Laguna Development Corporation hosted the 17th National Tribal Preservation Conference at Route 66 Casino Hotel August 17-21.  Sponsored by the National Congress of American Indians, the five day conference brought together over 270 attendees from around the country dedicated to the preservation of tribal culture and history of Native Americans.

Pueblo of Laguna Governor, Virgil Siow and 1st Lt. Governor, David Martinez welcomed everyone to the community.  Attendees including Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPOs) and tribal members were given the opportunity to share information, showcase accomplishments, and discuss cultural preservation concerns.

This year NATHPO collaborated with the American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI), Google Earth Outreach, and the National Park Service (NPS) to offer new pre-conference educational workshops on a variety of topics including: Land, Plant and Animal Restoration; Indigenous Mapping; and THPO Training.

In conjunction with the National Tribal Preservation Conference the NATHPO and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a Section 106 Summit.  The two-day summit addressed the deployment of wireless technologies, compliance with FCC’s Section 106 processes, and how to best meet the demand for advanced wireless services and the infrastructures needed support these services.

To learn more about the conference, CLICK HERE.