The Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA) works with federal agencies, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to address critical consultation issues.
This office’s primary responsibilities include:
- advising the ACHP’s chairman, members, executive director, and staff on policy matters and historic preservation issues affecting Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs)
- providing technical assistance and outreach in the Section 106 review process
- participating in interagency initiatives targeting Native American issues
What does ONAA do?
ONAA’s staff supports the ACHP in a number of ways, from policy development and project review to training and education.
- ONAA staff participates in the Section 106 review process when there are issues or concerns about an historic property with tribal or Native Hawaiian significance
- representing the ACHP, ONAA works with outside organizations, including the White House Council on Native American Affairs, on interagency and policy initiatives
- in order to facilitate consultation with Indian tribes and NHOs, ONAA staff regularly develops guidance materials to assist federal agencies and Section 106 participants; all of these materials are available on the ACHP’s website at www.achp.gov/nap.html.