The National Park Service awarded $537,005 in Tribal Heritage Grants to 11 projects across the country to support the protection of America’s Indigenous cultures.
The grant program focuses on oral histories, plant and animal species important in tradition, sacred and historic places, and the establishment of tribal historic preservation offices.
Some of the projects this year’s grants will invest in include:
- Historic preservation work at the Pueblo of Zuni in New Mexico to prepare a historical site assessment and mitigation plan for the repair and preservation of the Middle Village Kiva.
- In Maine, the Arrostook Band of Micmacs will conduct an oral history project documenting basket making and the story of an insect that threatens this important traditional cultural practice.
- The Knik Tribe in Alaska will lead an archaeological survey and map an important cultural area considered to be part of the tribe’s ancestral lands in the Upper Cook Inlet Dena’ina Territory, laying a foundation for future conservation easement.
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