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Tribal Relations
Tribal Relations

Interagency Coordination and Collaboration for the Protection of Indian Sacred Sites

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On December 5, 2012, five Federal agencies (the Departments of Defense, the Interior, Agriculture, Energy, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to improve the protection of and Indian access to sacred sites through interagency coordination and collaboration. The following report provides an update on the agencies’ progress in implementing the MOU.

To meet the requirements of the memorandum, interagency teams will gather information, evaluate resources, and develop recommendations and additional tools that will enhance agency protection of Indian sacred sites.

Contacts

Kathryn Isom-Clause, Chair
Counselor to the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
Department of the Interior
Kathryn_Isom-Clause@ios.doi.gov

A. Joseph Sarcinella V, Esq.
Senior Advisor & Liaison for Native American Affairs
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Department of Defense
andrew.j.sarcinella.civ@mail.mil

Leslie Wheelock
Director, Office of Tribal Relations
Office of the Secretary
Department of Agriculture
Leslie.wheelock@osec.usda.gov

David Conrad
Director of Intergovernmental and Tribal Affairs
Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
Department of Energy
David.conrad@hq.doe.gov

Valerie Hauser
Director, Office of Native American Affairs
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
vhauser@achp.gov

Location: http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/tribalrelations/sacredsitesmou.shtml
Last modified: 15:14:25 9-May-2014