemporary cultural and governmental story. Culturally, Native American tribes practice recordkeeping. Images found painted on a tipi or buffalo hide, etched in pottery or stone, or in ancient tales passed down through oral tradition all help preserve ancestral customs.
OTR promotes records management to tribes and provides records management services and training upon request. OTR currently assists compact/contract tribes with records management. If a tribe does not currently practice records management, OTR will provide guidance and technical assistance to create a records management program.