Tribal Historic Preservation Office

The mission of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office is to ensure the continuing protection, preservation, restoration, and enhancement of our culture, our traditions, and way of life for the future generations of the Bishop Paiute Tribe. Designated by the National Park Service as a Tribal Historic Preservation Office, pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act, the THPO works with the Tribal Council, tribal membership, other tribal departments and programs, and Federal & State agencies to meet its primary responsibilities, including section 106 (NHPA) consultations, monitoring construction and archaeological excavations, protecting burials and building an archival database.

We Focus on Key Elements

  • Maintain a Reservation-wide Inventory and Tribal Registry Project
  • Work with Tribal Council and Members in Protecting and Peserving Burials while Maintaining a Tribal Registry for the Protection of Culturally Sensitive Sites
  • Work in Nominating Properties to the National Register
  • Provide Assistance in Educational and Public Outreach for Cultural Preservation Awareness
  • Certified Cultural Resources Monitors Training Tribal Members in Protecting Culture and Heritage
  • The THPO is Designated by the Tribal Council to Represent its Interest, Reservation and Beyond, Including Participation in Section 106 Review Along with State Historic Preservation Officer and Others
  • Assume Federal Function on the Reservation under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act 10 1975, which Requires Review under NEPA, Section 106, and Other Authorities

"All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."

Chief Seattle