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Interagency Coordination and Collaboration for the Protection of Indian Sacred Sites

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The U.S. Departments of Defense, Interior, Agriculture, Energy, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to improve the protection of and tribal access to Indian sacred sites. 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.


U.S. Department of the Interior
Dion Killsback
Senior Counselor to Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs
(202) 208-6939

U.S. Department of Defense
Serena G. Bellew
Deputy Federal Preservation Officer/Acting Senior Advisor and Liaison for Native American Affairs Department of Defense, ODUSD (I&E)/EM
(571) 372-6888

U.S. Department of Agriculture
John Lowery
Tribal Relations Manager
(202) 205-2249

U.S. Department of Energy
David F. Conrad
Director for Tribal and Intergovernmental Affairs
Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
(202) 586-7880

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Valerie Hauser
Office of Native American Affairs

Last modified: 14:56:48 11-Jul-2013