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First Annual NATHPO Sacred Sites Summit – Virtual Event The Stars Align to Protect Native Places September 22-23, 2021 Save the date! Our First Annual NATHPO Sacred Sites Summit – Virtual Event is coming September 22-23, 2021. The time is here. In this historic moment, the stars have aligned – now is the time to work toward…

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NATHPO WORKSHOPS & Informational Webinars on NAGPRA Regulations (DOI Consultation) The Department of the Interior (DOI) has invited Tribal Leaders and Native Hawaiian Community Leaders to consult on a draft proposal of revisions to its Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) regulations (43 C.F.R. 10) prior to publication. DOI has provided a summary of previous tribal consultation in 2011 upon which the…

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ACHP Chair Nomination & Vice Chair Designation President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Sara Bronin as Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) chairman. Read the White House announcement. Bronin is a Mexican American architect, attorney, and policymaker specializing in historic preservation, property, land use, and climate change. She is a professor at the Cornell College of Architecture,…

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Historic Preservation Fund Permanently Authorized & Doubled On July 2, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the INVEST in America Act, in which Congresswoman Leger Fernández secured an amendment to permanently authorize the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) and double its authorization level to $300 million for each fiscal year. While Congress must still decide each year how much…

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Big Win: National Register Rule Withdrawn NPS Press Release (June 7, 2021) In response to more than 3,200 comments received from the public and valued preservation partners, the National Park Service (NPS) has announced it is withdrawing its March 2019 proposal to revise regulations governing the listing of properties in the National Register of Historic…

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THPO Line in HPF Increased by 50% in President’s Budget & House Bill The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2022 includes $151.8 million for HPF programs — fittingly, this would be the first time it is fully funded at its original authorized amount. The HPF budget includes an $8.0 million increase for Tribal Historic Preservation Offices and $2.0…

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BLM Listening Session on Extending NHPA Nationwide Programmatic Agreement The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Headquarters Division of Education, Cultural and Paleontological Resources invites you to participate in a Zoom meeting to learn about the agency’s plans for a two-year extension of the National Programmatic Agreement (nPA) for National Historic Preservation Act implementation. The agreement…

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turboTHPO Toolkit Workshop: So You’re a THPO, Now What? June 23-24, 2021 So You’re a THPO, Now What? Please join us June 23-24, 2021 from 12:30-4:00pm EDT for the next FREE virtual workshop in our new series on establishing a THPO Program. This new workshop series has been helping tribes learn what being a THPO is and means,…

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THPO Funding Request for FY22 — Letter Template for you It’s that time again! Increasing the amount appropriated for THPOs in the Historic Preservation Fund is a primary area of advocacy for NATHPO. And we need you! Here is a letter template you can personalize — one for the House and one for the Senate. Legislators prefer that…

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Recording of Great American Outdoors Act Open House for Tribes & THPOs Thank you for joining NPS and NATHPO on Friday, April 23, 2:00-3:30 pm (Eastern) for a virtual open house for Tribes and THPOs regarding implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) in the National Park Service. Watch the recording here. Download the PowerPoint presentation…

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