Cultural Resource Office

Cultural SealMission Statement

To perpetuate Myaamia heritage through sharing inherent knowledge of our history, language and culture with our community. 

 

The Miami Nation Cultural Resources Office is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of cultural knowledge within our community. Our work to reclaim and restore our heritage language, tell our stories, preserve our historic documents and items of material culture, to exercise our rights under federal law through the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related laws, ecosystem restoration and preservation, and growing our traditional foods, all bring knowledge to our community and to those working within these important areas. Certainly our work is in keeping with our mission statement: “The Cultural Resources Office is committed to the perpetuation of myaamia cultural identity through efforts in reclamation, restoration, revitalization, and preservation. Our mission is guided by our belief that ‘knowledge is responsibility’ and in this truth we bear the important and respected task of learning from our elders today, interpreting written records through Myaamia cultural understanding, and disseminating knowledge gained to our people thereby ensuring that our Nation will live on.

The Miami Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) was established by resolution, and National Park Service approval, in 2010. It manages all Tribal responsibilites and actions under the National Historic Preservation Act and the Nation’s approved THPO Plan.

Each year, the Cultural Resources Office, with the Myaamia Center, produces a number of educational tools and materials to benefit our community. These special projects are designed to support communal connectivity and growth. All materials created are provided to each Tribal household free of charge and many are available to the general public through a secure shopping feature on the Myaamia Center website.

How to Contact the Cultural Resources Office

Julie Olds, Cultural Resources Officer
Email: jolds@miamination.com
Phone: (918) 541-2180