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PRESS RELEASE ORGANIZATION CONTACT Valerie J. Grussing, Ph.D. NATHPO, Executive Director Valerie@nathpo.org 202-628-8476 PRESS CONTACT Julie T. Nelson Julie@nathpo.org 919-602-8157 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NATHPO Announces First Annual Sacred Sites Summit Will Be Held Virtually September 22 & 23, 2021 Washington, D.C., September 3, 2021 – National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (NATHPO), a national non-profit…

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White House Announces Nomination of Charles F. Sams III as National Park Service Director White House Announces Nomination of Charles F. Sams III as National Park Service Director August 18, 2021 “The diverse experience that Chuck brings to the National Park Service will be an incredible asset as we work to conserve and protect our…

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UPDATE: The deadline for Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian community leaders to submit written comment has been EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2021. UPDATE: The deadline for Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian community leaders to submit written comment has been EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2021. Draft Regulations On July 9, 2021, the Department invited Tribal leaders…

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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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