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CalTHPO Summit

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CalTHPO & SHPO Virtual Summit 2020
Cultural Justice for Tribes
Wednesday, September 30 – Thursday, October 1, 2020
8:30 am – 5:00 pm PT

Via Zoom


The California THPO & SHPO Virtual Summit brings together California’s Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, Tribal leaders, Tribal citizens, and cultural preservation staff with the California State Historic Preservation Officer and Office of Historic Preservation to facilitate discussion and sharing with state and federal agencies and organizations.

This year, we will be meeting in an online format over two days, with ten panels organized around the theme “Cultural Justice for Tribes.” The fight for justice is not new to Tribes, but in this era of civil strife and uncertainty, it is more important than ever for Tribes to have their voices heard and for the state and federal governments to meet Tribes in a spirit of cooperation, commitment, and respect.

Please join us! When you register, you will be added to our mailing list to receive the final agenda and access to the Zoom links for each panel when they are finalized.


Please register now for the Virtual Summit: Cultural Justice for Tribes on Wednesday, September 30th, and Thursday, October 1st from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PT (Pacific Time). Participants only need to register once for both sessions.

Wednesday, September 30

8:00 – 8:30       Welcome/Opening Remarks
8:30 – 9:30       Federal Updates: ACHP and NATHPO
9:30 – 10:00     BREAK
10:00 – 11:30    ACHP Traditional  Knowledge Paper
11:30 – 12:30    LUNCH BREAK
12:30 – 2:00     Caltrans and Federal Highways Administration
2:00 – 2:30       BREAK
2:30 – 3:30       CalFire and USFS
3:30 – 4:00       BREAK
4:00 – 5:00       CalOES and FEMA

Thursday, October 1

8:00 – 8:30      Welcome/Opening Remarks
8:30 – 9:30       CA Office of Historic Preservation and SHPO
9:30 – 10:00     BREAK
10:00 – 11:30    UC Repatriation Policy
11:30 – 12:30    LUNCH BREAK
12:30 – 2:00     UC Repatriation/NAHC
2:00 – 2:30       BREAK
2:30 – 3:30       State Water Board – Tribal Beneficial Uses
3:30 – 4:00       BREAK
4:00 – 5:00      California State Parks/Tribal Digital Atlas

Federal Updates:

  • Reid Nelson, ACHP
  • Blythe Semmer, ACHP
  • Valerie Grussing, NATHPO

ACHP Traditional Knowledge Paper

  • Aimee Jorjani, ACHP Chairman
  • Valerie Hauser, ACHP
  • Ira Matt, ACHP
  • Sonia Tamez, Saving Our Stories, California Institute for Community, Art, and Nature

Caltrans and FHWA

  • Sarah Allred, Caltrans
  • Jody Brown, Caltrans
  • Dave Tedrick, FHWA
  • Shawn Oliver, FHWA
  • Stephanie Stoermer, FHWA

CalFire and USFS

  • Shannon Johnson, CalFire
  • Len Nielson, CalFire
  • Travis Armstrong, CalFire
  • Rowena Yeahquo, USFS
  • Susan White, USFS
  • Karin Klemic, USFS
  • Jen Dyer, USFS
  • Matthew Moore, THPO, United Auburn Indian Community


  • Christopher Poehlmann, FEMA
  • Patricia Nelson, Cal OES
  • Alessandro Amaglio, Environmental Officer
  • Dirk Charley, Tribal Liaison, Sierra National Forest


  • Julianne Polanco, SHPO
  • Jenan Saunders, Assistant SHPO
  • Armando Quintero, Director, CA State Parks

UC Repatriation Policy and NAHC

  • Christina Snyder, Executive Director, NAHC (invited)
  • Laura Miranda, Commissioner, NAHC
  • Merri Lopez-Keifer, Commissioner, NAHC
  • Courtney Ann Coyle, UAIC Outside Counsel
  • Michele Fahley, UC Working Group
  • Lourdes DeMattos, UCOP
  • Wendy Teeter, UCLA
  • Tom Torma, UC Berkeley
  • Megon Noble, UC Davis
  • Debbie Treadway, NAHC (invited)

State Water Board – Tribal Beneficial Uses

  • Adriana Renteria, Tribal Liaison, SWRCB
  • Moises Moreno-Rivera, SWRCB
  • Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez, SWRCB
  • Sarah Ryan, Environmental Director, Big Valley Rancheria
  • Javier Silva

California State Parks/Tribal Digital Atlas

  • Michael McGuirt, Cannabis Program Cultural Lead, CA State Parks
  • Brittani Orona, Tribal Affairs, CA State Parks
  • Jason MacCannell, Tribal Digital Atlas, CA State Parks

Pala Environmental Department – Shasta Gaughen

For more information contact the Pala Environment Department:
760-891-3515 | |


Feel free to download and share the event flyer.

CalTHPO & SHPO Virtual Summit Archives

The Pala Environmental Department will archive the webinar links, videos, and power points presentations (.pdf) for you to access. Check back after each webinar to view the materials.

Day 1

Feel free to download the PowerPoint presentation for Federal Updates: ACHP and NATHPO (.pdf).


Feel free to download the PowerPoint presentation for ACHP Traditional Knowledge Paper 1 (.pdf) and ACHP Traditional Knowledge Paper 2 (.pdf).


Feel free to download the PowerPoint presentation for CalFire and USFS (.pdf).


Feel free to download the PowerPoint presentation for CalOES and FEMA 1 (.pdf), CalOES and FEMA 2 (.pdf), and CalOES and FEMA 3 (.pdf).


Day 2