The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes (Tribes) hosted more than 100 federal and state officials on August 24-25 at the Event Center on the Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho, for a Treaty Rights Seminar intended to improve the federal trust relationship
between the Tribes and the federal government. Tribal officials offered presentations covering a broad range of topics such as tribal history including the Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868, treaty rights, wildlife management, health care programs,
and expectations regarding consultation. Valerie Hauser, Director of the ACHP’s Office of Native American Affairs, was honored to serve as one of the keynote speakers. Ms. Hauser’s talk focused on working with Indian tribes as preservation partners and highlighted Administration initiatives like Generation Indigenous and support for the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to emphasize the importance of developing such relationships. The seminar participants were also offered a fascinating tour of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes’ reservation, learning about tribal history and culture.