The Cultural Preservation Program (CPP) vision is to:
The Cultural Preservation Program (CPP) mission is to gather, protect, and preserve our traditional cultural knowledge that is the foundation of our ways of life and is a cornerstone of our tribal sovereignty. The CPP will use traditional cultural knowledge to guide us in educating the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and other entities through cultural resource consultation, preservation, and repatriation efforts. This allows us to provide guidance in future decisions that may affect the health and vitality of cultural affairs of the O’odham and Piipaash of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
The Cultural Preservation Program (CPP) responsibilities are primarily to work within the framework of laws (Federal, State and Tribal) to identify, protect and preserve Cultural Resources. These are accomplished through continued consultation with federal, state, and tribal agencies for projects on and off the Community. The protection and preservation of existing evidence of our Huhugam Ancestors and culture in the ancestral lands of the O’Odham and Piipaash is imperative.
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduction to Archaeology is a lecture series established to share information regarding archaeological studies or projects specific to the O’odham and/or Piipaash. This lecture series is intended for a layperson audience without a professional or academic background in archaeology. SRPMIC tribal members are the primary target audience but non-tribal members are welcome as well.
Please call (480) 362-6325 for more information.
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