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Consultation and Protection of Native American Sacred Lands

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar Overview

Explore the consultation process mandated by federal laws as it pertains to Native American sacred lands. Review the guidelines from both tribal and federal land-managing agencies' perspectives. Consider the legal, historical, and cultural factors that influence consulting parties. Discuss ways to use the consultation process in conjunction with other tools, such as land trusts, restrictive covenants, and property purchases by tribes or nonprofit conservancies, to achieve a protected status for culturally significant places.


Claudia Nissley, president, Nissley Environmental Consultants; former director, Western Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer; specialist in preservation issues relating to NHPA, NEPA, CERCLA, ARPA, and NAGPRA

Evaluation Comments

"[The seminar] was comprehensive in its scope and set a good, broad base for understanding consultation."

"[Hearing the] first-hand experiences of the instructors and participants was very helpful."

"[The] seminar really clarified laws that I am currently writing about. It was extremely timely and useful and exceeded my expectations."

"It helped giving case examples and the instructor helped me see the strength of the laws."

"[The seminar] met my expectations on laws and how to get a clear communication between organizations."

"It focused specifically on tribal POV (point of view) and needs, so [that we] were able to get into more detail."

"[The seminar] provided legal citations and examples to help me protect my Tribe's resources."

"I liked your seminar. I learned more of ways to deal with confusing situations of the law."


Members and staff involved in compliance requirements from Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian groups, indigenous communities, THPOs, SHPOs, government agencies, and preservation and environmental specialists.

Continuing Education Credits

This seminar meets the criteria for programs in the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) and participants will receive 6 PDH HSW each day.
Self-reporting often is an option for members of other professional organizations that require continuing education credits.

Locations and Dates

  • Honolulu, HI
    February 27-28, 2014
    offered in conjunction with
    Section 106: Agreement Documents
    in cooperation with the
    Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division and
    Historic Preservation Program, University of Hawaii
  • Seattle, WA
    September 18-19, 2014
    offered in conjunction with
    Section 106: An Introduction
    in cooperation with the
    Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture,
    University of Washington

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$450 (6-week advance registration); $500 (regular registration)
Rate for 5 days including either
Section 106: An Introduction
Section 106: Agreement Documents
$900 (6-week advance registration); $950 (regular registration)

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized, on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or for further information.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

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