The mission of the Branch of Cultural Resources Management is to partner with Tribal Nations and Alaska Native Villages to protect, preserve and promote American Indian and Alaska Native cultural and historical resources.
Who We Serve
The Branch of Cultural Resources Management partners with Tribal Nations and Alaska Native Villages to protect cultural resources on Tribal trust land. “Cultural resources” refers to objects and sites with historical, traditional, religious, ceremonial or cultural importance to American Indians or Alaska Natives.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Museum Program curates and preserves a collection of over 3 million archeological artifacts, ethnographic objects, archives, and artwork reflecting the history of the BIA, the Bureau of Indian Education, and Native American culture.
Federal legislation administered by Branch of Cultural Resources Management include the Antiquities Act, National Historic Preservation Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act.
Services We Provide
About the Branch of Cultural Resources Management
The Branch of Cultural Resources Management is part of the BIA Central Office located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The BIA Museum Program collection is held in BIA offices and agencies throughout the United States, with most of the collection located in the Department of the Interior main office in Washington, DC.
Branch of Cultural Resources Management Personnel
Tamara Billie / Chief, Branch of Cultural Resources Management
Rechanda Lee / Staff Curator
Justin Giles / Staff Curator