Special Workshops

Midwest Meeting of Historic Preservation Officers

Updated June 16, 2017

NATHPO is working with the National Park Service (NPS) and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) to convene a meeting of the Midwest historic preservation officers that implement the National Historic Preservation Act and other federal and tribal laws.

This special meeting brings together the SHPOs and THPOs in 13 states: Arkansas; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas (1 THPO); Michigan (7 THPOs); Minnesota (10 THPOs); Missouri; Nebraska (4 THPOs); North Dakota (4 THPOs); Ohio; South Dakota (7 THPOs); and Wisconsin (9 THPOs).

Meeting Specifics:
Dates: June 19-20, 2017
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Potawatomi Hotel)

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Note: Hotel cut-off date for discounted hotel reservations was Friday, May 26, 2017

Click here to download Registration Form
Note: There is no fee to participate in this meeting but you must register by Friday, May 26, 2017

Click here for more information about Travel Stipends
Note: A limited amount of funds is available for THPO travel stipends but you must request by Friday, May 26, 2017

Click here to download final Agenda


The Power of Preservation in Indian Country (2015)

NATHPO is accepting applications for the Power of Preservation in Indian Country leadership seminar to be offered May 31-June 4, 2015. Deadline extended through May 11, 2015.

Who, What, Where, and How Much?
Enrollment is open to Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and their staff, tribal museum directors and staff, elected tribal officials, and other tribal employees. Space is limited to only 30 participants and a selection committee will confirm participation on a rolling basis and thus early application is encouraged. Selected participants will be responsible for paying a reduced, non-refundable registration fee of $200 for NATHPO members and $300 for non-members.

The Power of Preservation will take place at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), a unique retreat center located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The NCTC, which is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and works closely with the National Park Service, is offering NATHPO the retreat center’s excellent space for our meeting, lodging and meals.

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Click here for application form (PDF) Note: Application deadline extended through May 11, 2015.

Click here for updated Agenda, as of 5/17/15 (PDF)

Click here for basic travel information for planning purposes (PDF)

2011 “Tribal Summit on Renewable Energy on Protecting Tribal Cultural Resources”

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and NATHPO collaborated on a Tribal Summit on Renewable Energy on Protecting Tribal Cultural Resources that was held January 11-13, 2011, in Palm Springs, California. The summit was hosted by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
Click here for Invitational Letter
Click here for Agenda
Click here for ACHP Summary of Summit

2005 NATHPO Celebrates 15th Anniversary of NAGPRA

In November 2005 NATHPO commemorated the 15th Anniversary of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. NAGPRA directed federal agencies and museums in receipt of federal funds to work with tribal governments in returning Native American human remains and certain cultural items. Prior to this Act, collection of human remains and sacred items and objects of cultural patrimony were collected by various means and Native people were disenfranchised from asserting their rights to reclaim ancestors and cultural items. NATHPO convened a National Meeting of tribal representatives to discuss how NAGPRA has served their communities, as well as highlight some remaining challenges. NATHPO also coordinated an evening reception at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center on November 16, 2005, which was the 15th anniversary of when the Act was signed into law (November 16, 1990). The National Park Service national NAGPRA Committee Meeting met in Albuquerque on November 16-17, 2005.
Click here for Invite Letter
Click here for Success Stories Form
Click here for Week-at-a-Glance

Honor Dinner for Native American World War II Veterans

August 11, 2005
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
In conjunction with the 7th Annual NATHPO Meeting Click here for Honor Dinner Program and Honorees
Click here for photos from the dinner

Honor Dinner for Native American World War II Veterans

July 9, 2004
Jurys Hotel
Washington, DC
In Conjunction with the 6th Annual NATHPO Meeting
Click here for Honor Dinner Program and Honorees



In October 2003, NATHPO collaborated with the Law Department of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to offer NATHPO participants free admittance to a special, one-day, legal workshop on protecting tribal historic places on public lands in conjunction with the Trust’s annual conference that was in Denver, Colorado that year.

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