Cultural resources include traditional cultural properties & landscapes, structures and prehistoric sites to name a few examples. Although many cultural treasures have been discovered and protected, there are still numerous undiscovered or unprotected Native American sites and structures around the country.

Protecting Native American Cultural Resources

Cultural Resources are tangible remains of past human activity that provide unique information about past societies and environments.

If you are interested in learning more, Michele Fahley details how statutes are deployed to protect these important pieces of our history.[1] Michele will help you to understand the federal legal framework, details what each law regulates, shows how these laws work together and explains how you can use these laws to represent client interests. To access the course please click here: Federal Cultural Resources Protection.

She will cover the following topics:

* The Environmental Assessment

* The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

* The scoping process

* The Record of Decision (ROD)

* The National Register of Historic Places

* National Register criteria

* Consulting parties under Section 106

* Section 106 procedural steps

* The ARPA application process

* Notice under ARPA

Michele Fahley serves as Deputy General Counsel for the Pechanga Band of Mission Indians. As Deputy General Counsel, Mrs. Fahley provides general representation to the tribal government in all matters and serves as Chair of the Conference Planning Committee.

This CLE is accredited in the following states:

* Alaska (AK)

* Arizona (AZ)

* California (CA)

* Connecticut (CT)

* District of Columbia (DC)

* Illinois (IL)

* Maryland (MD)

* Massachusetts (MA)

* Michigan (MI)

* Missouri (MO)

* New Hampshire (NH)

* New Jersey (NJ)

* New York (NY)

* North Dakota (ND)

* Pennsylvania (PA)

* South Dakota (SD)

Attorney Credits offers CLE for attorneys in Illinois and around the country. For more information about CLE in Illinois please click the following link: IL CLE.

[1] The following statutes will be discussed in this CLE program: the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) & the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).