Geography, Geology, and Planning welcomes Craig Kreman, P.E., who will present a seminar on the Tar Creek Superfund Site. The Tar Creek Superfund Site is one of a handful of Superfund Sites in the Tri-State Mining District (Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma), but it is one that comes with many additional complexities to the clean-up; as most importantly, a tribe calls this land "home" in NE Oklahoma. Quapaw Nation and its Environmental Department are cooperatively leading the clean-up of one of the largest superfund sites in the country. This presentation will discuss the interactions and cooperative nature of this work between the tribe, federal agencies, and state and local agencies.
Kreman is the environmental director of the Quapaw Nation. "The Quapaw Nation, historically originated as a part of the Downstream People; those broken off of the main stem, or 'Lost Tribe', pushed off the Hill people. They lived by the Atlantic Ocean with the Osage, Kanza (Kaw), Ponka (Ponca) and Omaha Quapaws."