Advocacy

FEDERAL APPROPRIATIONS

Per the 1992 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, federally recognized tribal governments were able to create and operate Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) programs by officially entering into agreements with the National Park Service on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior. Among other tasks, THPOs may assume the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) responsibilities on tribal lands and also receive funds for this purpose from the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), also administered by the National Park Service. The HPF is supported by annual revenues from Outer Continental Shelf oil leases and assists states, local governments, and Indian tribes with their historic preservation activities nationwide.


FY2018 Budget Request

NATHPO is advocating for $13 million for Tribal Preservation Historical Officers (THPOs) to carry out the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act and to support the tribal competitive grant program.
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FY2017 Budget Request

NATHPO is advocating for $11.985 million for Tribal Preservation Historical Officers (THPOs) to carry out the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act and to support the tribal competitive grant program.
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NATHPO submitted testimony for the record to the House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee on the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request
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FY2016 Budget Request

On March 25, 2015, NATHPO testified before the House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee on the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request
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NATHPO is advocating for $15 million for Tribal Preservation Historical Officers (THPOs) to carry out the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act and to support the tribal competitive grant program.
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FY2015 Budget Request

April 8, 2014 NATHPO Testified before the House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee on the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request
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FY2014 Budget Request

April 24, 2014 NATHPO Testified before the House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee on the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request
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FY2013 Budget Request

March 28, 2012 NATHPO Testified before the House Interior, Environemnt and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee on the President’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request
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2011 NATHPO Testified before U.S. Senate Subcommittee on National Parks

On November 5, 2011, NATHPO testified before Senator Mark Udall, Chairman, Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, on cultural and historic resources issues and the national park system.
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2011 NATHPO Submitted Testimony to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

On June 16, 2011, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held an oversight hearing on NAGPRA and other repatriation laws.
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Click here to read NATHPO’s written testimony for the hearing record.


2009 NATHPO Testified on NAGPRA to the U.S. House of Representatives Full Committee on Natural Resources

On October 7, 2009, NATHPO testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, which held a full committee oversight hearing on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
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