2008: “FEDERAL AGENCY IMPLEMENTATION OF NAGPRA”
This study was a collaborative project between NATHPO and the Makah Tribe to prepare a substantive foundation for assessing federal agency implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and identifying where improvements might be made.
Foreword and Part I – Executive Summary pdf
Part II – Background pdf
Part III – Research Findings pdf
Part IV – Recommendations pdf
Appendix A – Summaries of Law and Regulations pdf
Appendix B – Survey Respondents pdf
Appendix C – Federal NAGPRA Appropriations and Grant History pdf
Appendix D – Notice of Inventory Completion Chart pdf
Appendix E – Letter From National NAGPRA Program to Grand Canyon NP pdf
Appendix F – “Federal Agency Statistics,” 2006 pdf
Appendix G – Two High-Profile Federal-Tribal Case Studies pdf
Author’s Page and Acknowledgments pdf
Front and Back Covers pdf
Zipped copy of entire report (11.9MB)pdf
2005: “TRIBAL CONSULTATION: BEST PRACTICES IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION”
The Best Practices project was an endeavor of NATHPO in collaboration with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) and with funding from the National Park Service (NPS). The goal of the project was to identify a best practices model for consultation between Federal Agencies and Tribes on Section 106 consultation of the National Historic Preservation Act, implementing 43 C.F.R. Part 800.
The project surveyed the consultation experiences of actual participants. All Federal Preservation Officers and federally-recognized Tribes were contacted by the project and asked to identify successful consultations, the participants, and the aspects of the enterprise that they deemed led to a successful result. In addition, the respondents were queried on how they measured success. Participants were asked to identify events occurring after the 1992 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which enhanced the Tribal role in historic preservation and created the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) program. The results of the survey were charted and analyzed in an effort to distill the characteristics of successful consultation and to offer a best practices model for successful consultation in the implementation of Section 106.
2005: “REPORT OF THE NATHPO TRIBAL TOURISM TOOLKIT PROJECT: CULTURAL AND HERITAGE TOURISM IN INDIAN COUNTRY”
“Cultural and Heritage Tourism in Indian Country: Report of the NATHPO Tribal Tourism Toolkit Project,” was conceived by the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers because of the need to protect Native America’s sacred places in ways that are compatible with the need for economic development in Indian country. This report covers three diverse tribal pilot projects conducted over two years as a test of NATHPO’s Tribal Tourism Toolkit. The results of this project will guide the development of a second edition of the Toolkit and direct support of new tribal tourism initiatives across Indian country. The NATHPO Tribal Tourism Toolkit was designed for use at the grassroots tribal level, especially for those tribal communities that are still planning tourism initiatives and those with a need to coordinate existing tourism products and services for marketing purposes. The results of this project indicate a need for technical assistance and support necessary to facilitate cultural heritage and nature-based tourism. For the original Toolkit, please see below.