National Training Center - Fort Irwin, California. Tribal Consultations Held on 3-5 September 2002
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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From July to October 2002, the Engineer Research and Development Center-Construction Engineering Research Laboratory provided the National Training Center-Fort Irwin, California, with resources to organize, facilitate, and moderate a consultation meeting between the installation and the federally recognized Native American tribes in a nation-to-nation level meeting. The purpose of the consultation was to establish an open and constructive dialogue between the U.S. Army and those Native American tribes who have cultural resource interests at NTC-Fort Irwin. The meeting was held to discuss the military mission of NTC-Fort Irwin and to identify and address potential tribal issues with respect to the installation and its Area of Potential Effect APE. Fifteen tribes were invite. Presentations included standard operating procedures for inadvertent discovery, a forthcoming supplemental Environmental Impact Statement regarding expansion, available cultural resources tools Archeological Predictive Model and Automated Tool for Monitoring Archeological Sites, and the ethnohistoric and ethnographic cultural affiliation study of the mid-Mojave region. A transcript of the consultation meeting is included.
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