Welcome to Preserving the Past Together, a UW seminar and workshop series sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, Office of Research, the Burke Museum, Anthropology, and the Quaternary Research Center. These 2 hour luncheon events bring together tribal representatives, tribal historic preservation offices, representatives from local, federal and state agencies, and cultural resource managers to evaluate the contemporary needs and challenges of preserving heritage in the Salish Sea. The objective is to foster the development of collaborative approaches to heritage management and historic preservation that integrate the needs of these diverse stewards and stakeholders. The workshops will serve as catalysts for situating local needs and challenges within a national and international framework for caring for and protecting cultural heritage.

Workshop 4: Best Practices in Collaboration
May 23, 2017 12:00-4:00pm
House of Awakened Culture
7235 NE Pkwy, Suquamish, WA 98392

Join Preserving the Past Together  for our event, “Best Practices in Collaboration,” an afternoon-long workshop hosted by the Suquamish Tribe. Workshop participants will join panelists from the University of Washington, University of Victoria and the Sto:lo Research and Resource Management Centre to develop a collectively authored tool-kit that provides heritage managers with guidelines for effective collaboration with tribes in the Salish Sea. This event precedes the 10th Annual Cultural Resource Protection Summit and is free of charge.

 A light lunch will be served at 11:30am. If you have any special dietary needs (e.g., vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free) please let us know as soon as possible by contacting us by email at preserve@uw.edu.

To register for the free event click HERE


What’s Cultural About about a Natural Resource?
Day 2 of the 2017 Cultural Resources Protection Summit
May 25, 2017 Session #6 10:15-11 am
House of Awakened Culture
7235 NE Pkwy, Suquamish, WA 98392

As tribes, heritage managers, and archaeologists we are responsible for protecting cultural resources, but what constitutes a “cultural” resource? How are they defined in the law and through our practice? What opportunity exists to reframe these definitions so they are inclusive of not only tangible resources, such as archaeological sites, but also the intangible values and relationships people share with places? Panelists will consider these questions as they outline the steps their offices and agencies have used to define cultural resources and develop heritage management strategies.

  • Session Organizer/Moderator: Sara Gonzalez, University of Washington
  • Panelists: Briece Edwards, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
  • Kirstie Haertel, National Park Service
  • Charles Menzies, University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Donald Shannon, Willamette Cultural Resource Associates
Registration fees apply. To register click HERE