TRIBAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER
The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska “Iowa Tribe” has a Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) supported through tribal resolution. This position is additionally supported by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, which allows for federally recognized tribes to install a Preservation Officer equal to State Historical Preservation Officers (SHPO). Tribes assuming SHPO responsibilities from the state have preservation duties and functions such as working with agencies to insure that the preservation guidelines of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 are being followed, provide technical assistance for language conservation efforts, educational outreach, cultural and heritage tourism, burial location and documentation, and planning to ensure the preservation, respect and education of a tribe’s culture.
Section 106 reads ‘ The head of any Federal agency having direct or indirect jurisdiction over a proposed Federal or federally assisted undertaking in any State and the head of any Federal department or independent agency having authority to license any undertaking shall, prior to the approval of the expenditure of any Federal funds on the undertaking or prior to the issuance of any license, as the case may be, take into account the effect of the undertaking on any district, site, building, structure or object that is included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register. The head of any such Federal agency shall afford the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation established under Title II of this Act a reasonable opportunity to comment with regard to such undertaking.’
The Section 106 process is regulated by 36 CFR Part 800 and are the formal responsibility of the Nation’s THPO. Process details are laid out for compliance with the section. These details are outlined in four steps:
1. Initiate the process by contacting any consulting entities for the site
2. Identify any historic sites
3. Assess potential adverse affects
4. Resolve adverse affects
The Iowa Tribe requests to be considered during consultation practices in several states.
AREAS OF SECTION 106 INTEREST
Maps of areas of Section 106 interest for the Iowa Tribe.
Wisconsin Illinois Iowa
Nebraska South Dakota
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer:
3345 B. Thrasher Road
White Cloud, KS 66094
T ele (785) 595-3258
Fax (785) 595-661 0