In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO) is the designated tribal preservation office of a federally recognized American Indian nation. A THPO is responsible for the administration of any or all of the functions or duties of a State’s historic preservation with respect to tribal lands of their nation.
THPO enables a tribal nation to protect and identify historic places in ways that conform to tribal values. These functions can include identifying and nominating historically significant places to the National Register of Historic Places, enforcing tribal and federal preservation laws, preserving traditional cultural properties among other duties. Furthermore, THPO’s provide their American Indian nations they work with an avenue for consulting federal and state agencies regarding impacts to historical sites. The following contacts are tribal historic preservation officer’s for each tribal nation in Wisconsin.
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Forest County Potawatomi Community
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Sokaogon Chippewa Community
Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican
St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin