Wednesday, March 10, 2010

National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers

Principles and Purposes of NATHPO (NATHPO is guided by three main principles)

Tribal Sovereignty – the inherent right of Indian Nations to self-government

Confidentiality – recognition of the need to respect the confidentiality of information regarding Native cultural and ceremonial practices and places of religious or cultural significance.

No boundaries – NATHPO recognizes that the cultural and heritage preservation interests of Indian Nations and their peoples often extend far beyond the boundaries of present-day reservations -- often crossing state and national boundaries -- and stands ready to assist in activities relating to transboundary cultural and environmental issues.
image above from: Publications

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