Indian Advisory Council members:
- Joe Coulter - Potawatomi
- Lance Foster - Iowa
- Julie Martineau - Lakota
- Jacki Rand - Choctaw
- Suzanne Wanatee Buffalo - Meskwaki
The IAC through the Years
The Iowa laws for protecting ancient human remains, passed in 1976, also established an Indian Advisory Committee to the OSA. In the 1990s, the name changed to the Indian Advisory Council. The founding members were Maria Pearson (Yankton Sioux) and Don Wanatee (Meskwaki), along with State Archaeologist Duane Anderson.
Collaborative Project on Improving Tribal Consultation
OSA Indian Advisory Council members served as reviewers for the online resource, Understanding Section 106 Archaeology and Improving Tribal Consultation. One purpose of this resource is for Tribal Historic Preservation staff to use as an educational tool to distribute when they receive commonly asked questions and new inquiries from applicants, agencies, and the public.