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SWCA has maintained long-standing relationships with American Indian tribes, Island native peoples, and Alaskan corporations and communities. Our tribal services are based on the recognition of tribal communities as self-governing and self-determining entities.

We help tribes maintain sovereign management of their resources by collaborating with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and related agencies, helping tribes explore opportunities for project development, guiding tribes through the process of establishing Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPOs), and getting tribal members actively involved in the projects that occur on their land. Our culturally sensitive consultation services facilitate government-to-government communication, ensure compliance with relevant mandates, and effectively manage resources that are an integral part of tribal identity.

Relevant Services

  • Identification, Evaluation, and Documentation of Traditional Cultural Properties (TCP)
  • Ethnographic/Ethnohistoric Overviews and Interviews
  • Ethnobotany
  • General Archival Research
  • Technical Assistance and Support to State and Federal Agencies on Native American Consultation
  • Natural Resource Management Assistance
  • American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA) Consultations
  • Assistance with Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

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