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ARPA Snapshot Series

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Primary contact: Cari Kreshak
Where: Online
June 25, 2021July 6, 2021August 3, 2021
All Dates
  • June 25, 2021
  • July 6, 2021
  • August 3, 2021
  • August 31, 2021
  • September 8, 2021
  • October 26, 2021
  • November 18, 2021

Overview

The ARPA Snapshot Series is designed as a resource for Cultural Resource Professionals who may want to refresh their skills, look more closely at a particular topic, or explore new directions that ARPA may take them in their work. These classes are intended as a gateway to other, more in-depth training in the ARPA Focus Series.

This class is offered as a virtual training using the MS Teams platform. Classes are scheduled on a monthly basis featuring a new topic every month for 1.5 hours. Registration is required, but there are no prerequisites or outside assignments. All learners should join the ARPA Forum on the NPS Common Learning Portal prior to class to have access to class materials. Learners can register for as many or as few as their schedule and interests permit. There is no size limit, but registration is required.

The guidebook that goes with the series is available.

This course also references these ARPA Documents.

Upcoming Sessions

ARPA Basics (take-2)
Friday, June 25, 2021

2:00-3:30 ET/1:00-2:30 CT/12:00-1:30 MT/11:00-12:30 PT/10:00-11:30 AK/8:00-9:30 HI
Instructor: Caven Clark, Ph.D
Prerequisites: None

Fundamental knowledge of ARPA is a must as well as the ability to recognize and apply the law to a violation. An ARPA violation may take a variety of forms. It is essential that evidence of the Prohibited Acts is readily recognized so that timely follow-up actions can take place.

  • What are the Elements of ARPA?
  • What are “Prohibited Acts”?
  • What are the Costs & Values?
  • What does ARPA look like?
  • What do I do when I find a damaged resource?
  • What are my initial response options?
  • Who needs to know?

ARPA Planning & Response
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
2:00-3:30 ET/1:00-2:30 CT/12:00-1:30 MT/11:00-12:30 PT/10:00-11:30 AK/8:00-9:30 HI
Instructor: Caven Clark, Ph.D
Prerequisites: ARPA Basics recommended

Proactive steps will save both time and treasure, and greatly enhance your chances for a successful outcome in an ARPA case. These steps are what you need to know and do before the crime is even committed. Rapid response is essential at the front end of an ARPA case, from first notification to arrival at the crime scene. What must happen and when are considered here, as well as how best to prepare for a call-out when it occurs.

  • What should I have in place to help me respond to an ARPA incident?
  • Agreements? Protocols?
  • Who do I notify in LE?
  • When and how do I notify the tribes?
  • Op Sec
  • What records will I need to search and where are they located?
  • What equipment will I need?
  • What forms do I need to bring?

ARPA Field Damage Assessment (FDA)
August 3, 2021
2:00-3:30 ET/1:00-2:30 CT/12:00-1:30 MT/11:00-12:30 PT/10:00-11:30 AK/8:00-9:30 HI
Instructor: Caven Clark, Ph.D
Prerequisites: ARPA Basics & Prep recommended

The documentation of the Prohibited Acts of ARPA are the primary role of the Cultural Resource Management professional working with Law Enforcement. The time from arrival at and departure from the crime scene can be intensely busy and complicated to one not prepared. This presentation covers the tasks generally associated with the documentation phase of ARPA.

  • When I arrive at the crime scene what are the steps that need to be taken?
  • Who is in charge?
  • How do I accomplish my tasks?
  • What documentation do I need to populate an RDA?
  • In what condition do I leave the crime scene?

ARPA Resource Damage Assessment (RDA)
August 31, 2021
2:00-3:30 ET/1:00-2:30 CT/12:00-1:30 MT/11:00-12:30 PT/10:00-11:30 AK/8:00-9:30 HI
Instructor: Caven Clark, Ph.D
Prerequisites: ARPA Basics & ARPA Field Damage Assessment recommended

The writing of the Resource Damage Assessment (RDA) is the outcome of the information collected at the crime scene. This brief examination presents the outline of the RDA’s contents and explains how it is populated by the Field Damage Assessment.

  • What is the basic structure and content of an RDA?
  • How does the information gathered at the crime scene populate this document?
  • What are the Elements of ARPA?
  • What are the Costs & Values?
  • Who gets to read the RDA?

ARPA & Your Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA)
September 8, 2021
2:00-3:30 ET/1:00-2:30 CT/12:00-1:30 MT/11:00-12:30 PT/10:00-11:30 AK/8:00-9:30 HI
Instructor: Randy Ream, AUSA Retired
Prerequisites: ARPA Basics & ARPA Resource Damage Assessment recommended

In order to successfully manage an ARPA case it is essential that both Law Enforcement and Cultural Resources have a positive and proactive relationship with their Assistant United States Attorney without whom no case can move forward.

  • What is an AUSA?
  • What role do they play in ARPA?
  • When should they be contacted and by whom?
  • What are their expectations when an ARPA case is presented to them for consideration?
  • What happens if they accept the case?
  • What happens if they decline the case?
  • What can we do to enhance our relationship with them?

ARPA & Tribal Partners
October 26, 2021
2:00-3:30 ET/1:00-2:30 CT/12:00-1:30 MT/11:00-12:30 PT/10:00-11:30 AK/8:00-9:30 HI
Instructor: Caven Clark, Ph.D
Prerequisites: ARPA Basics & ARPA Resource Damage Assessment recommended

We have an obligation to partner with our consulting tribes when an ARPA violation occurs. This partnership includes the creation and use of mutually beneficial protocols that address potentially conflicting laws and interests.

  • What does ARPA have to say about working with tribal partners?
  • What MUST we do in terms of satisfying the requirements of ARPA and NAGPRA?
  • What else SHOULD we do to enhance our partnerships and built trust?

ARPA & National Historical Preservation Act (NHPA)
November 18, 2021
2:00-3:30 ET/1:00-2:30 CT/12:00-1:30 MT/11:00-12:30 PT/10:00-11:30 AK/8:00-9:30 HI
Instructor: Caven Clark, Ph.D
Prerequisites: ARPA Basics & ARPA Resource Damage Assessment recommended

It is often the case that our own agency’s actions do more damage to archeological resources than the looters addressed in ARPA. We spend a great deal of time with section 106 as part of our daily routine.

  • At what point does failure to do 106 constitute a violation of ARPA?
  • What is the difference between a willful and knowing act or just not very good 106 in this regard?
  • What can we do better?
  • What is the role of the SHPO in an ARPA case?
  • The Civil remedy

 

Estimated Completion Time

2 Hour/s

Notes

Who should take this class?
Cultural Resource professionals (CRP) and Law Enforcement Officers whose responsibilities include ARPA and who need a quick look at certain aspects of ARPA.

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