National Parks Officer Discusses Effigy Mounds
National Monument History March 10
David Barland-Liles, a law enforcement officer for the National Park Service for 25 years, protects indigenous sacred sites and is an expert in enforcing indigenous civil rights and resource protection laws. He will participate in Effigy Mounds: An Interview with David Barland-Liles online from 7 to 8 p.m. CST Wednesday, March 10. The event is sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center. Effigy Mounds National Monument in Harpers Ferry, Iowa, contains more than 200 earth mounds, the highest concentration of mounds in the world, some as old as 2,500 years. Barland-Liles will discuss the magic of the effigy mounds, the history of the land, the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, his building relationships with Native Nations and the investigation he led into a much-publicized federal crime that happened on site. The fee is $10 per person, and the registration deadline is March 9 at 4 p.m. Please register by contacting Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visiting our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.