Tribal Cemetery Project
The Trust/Enrollment Committee meets, at a minimum, twice monthly on the Cemetery issues. The Technical Team and Working Groups are meeting weekly for the remedy updates and next steps to resolve the short, mid, and long term issues in the Tribal Cemetery. We hope to resolve the ground water, surface water and maintenance concerns. The work has already begun and a communication plan, including community meetings has been developed.
Community members have brought forward concerns regarding: 1) Access to grave sites due to standing water, 2) Possible groundwater impact to grave sites, and 3) Maintenance of Cemetery grounds and individual plots.
To address concerns that have been brought forward by the Community, a Technical Team from Development, Environmental, and Planning has been formed to research the concerns regarding ground and surface water issues. This team has developed a plan and tentative timeline to resolve these concerns and is meeting weekly to identify solutions.
In addition to the Technical Team, a working group consisting of members of the Trust/Enrollment Committee, Enrollment and Trust Departments, members of the Technical Team, the Vice Chairman’s office and other programs has been formed. The Cemetery Working Group also meets weekly and receives the Technical Team's updates and works to accomplish their recommendations.
The Cemetery Law identifies that the Enrollment Department is responsible for carrying out the provisions of this law. The Enrollment Department reports to the Trust/Enrollment Committee, therefore the Trust/Enrollment Committee has the Cemetery Issues/Updates on both the Enrollment and Trust agendas every month until further notice. The Trust/Enrollment Committee meets on the 1st and 4th Tuesday of each month. These meetings are open to the public, but please contact the Enrollment or Trust Departments if you plan to attend for location of meeting.