May the Spirit of Section 106 Yet Prevail?: Recognizing the Environmental Elements of Native American Intangible Cultural Heritage

Comment by Madeline Roe Flores

In this Comment, Madeline Roe Flores explores the spirit of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and its failure to protect the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s cultural heritage by granting the Dakota Access Pipeline an easement to cross the federal waters of Lake Oahe, despite protests from the Tribe and federal agencies to conduct further environmental and cultural impact studies.