2018 National Tribal Preservation Conference

Updated August 11, 2018

2018 National Tribal Preservation Conference
September 10-14, 2018

NATHPO’s 2018 National Tribal Preservation Conference will be hosted by the Suquamish Tribe of Washington during the week of September 10, 2018. This year’s theme will be, “Tribal Consultation in Indian Country,” and will focus on federal agencies’ efforts to engage Indian tribes.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA OUTLINE:
Sunday, Sept. 9th
* Travel day

Monday, Sept. 10th:
On this day NATHPO is offering one educational training workshop, the “THPO Toolkit,” and collaborating with three Indian tribes to offer three Field Trip options this year. Time-wise you will only be able to take one.

Pre-conference Training Workshop:
* “THPO Toolkit” training ($50/person)
This all-day educational session will focus on pertinent issues faced by THPOs and their staff and is geared for new THPOs and those seeking basic training. Topics include, but are not limited to: the THPO-Federal Preservation Program Relationship; Strategic Planning to Scope and Focus THPO Programs; Survey, Inventory, and National Register Programs; Section 106 Dynamics; Advising and Cooperating with Other Governments; THPOs as Sovereignty Advocates; and more.
Click here for more information about this training opportunity
Click here for workshop application and payment information
You can download the form and fill in the blanks or print and fill.

Field Trip Options:
Click here for Field Trip application form (covers all three field trips)
You can download the form and fill in the blanks or print and fill.
#1: Visit Makah Tribe in Neah Bay, Wash. ($50/person to include lunch) – all day event
Click here for preliminary Makah itinerary, subject to change
#2: Visit Skokomish Indian Tribe, Wash. ($50/person to include lunch) – most of the day event
Click here for Skokomish Tour specifics
#3: Suquamish Tribe Port Madison Reservation tour ($50/person) – afternoon only
Click here for preliminary Port Madison itinerary, subject to change

Opening reception – evening

Tuesday, Sept. 11th:
Full day of presentations and discussions on tribal consultation with panel discussions that will focus on a variety of federal agencies
* Lunch (provided)

Wednesday, Sept. 12th:
Full day of presentations and discussions
* Lunch (provided)
Culture Night (dinner provided by Suquamish Tribe and THPO Program)

Thursday, Sept. 13th:
National Park Service (all morning) to discuss:
* Applying for Tribal Heritage Grants
* “THPO Time” to include discussions and Q&A on such issues as grant reporting, financial management, etc.
* Lunch (on your own)

To be rescheduled for Thursday afternoon or Friday morning:
Discussion about recent FCC actions
Discussion with other federal agencies

Friday, Sept. 14th:
12noon – conference concludes

Interested in being a presenter or speaker at the conference?
Click here for Presenter Proposal form
You can download the form and fill in the blanks or print and fill.
Deadline: August 17, 2018

How to register for the conference?
Click here for Registration form
You can download the form and fill in the blanks or print and fill.

Lodging and Transportation Information
Click here for revised Information about Lodging and Transportation
Note: The one-page summary of travel information does not include the option of driving south and around Puget Sound to the conference site. This approximately 1.5-2 hour drive through Tacoma and Bremerton is instead of going to downtown Seattle and catching the Bainbridge Island ferry. Both are scenic. If you plot out the drive make sure your end point is the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Hotel.

Conference Sponsorship
Click here for Sponsorship information
You can download the form and fill in the blanks or print and fill.

Use this Paypal link to pay for conference registration and workshop fees:
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Click here to go to the Suquamish Tribe’s website