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Cultural & Environmental Laws: Policy & Advocacy


Cultural & Environmental Laws: Policy & Advocacy

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12/05 – 12/06   Henderson/Las Vegas, NV












KIVA provides many customized training & events year round. These courses meet annual training certification requirements and we GUARANTEE them with post-training technical assistance. For more information, contact us at  866.202.5482 or [email protected].






KIVA offers a variety of specialized consulting services to tribal nations. Our staff and associates have over 75 years of hands-on experience eager to help reach tribal and individual goals.









KIVA Institute provides quality services to promote capacity building for Indian tribes and tribal organizations, alongside federal and local agency service providers. Our goal is to enhance relationships between Indian tribes and funding agencies, inspire tribal members towards developing a determined mindset and to assist in the preservation of the Indian culture while maintaining their sovereignty.

Cultural & Environmental Laws: Policy & Advocacy

Tribal historic and cultural heritage and natural resources are often affected risk by economic and community development on tribal lands. The federal government, as trustee for tribal nations, is required by federal laws to consult with tribes on potential impacts to tribal cultural heritage, historic properties, and natural resources. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the federal trustee to document and analyze potential social and environmental impacts on tribal resources. The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) are intended to protect and preserve historic and cultural sites. Federal agencies are required to conduct full and meaningful consultations with tribes, and to do so in accord with government-to-government principles and tribes’ preferences.

The Indian Self-Determination & Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, allows tribal nations to assume direct operation of federal programs serving tribes, including Historic Preservation Programs. The National Park Service (NPS) provides discretionary funding to tribes for Tribal Historic Preservation Programs and funding for tribal heritage grants and Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) projects.

Who Should Attend?

Tribal council members, tribal environmental and natural resources staff, federal and state environmental professionals, tribal courts staff, tribal attorneys, federal line officials.

What Will I Learn?

KIVA Institute brings experts who have years of experience in Indian Country to help you understand the federal laws that are intended to protect tribal cultural heritage, historic properties, and natural resources. Learn directly from experts who have years of technical expertise in conducting archaeological surveys, conducting technical assessments, developing mitigation measures, and helping federal and state agencies understand their responsibilities to tribes:

  • The fundamentals of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) and how to apply these and other federal laws effectively on tribal projects.
  • The fundamentals of the NHPA Section 106 consultation requirements and how tribes can shape the review process to comport with tribal historic and cultural protection laws and preferences.
  • How tribes can hold federal, state and private project proponents accountable for meeting and complying with the NHPA, ARPA and tribal laws.
  • How to mediate environmental, historic and cultural preservation issues and concerns during the NEPA and NHPA Section 106 processes.
  • How tribes can invoke their eligibility and right to participate in federal and state consultation processes, have input into the process, and how to invoke tribal laws in the process.
  • Fundamentals of developing tribal cultural and historic preservation codes.
  • How to prepare and submit nominations of tribal historic properties to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • How to develop strategies to invoke tribal laws on proposed projects; including tribal codes and ordinances, penal provisions; and how to impose tribal sovereign jurisdiction.


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Contracts & Grants Compliance

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  • OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements (aka “Super Circular”)
  • Practicum for Federal Line Officers & Federal Awarding Officials
  • Federal Grant Management Principles
  • Contract Scopes of Work & Annual Funding Agreements
  • Contract Law & Administration
  • Accounting Basics for Tribes
  • Single Audit Act: Preparation & Follow Up
  • Indirect Cost Principles: Contract Support Costs
  • Preparing Indirect Cost Rate Proposals
  • QuickBooks™ and Accounting Principles
  • Financial Management Systems & Reporting Requirements (GASB)
  • Contract Appeals, Disputes & Federal Tort Claims Act under Pub. L. 93-638

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Tribal Governance Training Series

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  • Tribal Council – Board Roles & Responsibilities
  • Tribally-Controlled Schools Boards of Directors
  • Tribal Enterprise Board Roles & Responsibilities
  • Robert’s Rules of Order: Mastering the Basics
  • Evolution of Federal Indian Law & Policy
  • Strategic Planning in Indian Country

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Tribal Administrative and Management

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  • Records Management Principles
  • Fair Labor Standards: Compliance for Tribes
  • Federal Travel Regulations – Temporary Duty Travel
  • Tribal Employment Law
  • MSOffice for Professionals
  • Administrative Professionals Conference View More


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