The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers is the sponsoring organization of the Tribal Museums and Cultural Centers website. For the past 10 years, NATHPO has served Indian country as the only national organization dedicated to providing support and training for Tribal government officials in the museum field, as well as cultural preservation. We have a proven track record of conducting regional and national meetings and specialized training. Our primary constituency is the over 560 American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments located throughout the nation, specifically, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and individual tribal museums, libraries and archives.
Tribally-operated museums have the mission of preserving, perpetuating, and revitalizing the cultural and historic heritage of native peoples. Museum professionals must have substantial knowledge and high levels of expertise to enable tribal museums to play their essential role in the transmitting of native culture from one generation to the next and in the education of the American public. NATHPO created the National Native Museum Training Program to benefit tribal museums and the people they serve based on a demonstrated need.
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