THPO Workshops & Webinars
NATHPO and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon's Tribal Historic Preservation Office, along with Eirik Thorsgard of BIA, invite you to join us for a two-part virtual training workshop to help Tribes & their THPOs understand and use the Template for Tribal Data Collection from the Guidance Document for Characterizing Tribal Cultural Landscapes.
Part 1 – June 8, 2022 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm EST
Part 1 will feature CTGR THPO staff presenting their work on a TCL documentation project as a case study demonstration of how to use the Template. We will learn from CTGR's case study demo to explain the 5 Template components in 30-minute segments.
Stay tuned for Part 2! In Part 2, workshop presenters and instructors will guide participants through the components of the Template step-by-step and help them tailor it to their communities' needs using break-out rooms.
THPO Toolkit Webinar: Section 106 Discussion
Thursday, May 19, from 1:00-3:00 pm ET
- a concise "101" on NHPA Section 106;
- introduction of a new guide in the works by the United Auburn Indian Community Preservation Department that inserts tribal values into the Section 106 process;
- pro tips from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe THPO;
- interactive discussion and Q&A with the panel and your THPO peers.
You will gain valuable insights on key points, lessons learned, and practical Native perspectives on working with Section 106 as THPOs. This is an opportunity for THPOs of all experience levels to come together in support of each other and our work in Protecting Native Places. And please note that ALL are welcome to participate (not just THPOS). We are really excited about this discussion! In case you were unable to join us, we recorded it.
Racist and Offensive Place Names: The movement to rename mountains, rivers, & valleys
Tribal Lands and Cultural Areas Draft Bills Discussion
May 17, 2022, NATHPO hosted Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva from House Committee on Natural Resources & Senator Martin Heinrich, as well as staff from both offices, to talk about two important draft bills: “Advancing Tribal Parity on Public Lands Act” & “Tribal Cultural Areas System Act.” These bills would help elevate the role of Tribal Nations for the protection of cultural and sacred sites on federal lands. To see resources and more information about these bills, click here.
To provide feedback on these bills in writing, please email: TribalCulturalSites@mail.house.gov .
Click here to view: 2022-05-17 Tribal Lands and Cultural Areas Bills
turboTHPO: Introductory Workshop
Expert help establishing a Tribal Historic Preservation Office
turboTHPO 2021/2022: Expert help drafting the NPS THPO Application
Registration closed for this year's virtual workshop!
This webinar was not recorded, to create a safe space for sharing
Find more information on the workshop flyer
**Additional reference links at bottom of page**
Panel discussion on best practices for effective THPOs. High-level overview presentations on the following:
- NAGPRA: overview, recent developments, participant poll on topics and needs.
- Laws affecting tribes: NHPA, Section 106, National Register, APA, legal foundation for TCLs & TCPs.
- Tribal Cultural Landscapes: shifting the paradigm on how cultural resource management is done.
- Questions & discussion.
Tim McKeown – NATHPO Repatriation Consigliere, Legal Anthropologist
Wesley Furlong – Native American Rights Fund
Lance Foster (Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska) – Vice Chair, THPO, NATHPO Board
If you are a newly established THPO, a Tribe working on getting your NPS application, or even an established THPO program, this workshop will be a resource for you. We have heard from many Tribes that tell us once your THPO program is formally established with the National Park Service, the workload grows exponentially – and it can feel like it happens almost overnight.
With that in mind this forum, for “baby THPOs” and “elder THPOs” alike, will bring the family together and build a community of practice. So You’re a THPO, Now What? will provide resources and best practices for those establishing their office or looking to streamline processes.
Learn about funding opportunities open and upcoming from NPS, IMLS, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
National Park Service: Opportunities through the State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division (STLPG).
Institute of Museum and Library Services; Office of Museums and Library Services office:
- 2021 OMS and OLS Presentation
- Institute of Museum and Library Sciences library grant programs
- Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services (NANH) grant program
National Trust for Historic Preservation:
National Park Service – State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants: STLPG Competitive Grants Quick List
**More extensive grant information can be found on NATHPO's Grant Opportunities page.