REVIEW COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
The National NAGPRA Program extends a sincere welcome to two new members of the NAGPRA Review Committee. Following careful consideration, Secretary of the Interior Salazar has appointed Alexander Wade Barker and LindaLee Kuuleilani Farm to four-year terms on the seven-member Review Committee, effective April 28, 2011. The two new members were appointed by the Secretary from a list of seven nominees submitted by national museum organizations and scientific organizations.
Alex Barker currently serves as Director of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Anthropology, and Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri. Prior to that appointment, he served, first, as Section Head of Anthropology and Curation of North American Archaeology and later, as Vice President for Collections and Research, at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Since 2004, he has been Co-Principal Investigator for the Pecica-Santul Mare Project, in Romania. He also has served as Field Director for numerous archeological projects in the United States. During the course of his career, he has served on national museum and scientific organization committees and task forces that have addressed professional ethics, as well as culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains and NAGPRA. Alex Barker was nominated to the Review Committee by the American Anthropological Association, the American Association of Museums, and the Society for American Archaeology.
LindaLee (Cissy) Farm is a partner at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLP, a Hawaii-based law firm. She concentrates her law practice in the area of commercial litigation. She has handled commercial and business disputes, professional liability defense, personal injury and wrongful death claims, products liability, Native Hawaiian rights, land use, and appellate advocacy. Since 2003, she has represented the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum on a variety of NAGPRA issues, including as lead counsel in litigation. In November 2010, she was a panelist in a session at the two-day symposium NAGPRA at 20, held in Washington, DC. That session, "NAGPRA and the Courts", discussed the use of court cases to further the purpose of NAGPRA as civil rights legislation, and the future of NAGPRA in the courts. Cissy Farm was nominated to the Review Committee by the Natural Science Collections Alliance.
Alex Barker and Cissy Farm succeed Dan Monroe and Alan Goodman. On behalf of all Department of the Interior staff whose work supports the National NAGPRA Program and the Review Committee, we commend Messrs. Monroe and Goodman for the benefits they have brought to all NAGPRA constituents through the considerable time, thought, and effort they devoted to the NAGPRA process.
June 21-22, 2011: 44th Review Committee Meeting to be held in Syracuse, NY at the Grant Auditorium of the Syracuse University College of Law, published in Federal Register, November 16, 2010. Agenda and Materials
Nov. 8-10, 2011: 45th Review Committee Meeting to be held in Reno, NV at the National Judicial College, published in Federal Register, March 4, 2011. Agenda and Materials
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Review Committee Appointment: Following careful consideration, Secretary of the Interior Salazar has appointed Mr. Adrian John to a four-year term on the seven-member NAGPRA Review Committee, effective October 28, 2010. He will occupy one of the two positions on the Review Committee reserved for a traditional Indian religious leader. Mr. John succeeds Ms. Donna Augustine (Thunderbird Turtle Woman). On behalf of all Department of the Interior staff whose work supports the National NAGPRA Program and the Review Committee, we commend Ms. Augustine for the benefit she has brought to all NAGPRA constituents through the considerable time, thought, and effort she devoted to the NAGPRA process, and we extend a sincere welcome to Mr. John.
Adrian John is a member of the Seneca Nation of New York, and he was nominated by his tribe. Within the Seneca Nation, he serves as a project coordinator with the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO). Mr. John is a member of the Coldspring Longhouse, the Seneca Nation's traditional spiritual center, and participated in its inaugural Customs and Cultural Teachings Apprenticeship. He has served as an advisor on the development of curricula on Iroquois history and Seneca language and culture, and is a current member of the board of the Seneca Iroquois Museum. Mr. John has hands-on familiarity with NAGPRA as it relates both to the work of THPOs and the practice of traditional Native American Indian religion by present-day adherents.
May 17, 2010: Solicitation of Nominations for Review Committee Member due, published in Federal Register, March 18, 2009.
May 14, 2010: 41st Review Committee Meeting to be held via teleconference, published in Federal Register, March 2, 2010. Agenda
June 11, 2010: 42nd Review Committee Meeting to be held via teleconference, published in Federal Register, March 2, 2010. Agenda
November 17-19, 2010: 43rd Review Committee Meeting to be held in Washington, DC, published in Federal Register, March 2, 2010. Yates Auditorium of the Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW. Hotel: Embassy Suites Washington D.C. - Convention Center 900 10th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001, 1-202-739-2001 Agenda
Dec 20, 2010: Solicitation of Nominations for Review Committee Members due, published in Federal Register, October 21, 2010.
February 27, 2009: Solicitation of Nominations for Review Committee Members due, published in Federal Register, December 29, 2008.
May 23-24, 2009 : 39th Review Committee Meeting to be held in Seattle, WA, published in Federal Register, December 31, 2008. Minutes
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October 30-31, 2009 : 40th Review Committee Meeting to be held in Sarasota, FL, published in Federal Register, April 30, 2009. Agenda
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Sarasota 1-941-953-1234
January 8, 2008: 36th Review Committee teleconference
May 15 - 16, 2008: 37th Review Committee Meeting to be held in De Pere, WI published in Federal Register, February 13, 2008.Draft Agenda MINUTES
June 12, 2008: Solicitation of Nominations for Review Committee Members due, published in Federal Register, February 13, 2008.
October 11-12, 2008: 38th Review Committee Meeting in San Diego, CA, published in Federal Register, July 14, 2008 Agenda
Hotel: Sheraton Suites Hotel San Diegeo at Symphony Hall 1-800-325-3535
March 2007 New Review Committee Members Appointed. PDF
April 19-20, 34th 2007 Review Committee Meeting. Notice and Draft Agenda.
October 15- 16 2007: 35th Review Committee Meeting to be held in Phoenix, AZ.
Meeting Notice in the Federal Register. Draft Agenda
Solicitation for Nominations. The Secretary solicited nominations to fill the vacancy left by Lee Staples who resigned in December 2005. PDF
March 3, 2006: 31st Review Committee teleconference minutes. PDF
May 30-31, 2006: 32nd Review Committee meeting minutes. PDF
Solicitation for Nominations. The Secretary is soliciting nominations for two members of the Review Committee. PDF
November 3-4, 2006 33rd Review Committee Meeting. Draft Agenda.