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Long Days Journey into Night, Government to Government Consultation under Section 106, on the Navajo Nation

Author(s): Ronald Maldonado

Year: 2017

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Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended requires that the Federal Agencies consult with American Indian Tribes on a Government to Government basis. There are numerous guidelines and trainings on how this should be accomplished under the law, but these do not consider the Tribal point of view. American Indian Tribes are sovereign Nations and expect to be treated as such, expecting long term relationships with Federal Agencies. During my tenure with the Navajo Nation, it was my job to build those relationships, by educating the Agencies and project proponents as to why the cultural resources were important to the Navajo People. These cultural resources were both on and off the Navajo Nation lands, so consultation could also include 22 other tribes who claim aboriginal use of Navajo Reservation lands and other Federal Lands. How these resources were managed was dependent on the relationships that had been built over the years.


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Long Days Journey into Night, Government to Government Consultation under Section 106, on the Navajo Nation. Ronald Maldonado. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430084)


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min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 15109

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America