Kade Ferris

To improve the quality of life for all Tribal Members, through culturally competent, custom-fit research"

Kade is an enrolled Citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt, North Dakota. He is an anthropologist/archaeologist with over 20 years of experience working with tribal communities to develop cultural resource self-determination plans and innovative methods of cultural resource management. Over the past years he has worked with over a dozen tribes to develop their Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPO) and provided training for those working in these offices. Over his career he has served as THPO and Director of Natural Resources for the Turtle Mountain Tribe, Tribal Archaeologist for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and am presently THPO and Tribal Archaeologist for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians. Much of his recent work has been in creating innovative approaches to cultural resource management in Indian Country, using GIS and spatial technology to identify and maintain cultural inventories and sites. Some of the Tribes he has worked with include the Lower Sioux Indian Community, Three Affiliated Tribes, Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Yankton Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, Omaha Tribe, Winnebago Tribe, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Northern Arapaho Tribe, and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.