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Joe Stahlman

Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
University of Buffalo / Seneca Nation



Dr. Joe Stahlman is the Director of Seneca Nation’s Tribal Historic Preservation Office. Recently, he transitioned from the director of Seneca-Iroquois National Museum-Onöhsagwë:de' Culture Center to his new role. Joe is a scholar and researcher of Tuscarora descent. He has over 30 years of research experience working with First Peoples and allies. His research focuses on culture and history, as well as ongoing socio-economic and health & wellness related endeavors with Native communities. He takes an active role in addressing the spaces Native peoples occupy in North American museums, archaeology, cultural resource management, and scholarship. Joe regularly talks on the need to promote equity, equality, and justice among all peoples in North American society through a number of reconciliatory processes which are inclusive for all and empowers people to express agency through creative and intellectual endeavors.

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