2019 Cultural Resource Protection Summit (May 22-23)

Cultural Resources, Cultural Values

 The 2019 Cultural Resource Protection Summit marks our 12thgathering.  A dozen years of Summiting!  We are still hard at work fulfilling the mission we have had since the Summit’s inception:  The primary goal in organizing the annual Summit has been to facilitate amongst all affected parties an open, frank discussion about the intersection between cultural resources and land use.  The Summit is designed to promote collaborative cultural resource planning as an effective means of finding resolution to issues before they escalate into emotionally-charged, divisive, and expensive stalemates or law suits.

This year, the Summit agenda includes an engaging array of cutting-edge topics that will encourage attendees to examine the various values ascribed to cultural resources and how value-based perspectives might influence solutions for today’s most pressing challenges to effective cultural resource protection.  Keynotes, panel discussions, “lightning” talks, small group discussions, and an interactive walk-about will highlight useful examples of the links between value-based CRM and responsible land use.  We will also reserve plenty of time to eat well and socialize!

Please join us at the Suquamish Tribe’s beautiful and inviting House of Awakened Culture for a two-day gathering that will help you improve your technical skills while deepening your connection to why we do this work.  Leave with more tools for protecting cultural resources and sharing the important stories they tell, not to mention new allies and friends.


Keynote Address – Margo Hill (Spokane), Eastern Washington University Tribal Planning Program

Back by popular demand, we welcome Margo Hill, this time to the Keynote’s podium for an address on tribal sovereignty, key Supreme Court cases that define the status of American Indian tribes in relationship to state authority, and examples of contemporary American Indian tribal planning.

Environmental Justice – Both a panel session and an interactive “walk-about” will address this concept and its relationship to cultural resource protection.

 “Lightning” talks – Join some of our most dynamic speakers as they take on the challenge of presenting a fascinating topic via 20 slides, each shown for only 20 seconds!


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