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22nd Annual National Tribal Preservation Conference

A Virtual Event January 25-28, 2022

This year’s conference theme is "Unity and Healing."

Native Voices – power in unity, healing in restoration.
When we speak with united voices, we are powerful.
When lands, languages, practices, and ancestors are restored, we heal.
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This year’s theme is “Unity and Healing.”
When we speak with united voices, we are powerful.
When lands, languages, practices, and ancestors are restored, we heal.
When some of us are not whole, none of us are whole.

This is also a historic moment of opportunity for elevating Native voices at the highest level. We must use this time to enact lasting transformational change for tribal historic preservation.

All things are bound together. All things connect.
--Chief Seattle (Suquamish & Duwamish)

As always, count on NATHPO to provide a diverse, compelling agenda full of solutions-focused programming including: learning opportunities, listening sessions, cultural presentations, and most importantly, a space to come together. While we will not be together in person, this conference will remind us we are members of a brilliant community working together to Protect Native Places. Our hope is that you will be reinvigorated and ready for all the opportunities of 2022. We will be resuming pre-conference workshops and post-conference “field trips” in modified form and will retain the two 6-hour days of regular virtual conference programming that you experienced in 2021.

See below for information on registration options, presentation proposal submission, nominations for NATHPO’s inaugural Excellence in Tribal Historic Preservation Award, and sponsorship opportunities!

Registration Options for 2022
Click here to register!

Zoom links will be sent a week before the beginning of the 22nd Annual National Tribal Preservation Conference to registrants.
Please be sure to provide correct email addresses for the Zoom link AND a valid address - the first 250 registrants will receive a gift box!

For questions or issues with registration or invoicing, please contact Melissa Madrigal at melissa@nathpo.org
Please note: You do NOT need to log in to register for attendance or sponsorship.

$0 Free Registration

Free registration to NATHPO’s 22nd Annual Conference for Tribal Members, Staff, and Representatives

$60 Tribal Registration & Donation

Registration to NATHPO’s 22nd Annual Conference for Tribal Members, Staff, and Representatives with donation to NATHPO

$120 Other Participant Registration

Registration to NATHPO’s 22nd Annual Conference for non-Tribal participants

$180 Other Participant Registration & Donation

Registration to NATHPO’s 22nd Annual Conference for non-Tribal participants with donation from those who wish to support NATHPO's ability to provide free registration to Tribal Members, Staff, & Representatives

Presenter Proposal

Please fill out the Presenter Proposal Form electronically and return at your earliest convenience and no later than December 17, 2021.

NATHPO invites you to share your knowledge and experiences in tribal historic and cultural preservation. Presenting your work in this forum is a great way to reach others who work in similar topics, get feedback and encouragement, and build partnerships to support and continue your work.

We appreciate your interest in presenting information at the 22nd National Tribal Preservation Conference. Please understand that we cannot guarantee that you or your organization will be chosen as a presenter as we have time constraints. Presenters will be selected dependent upon available time, conference theme, and material content. The Board of Directors may help select proposals as needed.

As always, sessions and presentations on all relevant topics are welcome. We encourage you to think about how your proposed topic is related to the conference theme, and we especially welcome presentations related to the following:

  • Interrelationships of historic and cultural preservation with Tribal health;
  • Tribal role in land management and environmental stewardship;
  • Role of traditional knowledge in climate adaptation;
  • Tribal impacts of Covid – recovery and moving forward;
  • Language preservation and revitalization;
  • Role of historic preservation in healing generational trauma, including related to boarding schools.

Excellence in Tribal Historic Preservation Award

Please fill out the Nomination Form electronically and return nomination at your earliest convenience and no later than December 17, 2021.

NATHPO’s inaugural Excellence in Tribal Historic Preservation Award will be given at this year’s National Tribal Preservation Conference. This new annual award will recognize Tribal Historic Preservation Officers who have made exemplary contributions to protecting culturally important places that perpetuate Native identity, resilience, and cultural endurance. Connections to cultural heritage sustain the health and vitality of Native peoples.

Eligibility: The awardee will be a member of NATHPO who has made a significant impact through her/his work protecting Native places. Nominees are THPOs who demonstrate exemplary achievement and quality of work in historic and cultural preservation, advocacy, building partnerships, and elevating the community of THPOs.

Nominations may be made by NATHPO members. Awardee will be selected by the NATHPO Board of Directors.

Presentation: Award recipient will be announced during the 22nd National Tribal Preservation Conference.

Deadline: Nominations must be received by December 17, 2021.

Submit Nominations to: Valerie Grussing, NATHPO Executive Director

valerie@nathpo.org, (202) 628-8476

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the sponsor package for more information, including the selection form if you prefer to email (or print and mail), and sponsorships may also be completed on the registration page.

Sponsorship recognition deadline is December 31, 2021

Host Sponsorship: Contribution of $30,000 (*Only 1 available*)

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Host opportunity for Welcome Reception and Closing Event

 

Platinum Level Sponsors: Contribution of $20,000

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1 solo social media post with logo

 

Gold Level Sponsors: Contribution of $10,000

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Inclusion in 1 Gold Level Sponsor social media post

Silver Level Sponsors: Contribution of $5,000

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Inclusion in 1 Silver Level Sponsor social media post

 

Bronze Level Sponsors: Contribution of $2,500

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Inclusion in 1 Bronze Level Sponsor social media post

 

General Level Sponsors: Contributions of $1,000

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Logo on virtual Conference agenda page and print-at-home Final Conference Agenda

Inclusion in 1 General Level Sponsor social media post

Courtesy of the Suquamish Tribe
Courtesy of the Suquamish Tribe
Ena Mae Sickey poses for a photo sewing a pine needle basket in front of a large collection of pine needle baskets, c. 1960s.
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Images provided by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana.
Presentation at previous NATHPO Conference
Presentation at previous NATHPO Conference