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The Suquamish Tribe

2017 Sponsors

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Willamette Cultural Resources Associates, Ltd.

Association for Washington Archaeology

Samish Indian Nation

Planning Association of Washington

11th Annual
Cultural Resource Protection Summit
May 23-24
, 2018

Early Bird opens February 14!

The 2018 Cultural Resource Protection Summit marks the eleventh anniversary of our gathering.  Since its inception, the primary goal in organizing the annual Summit has been to facilitate amongst all affected parties an open, frank discussion about the intersection between cultural resources and land use.  The Summit is designed to promote collaborative cultural resource planning as an effective means of finding resolution to issues before they escalate into emotionally-charged, divisive, and expensive stalemates or law suits.

Please join us at the Suquamish Tribe’s beautiful and inviting House of Awakened Culture for a two-day gathering that will help you improve your technical skills while deepening your connection to why we do this work.  Leave with more tools for protecting cultural resources and sharing the important stories they tell, not to mention new allies and friends

Please note these important Summit deadlines and updates:

REFUNDS - The refund window closed last Friday, May 11.  Refunds will no longer be issued due to our event planning deadlines (catering, printing, etc).  Please note that this policy is clearly stated on both the Summit website and the Registration forms.  Thank you very much for your understanding.

    Summit Highlights:

Updates coming soon.....

* CM credits for Planners will be applied for in cooperation with the Planning Association of Washington (PAW).

Registration Options:

*Refunds will be honored through Friday, May 11, 2018. Refunds will not be issued after that date.*

  • Early Bird Registration Rates
    (Opens February 14, 2018)

    • Two Day Registration - $245.00
    • Day One - 1-Day Registration - $150.00
    • Day Two - 1-Day Registration - $150.00

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2018 Draft Agenda: Coming Soon

Your Input:

Regarding the upcoming 2018 agenda please email the
Planning Committee via Mary Rossi

2018 Location:
The 2018 Cultural Resource Protection Summit will be held at the scenic House of Awakened Culture - with sleeping rooms just a moment away at the Clearwater Casino Resort Suquamish, WA, right between Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island at the Agate Pass Bridge. Just a short ferry ride from Seattle or Edmonds.

House of Awakened Culture
7235 NE Parkway,
Suquamish, WA 98392

Get directions using Google Maps.

Booking your Room:

Friday, April 27 - All hotel reservations must be received by this date!  Don’t miss your chance to reserve one of the beautiful rooms in our hotel block.  After this date, room availability cannot be guaranteed.

To book your reservation at the Clearwater Casino & Resort please call 
1-866-609-8700 & reference "The Cultural Resource Summit" for our group rate.

*Deadline for booking your room:
Friday, April 27


My Reflection
by Nikki Olson, RH2 Engineering, Summit attendee.

I have to say, this is my 2nd Summit, and both times I have walked away feeling refreshed, nurtured, with an open heart full of love.  My family has only been in the area for a few generations, so although this place is not etched into my bones, it is etched on my heart and soul.  I love the discussion about our shared history and connection to the land.  It really is important for everyone – or at least more people – to understand and preserve the land and culture.  It may not be my great-great-grandparents place, but I choose to make it my place, part of my identity and culture.  When people understand, it becomes important.  Important things are fought for.  But if the stories aren’t shared with conviction, the light of understanding cannot burn brightly.  Summits, education, sharing like this is infinitely important so we all can feel a sense of duty to protect this/our/all/any culture.

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