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WASHINGTON, D.C.— As the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) commemorates National Native American Heritage Month, Chairman Aimee Jorjani today announced the release of Early Coordination with Indian Tribes during Pre-application Process: A Handbook, to offer guidance on how federal agencies, industry, and Indian tribes can work collaboratively and effectively prior to the submission of applications that will need to go through the Section 106 process of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Historic School Devastated By Hurricane Katrina Given New Life

Commemorative video

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) announced Bell Artspace in New Orleans’ Tremé–America’s oldest African American neighborhood–as the recipient of the 2019 ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

Artspace, the Housing Authority of New Orleans, and the Louisiana Office of Community Development were presented with the award at a ceremony at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on November 6.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation announces its plans for the fall business meeting in Washington, D.C. November 6-7. Read the agendas.

Members will meet for a strategic planning session and in committees Nov. 6, and then on Nov. 7 for the business meeting. The ACHP/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation will be presented, and members will hear from a variety of speakers discussing historic preservation issues.

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Emily Choi, who joined the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on September 3, 2019, as an assistant historic preservation specialist with the Office of Federal Agency Programs has won the Lawyers’ Committee on Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) student writing competition.

Choi, a former ACHP intern, will receive a $500 award from LCCHP for her paper, “Safeguarding Native American Traditional Knowledge Under Existing Legal Frameworks: Why and How Federal Agencies must Re-Interpret FOIA’s ‘Trade Secret Exemption.’ ” She also will be featured on the LCCHP website.

Ms. Heard is from Mobile, AL and is a third-year Tuskegee University Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science student. She is set to graduate in December 2022.

This summer I was honored to be selected as a participant for Touching History: Preservation in Practice, and it has truly taught me a lot about historic preservation. Touching History is a program developed by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, National Park Service, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s HOPE Crew. It was created to help students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) gain more interest in historic preservation.