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NAGPRA Review Committee Report to Congress 2013

National NAGPRA Program FY2013 Final Report

April 10, 2014: 52nd NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting (2 p.m.-6 p.m. EDT, telephonic)

November 20-21, 2014: 53rd NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting (National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC)

Requests must be received by the following due dates:

  • July 25 - Requests to convene parties and facilitate resolution of a dispute
  • Aug. 29 - Requests for findings of fact
  • Sept. 15 - Requests for CUI disposition
  • Oct. 6 - Requests for public comment and presentation materials
  • Oct. 20 - Agenda posted online

December 11, 2014: NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting (2 p.m.-6 p.m. EST, telephonic)

Review Committee Meeting Minutes and Transcripts (1992-current)

Final Rule on NAGPRA Regulations (Federal Register, May 9, 2013, Vol. 78, No. 90, 27078-27084)

Grants: New Financial Information

Watch Us On National NAGPRA Channel YouTube

A Quick Guide to NAGPRA

What's New in Training

March 27, 1:30-3p.m. EDT: A Demonstration of the National NAGPRA Program Databases

April 24, 2-4 p.m. EDT: NAGPRA Notices: Types, Process, & Content

52nd NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting (telephonic) Scheduled for April 2014

The NAGPRA Review Committee will meet on April 10, 2014, from 2p.m. to 6p.m. EDTClick here to read the Federal Register notice. Those who desire to attend the meeting should contact NAGPRA@rap.midco.net, between March 31 and April 8, 2014, to be provided the telephone access number for the meeting. View the agenda.

 

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Deadline for submission of 2014 NAGPRA Grant Applications Extended

Due to the repeated snow days in DC, causing an inability of the National NAGPRA Program to respond quickly to numerous requests for pre-application assistance, the deadline for submission of NAGPRA Grant applications for 2014 is moved back to Monday, March 17. Submissions are preferred by email to NAGPRA_grants@nps.gov.

 

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FY14 NAGPRA Grant Guidelines and Application Now Available Online

If your tribe or museum is considering a NAGPRA Grant in the coming year, now is the time to begin planning. Go to Application Guidelines and Forms.

Oct. 1, 2013 - Mar 3, 2014 - Draft project proposal submissions for pre-review assistance

March 17, 2014 - Deadline to submit applications for project proposals

May 2014 - Target date for grant award announcements

Oct. 1, 2013 - June 2, 2014 - Period in which to request noncompetitive repatriation grants

Feb. 2014 - webinar, grants training

Questions? Contact NAGPRA_grants@nps.gov

Note: Availability of grants is subject to Congressional appropriation. The process for grant fund dispersals is subject to anticipated Federal Budget Management Systems inauguration in fiscal year 2014.

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The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was enacted on November 16, 1990, to address the rights of lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to Native American cultural items, including human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony. The Act assigned implementation responsibilities to the Secretary of the Interior. Staff support is provided by the National NAGPRA Program, including:

  • Publishing notices for museums and Federal agencies in the Federal Register,
  • Creating and maintaining databases, including the Culturally Unidentifiable Human Remains Inventories (CUI) Database,
  • Making grants to assist museums, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations in fulfilling NAGPRA,
  • Assessing civil penalties on museums that fail to comply with provisions of the Act,
  • Providing staff support to the NAGPRA Review Committee and for the Annual Report to Congress,
  • Providing technical assistance to Federal agencies where there are excavations and discoveries of cultural items on Federal and Indian lands,
  • Promulgating implementing regulations, and
  • Providing technical assistance through training, website information, reports prepared for the Review Committee, supporting law enforcement investigations and direct personal service.

The National Park Service has compliance obligations for parks, separate from the National NAGPRA Program. National NAGPRA is the omnibus program, the constituent groups of which are all Federal agencies, museums that receive Federal funds, tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and the public.

 

 

Other News...

DOI Policy on Consultation with Indian Tribes

Bureau of Indian Affairs list of federally recognized tribes - published in the Federal Register Jan. 29, 2014

List of --
(a) Indian tribes for purposes of carrying out NAGPRA, and
(b) Native Hawaiian organizations that have appeared in notices

For matters related to the Native Hawaiian community, visit The Office of Hawaiian Relations

Culturally Unidentifiable Native American Inventories and Culturally Affiliated Native American Inventories Databases

Journeys to Repatriation: 15 Years of NAGPRA Grants (1994-2008)

Culturally Affiliated Native American Human Remains Not Published In Notices Report

Department of Interior Response to the GAO Report

State Burial Laws Project

Notices of Inventory Completion Templates

Request for CUI Disposition Forms

Forms, Templates, and Sample Documents

Guidance on alleging that a museum has failed to comply with NAGPRA

Letter
to Potentially Aggrieved Parties Alleging a Museum has failed to comply with the requirements of NAGPRA

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