Category Archives: cultural resources

DOI Consultation Notice on DOI Reorganization

Download(PDF): Tribal Listening Sessions on E.O. 13871: Reorganization of the Executive Branch Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Michael S. Black, invites Tribal leaders to attend one of the listed listening sessions to provide input on improving “efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability” … Continue reading

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Zinke Apparently Promised to Rescind the Bears Ears Monument Designation

Here.

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“‘Spiteful and petty’: Maine governor bans signs to Obama-designated monument”

From the Guardian, here.  Katahdin is the Penobscots’ sacred mountain. When you look north as the river splits into its east and west branches, you look directly at Katahdin.

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Legal Planet: “Politicians and Commentators Who Criticize Recent National Monuments Are Making Up Their Own Version of History”

By Sean Hecht (“Go Blue”), here. An excerpt: But the idea that large monument designations are new or inappropriate is, much like other current right-wing narratives about the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies, a false story based on false history.  Bears … Continue reading

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Micro-Response on the Presidential Authority to Terminate or Diminish National Monuments

From one of the authors of the original paper: It is true that there have been a number of proclamations diminishing monuments in the past but none of these have been challenged in court so no court has ever passed … Continue reading

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House Resources PR Staff Response to “New Scholarship Arguing ‘Presidents Lack the Authority to Abolish or Diminish National Monuments’”

Here (original post here): I was just reading your blog “New Scholarship Arguing, ‘Presidents Lack the Authority to Abolish or Diminish National Monuments.’” Just wanted to send some additional info. Let me know if you have any questions! Amending Proclamations: … Continue reading

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Protection of Traditional Cultural Resources – Working Draft of NARF

Here: Protection of Traditional Cultural Resources – Working Draft of NARF From NCAI: Dear Leaders: This is an important time for protection of tribal cultural resources.  The World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the United Nations, is considering the … Continue reading

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New Scholarship Arguing, “Presidents Lack the Authority to Abolish or Diminish National Monuments”

Mark Squillace, Eric Biber, Nicholas S. Bryner, and Sean B. Hecht have posted “Presidents Lack the Authority to Abolish or Diminish National Monuments” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: By any measure, the Antiquities Act of 1906 has a remarkable … Continue reading

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Zinke’s “Be Nice” Moment is a Highly Gendered Response

Here is “Linguist Robin Lakoff on Women, Men and American Talk — Are women bound by a culture of niceness?”, from Moyers, focusing on Secretary Zinke’s aggressive effort to shut down questions from Cassandra Begay. Video here: Longer video here:

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NYTs: “Battle Over Bears Ears Heats Up as Trump Rethinks Its Monument Status”

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