The inscription of Poverty Points will mean an increased international appreciation of the remarkable achievements of North American Indian cultures. In addition, it shows that the UNESCO World Heritage Committee evidently still is willing to consider nominations to the World Heritage List from the United States in spite of the controversy over the U.S. decision to not pay its dues to the UNESCO World Heritage Fund.
This gives renewed hope to the upcoming nominations of Ohio’s Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks and Serpent Mound. Congratulations to Poverty Point State Historic Site! We know just how hard you’ve worked to achieve this goal. Brad Lepper