The mission of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) is to carry out the Tribe's commitment to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the Ute people on all Ute Ancestral Lands. This broad goal will be achieved through the following actions:
• Plan and implement protocols for the preservation and management of the cultural and historic properties on tribal lands.
• Consult with local, state, and federal agencies and other interested parties on the management of the Tribe's historic properties' and other cultural resources.
• Facilitate the repatriation of affiliated human remains, sacred objects, and items of cultural patrimony to the Tribe.
• Educate and inform tribal members and the general public regarding the rich cultural heritage of the Ute people and their land.
• Advise the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council on historic preservation protocols and policy.
As a formal participant in the national historic preservation program, a tribe may assume official responsibility for a number of functions aimed at the preservation of significant historic and traditional historic properties. Those functions include identifying and maintaining inventories of culturally significant properties, nominating properties to the National and Tribal Registers of Historic Places, conducting National Historic Preservation Act (NRHP) Section 106 reviews of federal agency projects on tribal lands, and conducting educational programs on the importance of preserving historic and traditional cultural properties.
- DO's and DON'T's of Cultural Resources
- PERMITTING for Cultural Resource Investigations
- Cultural Resource Management Plan
- THPO Overview
Tribal Historical Preservation Office/THPO
Director: Terry KnightSr.
PO Box 468
131 West Mike Wash Rd
Towaoc, Colorado 81334
Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: (970) 564-5731
FAX (970) 564-5401
social media: www.linkedin.com/ute-mountain-ute-tribal-historic-preservation-office