Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation invites Native Americans to express their concerns at statewide Historic Preservation Conference
Over the past 12 years, members of the People of One Fire have observed in horror as one Native American town site or mound after another have been bulldozed in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. There are federal and state laws in place, which protect Native American burial sites, but the politicians in these three states are not enforcing these laws. In 2006, newly appointed bureaucrats in Georgia’s state government banned the annual Creek Indian Celebration at Sweetwater Creek State Park, intentionally insulted the elected leaders of the Muskogee-Creek Nation, then tried to convert Etula (Etowah Mounds) and its satellite towns into a fictional Cherokee province. They would have succeeded, had not the People Of One Fire been formed. Nothing is going to change folks unless you start asserting our traditional values in the public arena. Here is an opportunity for your sane, wise, spiritual voices to be heard by a broad cross-section of those people, who would be most supportive of our approach to community development. Grannies! The conference is in Macon, GA where the locals are already strongly supportive of the preservation of Creek and Uchee Heritage Sites. It is an ideal location to “toot your whistle.” The more POOF members, who submit their ideas to the Georgia Trust, the more likely that their administrators will pay attention. Please contact them soon, before a conference schedule is finalized.
Georgia Statewide Preservation Conference
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Georgia Historic Preservation Division (HPD) and the Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions invite you to the Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, September 12-14, 2018 in Macon, GA.
The statewide preservation conference brings together preservationists, preservation professionals, preservation non-profit members, board members, planners, architects, architectural historians, archaeologists, city and county administrators, city and county council members, city and county attorneys, landscape architects, historic preservation commission members, genealogists, historians, and planning and preservation students from across Georgia.
Call for Session Proposals
We’re currently accepting proposals for speaker sessions and speaker nominations for the 2018 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference.
Sessions should highlight current Georgia preservation, history, architectural history, archaeology, cultural landscapes, middle Georgia regional history, landscape architecture, preservation law, and other closely related topics.
The conference session committee desires sessions that will be interactive, engage the audience, present fresh approaches, and be easily applicable to a variety of participants from all over Georgia.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 16.
To submit a proposed topic or speaker, go to:
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