Cultural Resources Law: Consulting with Tribes on Energy Projects Conference

2 - 3 October 2017

ERM is partnering with Greenberg Traurig, LLP to sponsor the upcoming Cultural Resources Law: Consulting with Tribes on Energy Projects conference in Minneapolis, MN on October 2 & 3, 2017.

Join us for a two-day conference providing an overview of the complex legal, business and policy issues in historic preservation compliance and Tribal consultation. You will hear perspectives from Tribal governments, federal and state regulators, industry professionals, attorneys, and consultants.

The conference will touch upon:

  • An Introduction to Cultural Resource Protection Under Federal and Tribal Law
  • Presidential Change 2017-Implications for Cultural Resources Compliance and Tribal Consultation
  • Communicating Across Worldviews: Skills for Conducting More Effective Consultations
  • Effective NAGPRA Compliance Strategies
  • Kinder Morgan’s Strategy for Successful Tribal Consultation
  • Effective Engagement with Tribes
  • Strategies to Expedite Tribal Consultation and Reduce Project Risks
  • Native Culture Wars: The National Museum of the American Indian
  • Cultural Resources: Traditional Indigenous Thinking of Sovereignty
  • Outreach for FERC Regulated Projects
  • Tribal Consultation and the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • World Intellectual Property Organization Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions of Indigenous People
  • The Ethics of Dealing with Indian Tribes and Tribal Enterprises
  • When Culture Preservation and Water Rights Collide

Learn more about this event

ERM in the Energy Sector

Our services for the Energy Sector are designed to assist the industry in responding to a range of challenges. Our in-depth understanding of regulatory issues concerning historic preservation and cultural heritage throughout the United States and abroad allows us to successfully manage the compliance effort for energy infrastructure projects. In addition, we have developed a particular expertise in supporting our client’s efforts to successfully and sustainably work with American Indian Tribes on energy development projects.

ERM at the event

ERM's experts will share their insights gained from recent involvement with a variety of interesting projects. ERM has a long history and broad reputation for thought leadership within the energy sector and will be avid participants at the conference.

Jon Berkin, a Partner in ERM’s Minneapolis office, will be co-chairing the conference, co-presenting in one of the conference sessions: Communicating Across Worldviews Skills for Conducting More Effective Consultations, and moderating a panel discussion on Energy Development and Tribal Engagement.


Minneapolis, MN

ERM's Speaker

Jon Berkin is a Partner in the Minneapolis office of ERM. He specializes in managing federal and state environmental permitting for largescale energy infrastructure projects. He has over 20 years of environmental permitting experience for energy projects throughout the lower 48 states and Alaska, including numerous energy projects on Tribal lands. He has extensive experience working with American Indian Tribes and is a frequent presenter on the topics of regulatory compliance, dispute resolution, and consultation issues at industry conferences and workshops.