Accession Number : AD1011124

Title :   Governmentality and Social Capital in Tribal/Federal Relations Regarding Heritage Consultation

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jun 2012,31 Aug 2015

Corporate Author : University of Nevada - Reno Reno United States

Personal Author(s) : Cowie,Sarah E

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Report Date : 08 Apr 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This final report summarizes the third and final year of a project studying what appears to be an impasse in tribal/federal discourse regarding heritage consultation as currently practiced in the United States. We use Foucault's concept of governmentality to address cultural resource management (CRM) practices for a qualitative study addressing why tensions between tribes and federal agencies arise in heritage discourse, in spite of overlapping goals. Using practice and agency theories and the concept of social capital (i.e., valued relations with others), we will develop a model for improved tribal/federal heritage consultation; this will be accomplished by working collaboratively with tribal heritage specialists toward potential solutions to this problem. Ultimately, the goal is to outline a strategy for humanizing the process of respectful consultation between tribes and the federal government. The majority of work over the past year has centered on a collaborative archaeology project at Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada.

Descriptors :   american indians , united states government , cultural resources , models , resource management , Collaborative techniques

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE