The ACHP’s Office of Native American Affairs staff supports the ACHP in a number of ways, from policy development and project review, training and education, and guidance development to providing information papers about various topics concerning Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations. Information papers are different than guidance documents and discuss issues that may inform participants in the Section 106 process.
Traditional Knowledge and the Section 106 Process: Information for Federal Agencies and Other Participants explores the concept of traditional knowledge and clarifies its role in the Section 106 review process.
The Indian Removal Era and Section 106 Tribal Consultation: Information Paper is intended to help federal agencies understand why they must consult with those Indian Tribes who were removed from their homelands and the unique issues such Indian Tribes face.
- Tribal Treaty Rights in the Section 106 Process is an information paper reminding federal agencies to consider potential Tribal treaty rights as the Section 106 process is initiated.
- Improving Tribal Consultation in Infrastructure Projects The ACHP offers this report in response and recognition that a great many of the issues raised during the Department of Interior, Department of Justice, and the Army meetings in 2016 concerning Indian Tribes’ input in federal infrastructure decisions are about or related to the Section 106 process.
- Information Paper on Cultural Landscapes This paper addresses the topic of identifying and considering the role of indigenous places and landscapes in Section 106, as well as in non-Section 106 contexts.
- The Protection of Indian Sacred Sites: General Information July 2015 This paper is intended to provide the reader with a very basic understanding about Indian sacred sites. It is offered to help the public, local planners, state officials, developers, and others better understand sacred sites and how they can help protect them.
- UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Background On December 16, 2010, at the second White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama announced the United States’ support for the Declaration. The State Department also released a document to accompany President Obama’s announcement that provides a more detailed statement about US support and ongoing work in Indian Country.