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June 21-22, 2011: 44th NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting (Syracuse, NY) -
Agenda and Materials
43rd Review Committee Meeting -
Nov 17-19, 2010 (Washington, DC)
Vol 1. | Vol 2. | Vol 3
Nov. 8-9, 2011: NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting, Reno, NV
Requests must be received by the following due dates:
Materials Distributed to the Review Committee at the 43rd Meeting of the Review Committee, Nov. 17-19, 2010
Department of Interior Response to the GAO Report
Notices of Inventory Completion templates
Review Committee forms
Forms, Templates, and Sample Documents
What's New In Training...
July 20, 2011, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (EDT) - Integrating 43 CFR 10.11, Final Rule - The Disposition of Culturally Unidentifiable Human Remains Into the NAGPRA Process
Sep 15, 2011, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Webinar: Coordinating Compliance with Section 3 of NAGPRA and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
Oct 25, 2011, San Diego, CA
Determining Cultural Affiliation
Oct 26, 2011, San Diego, CA
Summaries, Inventories, and Federal Register Notices
Oct 27, 2011, San Diego, CA
Accessing and Utilizing the National NAGPRA Program's Databases
NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting, November 8-9, 2011, Reno, Nevada
NAGPRA Basics Training on November 7
The Fall meeting of the Review Committee will be on November 8-9, at the National Judicial College, in Reno, Nevada (click here for a location map). The meeting will be preceded, on November 7, by a Program-sponsored NAGPRA Basics training (registration for this training is required; click here for the registration form). Specially priced hotel rooms in Reno are still available at the Silver Legacy Resort, located approximately 1 mile from the National Judicial College. An agenda will be posted on the National NAGPRA Program website approximately one month prior to the meeting. Materials for the meeting will also be available on the website prior to the meeting.
National NAGPRA Notice Coordinator Jaime Lavallee to Head Back to Law School
Jaime Lavallee (Muskeg Lake Cree) has been the Notice Coordinator for the National NAGPRA Program since March 2005. She has been accepted into the prestigious Doctor of Law program (SJD) in Indigenous People's Law and Policy at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson. Jaime has studied law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (J.D., 2000) and the Rogers College of Law (LL.M, 2003). She has worked on Indigenous human rights both domestically and internationally. During her time with the National NAGPRA Program Jaime worked successfully to eliminate the backlog of notices pending publication, streamlined the process for all notices, developed tracking procedures to tie notices to inventories for better record keeping and reports, and she published over 800 notices with museums and Federal agencies, bringing the total of all published notices over 2,000. The notices published during Jaime’s tenure account for over 10,000 individuals being eligible for a transfer of control. In addition, Jaime gave NAGPRA training for 100s of participants annually. In acknowledging her accomplishments in contribution to the National NAGPRA Program, Dr. Stephanie Toothman, NPS Associate Director for Cultural Resources and Science, extended to Jaime all of our wishes that she enjoy her time in study and return as a Doctor of Law to an engaging career at the National Park Service.
Jaime's last day in the National NAGPRA Program will be August 5. Those interested in following Jaime at the National NAGPRA Program should check the Federal government jobs site, www.usajobs.gov, in late July, early August for an announcement.
Amendment to NAGPRA Regulations 43 CFR 10.2(b)(2) published as an interim final rule on July 5. The amended rule deletes the regulatory definition of "tribe," to bring the rules consistent with the statute. Per statute, Alaska corporations are not tribes eligible for benefits under NAGPRA. Alaska Corporations can still participate in consultation and work together with tribes on grants and repatriations.
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is a Federal law passed in 1990. NAGPRA provides a process for museums and Federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items -- human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony -- to lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations.
The National NAGPRA program assists the Secretary of the Interior with some of the Secretary's responsibilities under NAGPRA. Among its chief activities, National NAGPRA develops regulations and guidance for implementing NAGPRA; provides administrative and staff support for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee; assists Indian tribes, Native Alaskan villages and corporations, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and Federal agencies with the NAGPRA process; maintains the Native American Consultation Database (NACD) and other online databases; provides training; manages a grants program; investigates allegations of failure to comply; and publishes notices reflecting the decisions of museums and Federal agencies as to the return of Native American human remains and/or cultural items to lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations.