PNTS Programming Update Summer 2022

This Summer, PNTS began a webinar series on Tribal Consultation. The three-part series is intended to provide relevant information and best practices for Tribal Consultation as they pertain to the work of trails professionals in the non-profit and governmental spheres. Visit our website for complete information about each webinar including speaker details, dates for live sessions and recordings of past sessions. 

Part 1: Foundations of Federal Indian Law
July 13, 2022 – 3:00pm EST

Learn 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 your role in Tribal engagement. 

Part 2: Foundations of Tribal Consultation & Visions of Its Future

August 24, 2022 – 3:00pm EST

Learn 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. 

Part 3: Tribal Engagement: Distinguishing Consultation from Coordination
September 29, 2022 – 3:00pm EST

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 on trails. 

Contact PNTS Programs Coordinator Cara Yendrzeski at for more information about PNTS programs and how you can get involved. 

View PNTS’s webinar calendar and access recordings of past webinars at