Tribal Historic Preservation Office Mission 

Tribal Historic Preservation Office exercises oversight to ensure the preservation, protection, curation, repatriation, and management of the ancestors, sacred objects, archives, archaeological sites, and historic and traditional cultural properties (TCPs) significant to the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians.

Tribal Historic Preservation Staff

Lakota Hobia, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
Kaila Akina, Assistant Director
Lisa Martin, THPO Research Assistant
Rebecca Rupe, THPO Archives/Collections Coordinator
Annalee Bennett, THPO Historic Preservation Technician 

Contact the Tribal Historic Preservation Office

PHONE: 269.397.1780
2872 Mission Dr. 
Shelbyville, MI 49344

THPO Advisory Committee

The purpose of the THPO Advisory Committee is to advise the Tribal Historic Preservation Office on the historical/cultural preservation and repatriation goals and activities of the Gun Lake Tribe. The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. THPO Advisory Committee meetings are open for GLT Citizens to attend. Please contact Lakota Pochedley at 269.397.1780 or for meeting details.

Committee Members: 

  • Richard Church
  • Ramsey Garza
  • Rohmell Matthews
  • Michael Webb (Chairperson)
  • Committee Youth Representative - Jointly Appointed
    • Mary Shabanaa Bush
    • Grace Jacobs
    • Davis Henderson
  • Phyllis Davis (Ex Officio Member)