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Historic Preservation Office

18627 W. Keetoowah Circle Tahlequah, OK 74464

The UKB Historic Preservation Office operates a variety of programs underneath its umbrella including heritage paraprofessional training, the UKB Youth Conservation Corps and TCNS site reviews. We work and manage sites both locally in Oklahoma and across the United States.

Historic Preservation is managed by Director Roger Cain. For more information, email or call 918-871-2826.


 A Heritage Paraprofessional is an individual who has completed established Forest Service training and certification program in methods and techniques of archaeology and historic preservation utilized with the USDA Forest Service. Becoming a Heritage Paraprofessional puts you on the frontline to protecting United Keetoowah Band’s cultural resources. 


 Tower Construction Notification allows companies to voluntarily submit notifications of proposed tower constructions to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). This works to increase communication between companies that submit notices and the UKB so that we can respond directly to the companies if we have concerns about a proposed construction affecting our cultural interest. The review is required under the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106. Section 106 regulations place emphasis on consultation with Indian Tribes about undertakings when they may affect historic properties to which a tribe attaches religious or cultural significance. 


 The UKB Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer employment program for our UKB youth between the ages of 17 to 20 years of age. The purpose of the YCC program is to accomplish conservation work on United States Forest Service (USFS) land. It gives our youth the opportunity to work with the USFS in natural resources and environmental projects. 

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