In our Phase 1 survey, Tribes identified protection of cultural and sacred places as their number two cultural priority. Phase 3 grants will support Tribes in protecting their places as they see fit.
In Phases 1 and 2, the CRF received 126 grant applications for cultural resource information systems including hardware, software, equipment, and training. In preparation for Phase 3 site protection grants, a gathering, Respecting Place, was held at Santa Ana Pueblo in December 2017. Modeled on workshops conducted in Canada and New Zealand, Tribal and industry leaders presented best practices and conducted workshops in site protection technology.
The gathering proved to be extremely valuable and inspirational in supporting a wide range of efforts among tribal communities all over the country. We are grateful for all who attended, and for the knowledge and wisdom of the presenters who shared their insights and expertise.
“The best on-point information I have ever received with reference to “Protecting Our Places.”
“Please bring this conference to Oklahoma!”
“I was shocked how much useful information I learned, even in subjects I thought I already knew about.”
“I learned from great examples of community organizing and advocacy. It has given me ideas and inspiration for similar efforts at my own tribe and community.”
“The conference set up relationships with technical experts and other tribes that will continue to benefit our cultural preservation long after the conference.”
“The meeting was thoughtful and sensitive. You could feel and see the passion of the speakers.”
“This has been an extremely valuable and inspiring experience that will benefit our tribe greatly.”
“Perfect flow of presenters and topics.”
We appreciate the generous support of the Getty Conservation Institute, Lannan Foundation, National Park Service, and Google Earth in making the Respecting Place gathering possible.