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National Park Service Awards Historic Preservation Grants to Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations

WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today 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,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “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.

For more information about the National Park Service tribal preservation programs and grants, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/tribes/Tribal_Historic_Preservation_Officers_Program.htm.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND APPORTIONMENT TO

INDIAN TRIBES, ALASKA NATIVES, AND NATIVE HAWAIIANS

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

TOTAL                                                                 $712,916

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