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NATHPO’s First Annual Sacred Sites Summit – Press Release

September 7, 2021 | Comments Off on NATHPO’s First Annual Sacred Sites Summit – 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),…

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White House Announces Nomination of Charles F. Sams III as National Park Service Director

August 18, 2021 | Comments Off on 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 national parks to make them more accessible for everyone. I look forward to working with him to welcome Americans from every corner of…

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First Annual NATHPO Sacred Sites Summit – Virtual Event

July 16, 2021 | Comments Off on 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 real solutions for protecting…

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NATHPO WORKSHOPS & Informational Webinars on NAGPRA Regulations (DOI Consultation)

July 12, 2021 | Comments Off on 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 draft revisions were based, and…

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ACHP Chair Nomination & Vice Chair Designation

July 7, 2021 | Comments Off on 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, Art, and…

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Historic Preservation Fund Permanently Authorized & Doubled

July 7, 2021 | Comments Off on 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 to actually…

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Big Win: National Register Rule Withdrawn

July 7, 2021 | Comments Off on 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 Places…

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THPO Line in HPF Increased by 50% in President’s Budget & House Bill

July 7, 2021 | Comments Off on 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 million for State Historic Preservation Offices. Read more…

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BLM Listening Session on Extending NHPA Nationwide Programmatic Agreement

June 23, 2021 | Comments Off on 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 will expire in February…

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turboTHPO Toolkit Workshop: So You’re a THPO, Now What? June 23-24, 2021

June 8, 2021 | Comments Off on 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, navigate the NPS THPO application, and now…

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