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Tribal Cultural and Historic Preservation


Discover your tribe's power within the context of cultural resource management. In this important class, we'll review tribal strategies for identifying, evaluating and protecting cultural, historic and archaeological resources. We'll explore how you can leverage federal laws and regulations, like NHPA and Bulletin 38, without compromising your tribe's own vision and values, and discuss effective strategies, standard practices and innovative plans to protect your tribe's precious cultural and historic resources.

Come ready to explore tactics for handling intergovernmental paternalism and strategies for preventing and addressing sacred site resource desecration.

This class is perfect for tribal archaeologists, cultural resource specialists, and anyone involved in the protection or promotion of tribal cultural and historic resources.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Introduction to Cultural Resource Management in Indian Country
  • Historical overview:
    • Native Americans and archaeology
    • Evolution of cultural resource law
  • Essential concepts:
    • Laws
    • Policies
    • Executive orders
    • Bulletins
    • ACHP guidance
Self-Defining Tribal Cultural Resources
  • Identifying a line of legal authority:
    • Treaties
    • Executive order
    • Indian Reorganization Act
  • Tribal methods of defining and documenting cultural resources:
    • Identification
    • Evaluation
    • Monitoring
    • Restoration
  • Important resources for documentation:
    • Tribal oral history
    • Cultural resource surveys
    • Digital and archival sources
Intro to NHPA - Making it Work for Tribes
  • Historical overview
  • Important publications, policy and appendices:
    • Bulletin 15
    • Bulletin 16
    • Bulletin 38
    • Executive Order 13007
    • 18 CFR Appendix II to Subpart F of Part 157
  • Applying NHPA in coordination with other federal laws:
    • NEPA
    • AIRFA/Executive Order 13007
    • ARPA
Bulletin 38 - The Great Equalizer
  • Identification of TCPs
  • Evaluation of TCPs
  • Determining adverse effects to TCPs
  • Migrating TCPs
Hands-On Activities and Real-Life Scenarios
  • Pipeline Project Case Study
  • Winery Project Case Study

*Topics subject to change.

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