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Congratulations to Two New Review Committee Members
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has appointed two members to the NAGPRA Review Committee. On September 23, 2013, the Secretary appointed two Review Committee members to initial four year terms. Dennis Harold O'Rourke, professor of anthropology at the University of Utah and previously nominated by SAA and AAM, was nominated by the Review Committee at the May meeting as the member-at-large. Shannon Keller O'Laughlin is an Attorney Partner, and Chair of the Indian Nations Law and Policy Practice Group, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, Washington, DC. She was nominated by the Tonawanda Seneca Nation, Seneca Nation of Indians, and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, in the nominations from tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations that closed July 15. Ms. O’Loughlin is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation. She is a lawyer who has a national reputation for leadership in Indian Law and NAGPRA and is a former White House Fellow. We welcome the newest members to the Review Committee, as we express our deep appreciation to Dr. Rosita Worl and Mervin Wright Jr., whose terms have expired and who have served us all so well for years. Please join us all in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, for the next Review Committee meeting, Nov. 6 and 7, 2013.
Secretary Jewell Has Appointed Two To The NAGPRA Review Committee
As one of her first acts as Secretary of the Interior, Secretary Sally Jewell reappointed Dr. Sonya Atalay to the museum and science nominee position for a two year term, and Attorney Steve Titla, San Carlos Apache religious leader to the tribal religious leader position for an initial four year term.
We congratulate the new members of the NAGPRA Review Committee on their appointment, and express our appreciation to all who were nominators, or nominees, for their interest in NAGPRA and the NAGPRA Review Committee.
January 13, 2013: 48th NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting via teleconference. If you wish to attend, please send an email between January 2 and 8 to NAGPRA@rap.midco.net. Agenda
January 24, 2013: Solicitation of Nominations for Review Committee Members due, published in Federal Register, October 26, 2012.
May 22, 2013: 49th NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting via teleconference.The NAGPRA Review Committee meeting currently scheduled for May 22 and 23, 2013, in Denver, Colorado, will now occur only on May 22, 2013, from 10am to 4pm EST. This meeting will be telephonic and open to the public. Those wishing to present public comment must register for the meeting and advise the DFO of their desire to present, and also submit any written items for distribution to the Review Committee, by March 22. Meeting time is limited and advance notice will allow the Review Committee to accomodate as much public comment as possible. Contact NAGPRA@rap.midco.net by May 17, 2013 to register. The agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted on or before April 22,
November 6-7, 2013 : 50th NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting to be held in Mount Pleasant, MI, in the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways, 6650 East Broadway, Mount Pleasant, MI. Click here for lodging and transportation information.
The Agenda and Meeting Materials are now available.
A block of rooms at a group rate of $78.00 are being held at the Soaring Eagle, 6800 Soaring Eagle Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858. The group rate has a drop date deadline of October 14th. When making reservations, please reference NAGPRA by calling 1-888-7-EAGLE-7. For faxed reservations, the number is (989) 775-5686.
December 5, 2013: 51st NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST (telephonic). If you wish to attend, please send an email between November 12 and 15, 2013 to NAGPRA@rap.midco.net. Agenda will be posted on November 20, 2013.
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