January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Timely Consideration of Tribal Concerns in Transportation Project Development and Beyond

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center 2018
Stephanie Stoermer, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Native American Transportation Issues; and Standing Committee on Historic and Archeological Preservation in Transportation

Tribal concerns can be identified at any phase of the project development continuum, from initial planning through construction and beyond. This workshop examines tribal concerns in the context of the required regulatory framework for cultural and natural resources and offers best practices to balance the need to identify and address tribal concerns in project development with the need to deliver transportation projects in a timely manner.

Programmatic Agreements? – Developing Relationships of Trust and Respect
Jeani Borchert, North Dakota Department of Transportation


What is Past is Prologue: Understanding Contemporary Tribal Concerns Related to Tribal Treaty Rights
Stephanie Stoermer, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


Addressing Differing Perspectives on Properties of Religious & Cultural Significance
Rhonda Fair, Oklahoma Department of Transportation


Udall Center for Environment Conflict Resolution
joy keller-weidman


Approaches to Tribal Engagement and Consultation for State DOTs
Laura Cruzada, Texas Department of Transportation; Rhonda Fair, Oklahoma Department of Transportation


Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution (ECCR): The Role of the Third-Party Neutral in Tribal Consultation Efforts
Valerie Puleo