This 90 minute webcast (M Street Live!) was presented live from the NTC on November 30, 2016 to discuss the new guidance found in BLM MS 1780 - Tribal Relations and its accompanying Handbook H-1780-1 - Improving and Sustaining Tribal Relations. After a welcoming message from Director Neil Kornze, panelists discussed various topics, including: Why did the BLM need a new manual, What is consultation, Who does the BLM consult with, Who are BLM’s representatives in consultation, and What is in the Handbook. The webcast also includes an extensive Q & A session.
Panelists are Byron Loosle, Branch Chief of the Cultural Heritage Program, and Jerry Cordova, Native American Program Specialist, from the BLM Washington Office; Maureen Joe, Assistant Field Manager from the Farmington Field Office; and Marcia Pablo, Tribal Liaison from the Montana State Office. Cathy Humphrey, BLM Collaboration specialist, hosted.
Target Audience: BLM managers, project leads, NEPA specialists, resource specialists, planning & environmental coordinators, tribal liaisons, and Native American coordinators.
Learning Objective: Given presentations, the participant will acquire skills to engage in meaningful communication with Indian tribes and implement a coordinated approach to consultation in accordance to BLM MS 1780 Tribal Relations and H-1780-1 Improving and Sustaining Tribal Relations.