To start off July right, we discuss cultural resources with Kassie Rippee. The Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and archaeologist for the Coquille Indian Tribe in Coos Bay, Oregon, Kassie wears many hats most days, but more during our great year 2020. We talk about what a THPO does, COVID, race, and changing archaeological perspectives. Join us!
Who are your local federally recognized tribes? Find that here: https://www.usa.gov/tribes#item-37647
Also Google local tribes to find any unrecognized tribal entities that may reside or have ancestral lands in your area.
National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers News and Announcements has information on issues and actions here: http://www.nathpo.org/
National organization that focuses on heritage preservation and governmental actions, measures, etc. across the United States: https://heritagecoalition.org/
Find and contact your elected officials on local Cultural Resource issues here: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
Oregon Commision on Indian Services: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/cis
Official NPS bulletin on Traditional Cultural Properties: https://www.nps.gov/history/tribes/documents/tcp.pdf
There are several articles out there that discuss the value of TCPs as a listing on the NR versus recognition as eligible for said status,
as well as the benefits and drawbacks to full NR listing more generally.
How and where to register for federal, state, and local elections: https://www.usa.gov/voter-registration
Archaeological representation on The Hill and information on related issues: https://www.saa.org/government-affairs/take-action#/
National Register of Historic Places: how to evaluate an archaeological site
or Traditional Cultural Properties: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalregister/upload/NRB38-Completeweb.pdf
Society for Black Archaeologists: Archaeology in the Times of Black Lives Matter: https://www.societyofblackarchaeologists.com/new-events/2020/6/25/archaeology-in-the-times-of-black-lives-matter