New Interactive Educational Resource and Videos on the Lake Delhi Area: An Alternative Mitigation

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

We're excited to launch our online resource for an alternative mitigation project, Understanding Section 106 Archaeology and Improving Tribal Consultation: A Lake Delhi, Iowa Case Study

This project is the result of a portion of an archaeological site being inadvertently impacted during construction over 10 years ago. In order to mitigate that damage, these resources are intended to provide an overview of Section 106 and consultation with Tribal Nations, and it's a "one stop shop" for useful links about compliance, consultation, and learning about many of the Tribes descendant to Iowa. These resources are for agencies, archaeology professionals, and the general public! There are also topics that cover the history of the Lake Delhi area and the catastrophic weather impacts that caused the dam disaster in 2010. 

This web resource can be used in trainings and workshops or be browsed through as an educational resource. Most importantly, the advice presented in the Prezi & videos puts Tribal voices first! Our biggest goal was to create something Tribal Historic Preservation professionals could share when contacted for basic info, saving them time & allowing for more focus on consultation.

Twelve original videos are embedded throughout the Prezi. Many of these videos present first-hand perspectives from some of OSA's Tribal partners. These can also be viewed from the YouTube playlist.

Fourteen agencies collaborated on this project, including representatives from eight Tribal Nations:

In the Prezi format, you can jump into any topic, or you can view the content sequentially. Click on "How to use this website" to learn some tips for exploring the site.

Acknowledgements

The Understanding Section 106 Archaeology and Improving Tribal Consultation: A Lake Delhi, Iowa Case Study website and associated videos were compiled and edited by Elizabeth Reetz, Cherie Haury-Artz, and John Doershuk of the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (2022).

Thank you to the following individuals for contributing their time, expertise, knowledge, and resources:

  • Johnathan Buffalo Meskwaki Nation Historical Preservation Department Director
  • Deb Burger, Lake Delhi resident
  • Larry Burger, Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District Board of Trustees
  • Maggie Burger, Lake Delhi Recreation Association
  • Pat Colgan, Lake Delhi resident, Project Facilitator of dam reconstruction
  • Joe Coulter, OSA Indian Advisory Council
  • Lance Foster, Vice Chair and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
  • Heather Gibb, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
  • Dennis Harper, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department
  • Dan Higginbottom, Iowa State Historic Preservation Office
  • Diane Hunter, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Colleen Kinney, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department
  • Deb Knake, Lake Delhi resident
  • Laurie Kramer, Lake Delhi Recreation Association
  • Stacy Laravie, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  • Jacki Rand, OSA Indian Advisory Council
  • Bill Quackenbush, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Ho-Chunk Nation
  • Dan Staebell, Combined Lake Delhi Recreational Facility and Water Quality District Board of Trustees
  • Teri Toye, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Suzanne Wanatee Buffalo, OSA Indian Advisory Council
  • Katie Waters, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department
  • Elsie Whitehorn, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Otoe-Missouria Tribe

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