Tribal relations goals
The Foundation embraces and supports the following tribal relations goals:
- The protection of sacred sites, in collaboration with tribes along the trail, will be an integral part of our preservation programs.
- The unprecedented tribal participation and valuable cultural resources shared during the 2003-2006 national Bicentennial commemoration will be well cared for and archived for future generations.
- The meaningful dialogue and legacies created with the tribal nations during the Bicentennial will continue for the next 100 years.
Lewis and Clark Trail—Tribal Legacy Project
COTA: a Circle of Tribal Advisors
The 2003-2006 national Bicentennial commemoration provided an unprecedented national stage for modern-day tribal governments to educate the public about the impact that westward expansion had on tribal lands and cultures, as well as the critical importance of Native American sacred site protection. A Circle of Tribal Advisors (COTA) was created to facilitate this collaboration. read more …