Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., uses many resources to meet client’s needs and state and federal regulations for historic preservation. CRA references manuals and handbooks created to help guide the cultural resource management industry and meet the requirements for Section 106 compliance.
Section 106 Compliance
Section 106 requires federal agencies to consider any effects on historic properties of projects they conduct, assist, permit, license, fund, or approve. By referencing the resources, CRA can be sure to provide an adequate report for the proposed project, and as a result a smoother review process of the report.
If you are interested in reading more about the Section 106 compliance process, the Section 106 Applicant Toolkit is a good place to start–Section 106 Applicant Toolkit.
Tribal Consultation is also an integral part of the Section 106 compliance process when tribal lands are involved. CRA works with both State Historic Preservation Officers across the country and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers during the Section 106 process.
For more information on the role of the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has prepared an informative document–Role of the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Though the Declaration does not require any additional work than the work already required, it is seen as a document of good faith. The Declaration is a statement that emphasizes the rights of indigenous peoples and helps to strengthen their institutions among other things. If you would like to read the entire Declaration, the document can be found here–U.N. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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