New Historic Preservation Board

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The Snoqualmie Tribe is happy to announce the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP) is forming the Historic Preservation Board. This is a committee that helps provide general advice and guidance to DAHP. They also serve as a quasi-policy making board of DAHP.
 The Board will consist of 5 individuals plus the Director of the Department as a non-voting member.

The Director of the Department will nominate three people directly and two people indirectly by providing a list of people to Council. If anyone would like to apply for the new Historic Preservation Board, please send an email to Steven Mullen-Moses, Director of Archaeology & Historic Preservation at steve@snoqualmietribe.us. In the email explain why you want to be part of the Board and how you feel you are best qualified. The applications will be reviewed with two other individuals and we will select the top two, leaving the rest on the list for Council to decide. Please read the full list of responsibilities before applying. And keep these things in mind:



  • Currently this in a non-paid and non-time reimbursement position. We cannot pay a stipend or reimburse for time, mileage or anything like that. This MAY change in the future.
  • The Board will meet at least once per month and the meetings are expected to be at least a couple hours long.

  • All applicants should have at least a basic working knowledge of NAGPRA, NHPA, ARPA and other associated codes and laws. You do not need to be a lawyer or archaeologist, but the duties of the Board rely on some knowledge of these things.

  • Anyone that is knowledgeable in Snoqualmie traditions, history, language and spiritual beliefs is preferred. Our traditions and spirituality are at the heart of who we are and we always keep this in mind in the work we do.



Applications are due August 15, 2012

Questions?
Email Steven Mullen-Moses, Director of Archaeology & Historic Preservation at steve@snoqualmietribe.us or call him at 425.888.6551 ext. 1106.

More information on the Board is detailed below:

  • There is hereby established a Cultural Preservation Board, to be composed of five (5) members. The Director of Archaeology and Historic Preservation shall nominate three (3) representatives. The Tribal Council shall choose the remaining two (2) Board members from a list of nominees provided by the Director of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. All Board members shall have demonstrated special knowledge in traditional cultural properties, historic, prehistoric, and cultural resources or related disciplines to provide for an adequate and qualified Board.
  • Members of the Board shall each hold office for a term of three (3) years except in the initial year when two (2) members shall be appointed for three (3) years, two (2) members appointed for two (2) years and one member appointed for one (1) year. Any vacancy on the Board shall be filled by an individual appointed by the Director of Archaeology and Historic Preservation for the unexpired portion of the term. The Director of Archaeology and Historic Preservation shall serve as an advisory member of the Preservation Board, but shall not have a right to vote. The Preservation Board shall develop and adopt policies and procedures governing its operation.
  • The Board is authorized to issue such rules, regulations and standards as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this Chapter.
  • The Board shall meet on a monthly basis. At each meeting, the Director of Archaeology and Historic Preservation shall provide a report and summary of the activities of the Department.
  • The Board shall review requests for permits for the excavation or removal of archaeological resources on Snoqualmie Tribal lands.
  • The Board shall review requests for ethnographic work, studies, or surveys on Snoqualmie culture.
  • The Board shall issue permits as authorized in Section 8.0 of this Chapter.
  • The Board shall list traditional cultural properties on the Snoqualmie and National Registers.
  • The Board shall provide general advice and guidance to the Director of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
  • The Board shall accept on behalf of the tribe, gifts, grants and fees awarded to administer this Chapter. Such money may be expended to hire staff or consultants for the purpose of carrying out the powers and duties of the Board or for performing other appropriate functions in accordance with the Tribally-approved budget for the Department.
  • The Board shall call upon Tribal staff or elders having technical expertise concerning cultural resources for advice.
  • The Board shall perform other duties as may be appropriate and necessary to implement provisions of this Chapter.