Upcoming events

    • 05/23/2018
    • 05/24/2018
    • Suquamish, WA

    This is the 11th annual Cultural Resource Protection Summit. Since its 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 benefits of a landscape approach and how it might inform workable solutions for today’s most pressing challenges to effective cultural resource protection. Topics on Day 1 will orient us to a variety of relevant landscapes, including regulatory and environmental, while Day 2 topics will address more advanced Cultural Resource Management (CRM) applications. Keynotes, panel discussions, and open discussions will highlight useful examples of the link between landscape-based CRM and responsible land use.

    ACRA's Executive Director, Marion Werkheiser, will be speaking on the federal legislative and regulatory landscape.

    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.

    For more details, review the event poster.

    • 07/26/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • GotoWebinar
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    This webinar is intended to provide a basic overview of ethnographic ethics and methods, as well as the history and role of ethnography within Cultural Resource Management (CRM). Increasing consultation and collaboration with descendant communities and lack of current documentation of Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs) have increased the demand for CRM ethnographic projects. With handouts and a focus on the practical application of ethnographic methods and ethical considerations in CRM, this webinar will help participants better understand how to conduct ethnographic research with integrity and ultimately improve relations with descendant communities.

    The expert providers for this session are Jessica Yaquinto and Dr. Sean Gantt. Jessica Yaquinto, MA is a cultural anthropologist and ethnographer who has 12 years of experience in Cultural Resource Management ethnography and tribal consultation. She founded Living Heritage Anthropology (LHA) in 2014 and co-founded Living Heritage Research Council in 2017. She has worked on over thirty ethnographic and tribal consultation projects with more than 45 tribes funded by a variety of tribal, private, state, and federal agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Colorado State Historical Fund, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy. Jessica has worked on these projects through LHA, Dominguez Anthropological Research Group (DARG), the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology (BARA), and Northern Arizona University. Additionally, she served as ethnographer for the Cultural Resources and Tribal Programs at Grand Canyon National Park.

    Dr. Gantt is the Acting Director of Education at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and the Chairman of the Board for Living Heritage Research Council. After receiving his PhD at the University of New Mexico, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Brown University and Indiana University. He specializes in visual and public anthropology from ethnographic, archaeological, and documentary film perspectives in the Southeastern and Southwestern United States. His dissertation focused on Choctaw lifeways and cultural preservation. He is of Choctaw descent.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    • 09/06/2018
    • 09/09/2018
    • Cincinnati, OH
    Our Call for Sessions is now open! Click here for instructions on how to submit your session.

    The Conference Page will have more details as they are available.

    • 09/06/2018
    • (EDT)
    • 09/09/2018
    • (EDT)
    • Cincinnati, Ohio


    Registration for the ACRA 2018 Conference in Cincinnati is now open! Come join us September 6-9, 2018 for our annual gathering of CRM professionals and others in the preservation/planning field. This year’s conference theme is Local Voices, National Trends: Heritage Transforming Communities, highlightingCincinnati’s place as a national leader in historic preservation at the local level and places a focus on Section 106 and CRM bringing local voices into the federal process. Our host firm is Gray & Pape

    Session topics will be announced shortly.

    Early bird rates are available until July 15th, and ACRA members and members of firms that have already purchased one registration are eligible for further discounts. As a special thank you to ACRA members, we have increased the member discount to $100 below standard registration rates. Register today!

    Rooms are available at The Netherland Hilton Hotel for the special conference rate of $129.00/night. They can be booked directly through the hotel website using the code ACRA. https://aws.passkey.com/gt/216280408?gtid=629e54059a111a0e80ba9f48c40ecc05

    For questions on the conference contact Conference Chair Kerri Barile.



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