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Program Calendar of Events
NAGPRA Review Committee: Nomination Solicitation (Federal Register, April 8, 2014, Vol. 79,
No. 67, 19355)
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.-4 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
April 24, 2-4 p.m. EDT: NAGPRA Notices: Types, Process, & Content
May 22, 2-4 p.m. EDT: Ask Your NAGPRA Questions: An Open Forum
Solicitation of NAGPRA Review Committee Nominations Due July
The notice soliciting nominations for one member of the NAGPRA
Review Committee was published in the Federal Register on April 8,
2014. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint the member from
nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and
traditional Native American religious leaders. The
deadline for receipt of nominations is July 17, 2014. Nominations may be submitted as
attachments to NAGPRA_Info@nps.gov.
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. EDT. Click 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.
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.