Cultural Resources Program

CONTACT INFORMATION

Lapwai       208-843-7313 PHONE      208-843-7419 FAX

VISION

To protect, perpetuate, and preserve the cultural resources of the Nimiipuu.

 

GOALS

The Cultural Resource Program works with other Tribal, federal, and state agencies to protect cultural properties of importance to the Nez Perce.

 

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

The Cultural Resource Program provides recommendations to Tribal Programs for effective cultural preservation.  We also monitor federal compliance with regulations that provide assurances of preservation protection for ancient historic sites and cultural properties on and off Tribal lands.

 

STAFF

  • Director

  • Ethnographer

  • Tribal Archaeologist

  • 2 Field Technicians

  • Hanford Cultural Res. Coordinator

  • Hanford Cultural Specialist

  • Hanford Monitor

  • Language Team Leader

  • 1 Language Coordinator

  • Elder Teacher/Researcher

  • 4 Elder Teachers & 4 Student Teachers

  • Circle of Elders (10)

  • Cultural Arts Coordinator 

 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Oral History/Native Traditions

  • Archaeology/Historic Preservation:  Currently staffed by 2 employees

  • ERWM Cultural Resources, staffed by 3

  • Nimiipuu Language, staffed by 3 and 10 Board Members (Circle of Elders)

  • Archival, non at this time

  • Lapwai Arts Council staffed by 1 and Board of Councilors of 10

 

 

 



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