TLDC Highlight: The Need for Confidentiality within Tribal Cultural Resource Protection

October 6, 2021 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Time: 12:15pm - 1:30pm

Where: Via Zoom, register here:

In going about the work of protecting cultural resources, tribes find themselves in a bind. The protection of one resource almost always requires the exchange of another: sensitive tribal information. Tribes are compelled to reveal a staggering amount of detail to trigger protection for their cultural resources. This compulsion to reveal sensitive information fails to respect Indigenous cultural, intellectual, religious, and spiritual assets. This panel will discuss the current framework of cultural resource protection, the limited means by which tribes can protect their sensitive tribal information, and the need for more enhanced confidentiality protections.