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Foundations of Federal Indian Law: Tribal Consultation Webinar Series Part 1

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join PNTS for Part 1 in our Tribal Consultation & Trails Webinar Series. In this training you will hear from Brett Lee Shelton (Oglala Sioux Tribe), Senior Staff Attorney for the Native American Rights Fund and Joe M. Tenorio, Staff Attorney for the Native American Rights Fund about the history of Tribal – U.S. Government relations, Federal Indian Law, recent trends in federal Indian Affairs, and Tribal perspectives regarding protection and access to Sacred Places. You’ll walk away with an understanding of the main components of Federal Indian Law, how your work relates to it, and what your responsibilities are in Tribal engagement.

Registration coming soon for Part 2 & 3 in this webinar series.

  • August 24, 2022. 3:00-4:00pm (ET). Part 2: Foundations of Tribal Consultation & Visions of Its Future. Hear from Susan Johnson (Regional Tribal Relations Program Manager, Rocky Mountain Region, U.S. Forest Service), Dorothy Firecloud (Native American Affairs Liaison, Assistant to the Director, National Park Service), and Eric Chiasson (Regional Tribal Liaison, Tribal and Cultural Affairs-Region 1, National Park Service) about the history of Tribal consultation, the basics of the process, examples of Tribal consultation on National Trails, the cultural injustice inherent in the process, and what it could look like in the future.
  • Date TBD. Part 3: Tribal Engagement: Distinguishing Consultation from Coordination. Learn about the differences between Tribal consultation, coordination, and engagement, and the responsibilities of different entities to engage in each practice. Hear about successes, failures, and best practices for engaging Indigenous communities from an Indigenous perspective.


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