Providing Cultural Resource Services for the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians
Chronicle Heritage’s key staff have been providing cultural resource support services in support of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office Program for more than five years. Tasks include reservation-wide services, development of tribal registers and associated GIS databases (along with database training manuals), preparation of tribal resource management plans, and cultural resource monitor training programs.
Furthermore, our involvement in the preparation of tribal resource management plans has shed light on the complexity of balancing development and preservation priorities. It has become evident that a proactive and adaptive approach is necessary to safeguard cultural resources while accommodating the tribe’s evolving needs and aspirations. Additionally, our cultural resource monitor training programs have emphasized the significance of educating and empowering tribal members to actively participate in the preservation and management of their cultural heritage.
We have demonstrated our proficiency in developing tribal registers and associated GIS databases, ensuring that these resources are accurate, comprehensive, and easily accessible. Our expertise extends to creating database training manuals, which facilitate the effective utilization and maintenance of these vital resources by the tribal staff. We recognize the importance of engaging stakeholders, conducting thorough cultural assessments, and implementing adaptive management strategies to ensure the long-term sustainability of tribal resources. Based on our successful collaboration with the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, other tribes have recognized our expertise and reached out to us for similar support in preserving and managing their cultural resources.