Joint statement on progress of Tribal Consultation regarding Sand Creek Massacre Exhibit at History Colorado

Joint statement on progress of Tribal Consultation regarding
Sand Creek Massacre Exhibit at History Colorado
DENVER — Wednesday, June 19, 2013 — A Tribal consultation convened with the assistance of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs at History Colorado, June 18-19, 2013, where official Tribal representatives from the Northern Cheyenne of Montana, the Northern Arapaho of Wyoming and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, along with National Park Service Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and History Colorado officials, reviewed the History Colorado Center exhibit about the Sand Creek Massacre.  

“The purpose of the Tribal consultation was to begin addressing concerns from the Tribes regarding the exhibit, as well as develop a plan for future relations between History Colorado and the Tribes. All of the participants agreed that this was an encouraging and productive meeting,” said Denver attorney Troy Eid, who mediated the consultation. Eid donated his time as a public service.

Participants agreed to meet again later this summer for further consultations regarding the exhibit and that the exhibit will remain closed during these ongoing Tribal consultations. The parties are also developing a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to guide their current and future relations. The purpose of the MOU will be to educate the public about the Cheyenne and Arapaho people and the Sand Creek Massacre and to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again.

Media may direct questions to Troy Eid at 303-572-6521 (office) or 303-918-6298 (cell), or email
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