Land Area & Name Directory
Purpose and Goals
Understanding the locations of Tribally important places and resources is essential to their preservation and consideration during emergency response activities and planning for infrastructure, energy, and broadband development – including NHPA Section 106 reviews. This project will create a geospatial platform for information on Tribal cultural resource contacts and areas of interest. It will be driven by Tribes in its design, decision making, and data population. It will improve both protection of Native places and efficiency of required project reviews.
A New Approach
Identifying the need for such a tool, staff in the NPS Northeast Region worked with Tribes to develop a beta platform to demonstrate the idea’s feasibility (“Horizons”). Recognizing the strength of the project being Tribally driven and housed outside government, a transition to NATHPO is underway. Unlike other similar directories, LAND will contain only information populated by Tribes, representing a fundamentally different approach to a perpetual challenge.
CONTACT US HERE if you are a Tribal Member and interested in joining the Tribal Working Group or if you have questions about the application. Please be sure to include the name of your Tribe, if applicable, and your contact information including valid email address & phone number.
We look forward to working with you to develop this application.
- The LAND database is essentially a bookshelf
- Tribes decide what information to (or not to) include
- NATHPO will not populate from any other databases to fill in information
- Does not serve as consultation, is contact info tool
- Sovereignty & self-determination
- Meaningful consultation
- Relationships & trust
- Tribal capacity building
- A seat at the table
- All land is indigenous land