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Home arrowNews arrow ACHP Approves Policy Statement Regarding Federal Relationships with Tribal Historic Preservation Officers

ACHP Approves Policy Statement Regarding Federal Relationships with Tribal Historic Preservation Officers

At the November 2014 business meeting, the ACHP members approved the ACHP Policy Statement Regarding Federal Relationships with Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. There are currently 153 THPOs throughout the United States and the number increases every year. Overall, the participation of Indian tribes in the national historic preservation program continues to expand. The ACHP, recognizing the increasing participation of tribes in the preservation program, at the business meeting in March, endorsed the concept of draft policy to support THPOs and began the process to develop the policy and carry out consultation.

The ACHP sought input from THPOs in the initial draft policy and ultimately consulted with Indian tribes through emails, teleconferences, and  a  meeting during the annual meeting of the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Comments were sought from Federal Preservation Officers.

The ACHP is currently drafting an implementation plan to carry out the commitments in the policy statement. The products that result from the policy will be posted at www.achp.gov/nap.

Posted November 18, 2014