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Webinar Replay: 2017 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite: Respecting California Native Tribes as Sovereign Nations

This program offers 1.5 participatory MCLE credit; 1 Elimination of Bias. You must register in advance to participate.

Certain environmental laws explicitly provide for government-to-government consultation between California’s Native Nations and local, state and federal agencies, but what does “consultation” mean? And what role does cultural bias play in the failure to recognize tribal governments as governments? This panel will describe tribal sovereignty, explore the unbreakable link between tribal sovereignty and the government-to-government concept, and describe the respect tribal leaders and tribal governments receive under the law. The discussion will focus on AB 52 and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and will also help identify ways to keep cultural bias from creeping into consultations.

Speakers: Donna Beddow, Antonette Cordero, Cynthia Gomez, Merri Lopez-Keifer

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