• TRIBAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

    Rick Thomas, Director

    203 His Red Nation, Ave.

    Niobrara, Nebraska 68760

    Cell # 1-402-640-9561

  • TRIBAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION

         In 2010 the Santee Sioux Nation's Preservation and Cemetery Board worked on the National Park Service Grant and was awarded in 2010. The National Historic Preservation Act allowed tribes to seek funding to establish a Tribal Historic Preservation Office.  The regulations define the term "THPO" as those tribes that have assumed SHPO responsibilities on their tribal lands and have been certified pursuant to Section 101(d)(2) of the NHPA. Nevertheless, remember that tribes that have not been so certified have the same consultation and concurrence rights as THPOs, when the undertaking takes place or affects historic properties on their tribal lands.  The practical difference is that during such undertakings, THPOs would be consulted in lieu of the SHPO, while non-certified tribes would be consulted in addition to the SHPO.

         The Act also allows tribes to illustrate their interests on lands recognized by Tribal Government as our homeland, which a resolution has declared the State of Minnesota and our original home land.  It is vital through the THPO's office to monitor all Federal undertaking that warrants our office to seek an interest when construction below the surface of recognized land, for a TCP, which is Traditional Cultural Properties. This is NHPA's Section 106 process, that we are heavily involved with.  We are discovering info and we are the voice of our ancestors and mitigate when artifacts or other cultural properties are located.

  • CEMETERY BOARD

    Arthur "Butch" Denny, Chairman

    Martha Campbell, Secretary

    Robert Campbell, Treasurer

    Thelma Thomas, Member

    Roger Trudell, Member




  •   Scenic View - Burial Land - Santee, Nebraska

  • SANTEE SIOUX PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT

    Don Lapointe Jr. - Game Warden

    425 Frazier Ave. N. Ste 2

    Niobrara, NE 68760-7219

    (402) 857-2442 Phone 

    (402) 857-2516 Fax

    santeeparkswildlife@yahoo.com

    http://santeeparkswildlife.com


    THE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

    - Division of the Santee Sioux Nation -

    Staff Members: Felix Kitto, Alisha Bartling,

    Matthew Laughlin, Tyler Holmes, Julia Sage

    (402) 857-3347 Phone 

    santeeoep@gmail.com  Email

    http://santeeoep.com  Website

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Santee-Sioux-Office-of-Environmental-Protection