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Program FY2014 Final Report
March 3-4, 2015: 54th NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting (University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA)
Requests must be received by the following due dates:
- Feb. 2, 2015 - Public comment requests
- Feb. 17, 2015 - Agenda posted online
Culturally Affiliated Inventories Not in Notices Report - updated 12/2/14
Culturally Unidentifiable Inventories with No Indication of Mailing to Tribes Report - updated 1/16/15
Final Rule on NAGPRA Regulations - Definition of ``Indian Tribe", 43 CFR 10 (Federal Register, June 11, 2014, Vol. 79, No. 112, 33482)
NAGPRA Review Committee Report to Congress 2013
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
Upcoming NPI Seminars
55th NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting
The 55th meeting of the NAGPRA Review Committee will take place on March 3-4, 2015, at the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, 1 Campus Center Way, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. Click here to read the Federal Register notice.
A block of rooms at a group rate of $104.00 are being held at the Hotel UMass, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003, (877) 822-2110, firstname.lastname@example.org. The group rate has a cutoff date of February 2, 2015. When making reservations, please reference Group Code NNR15C by calling 1-877-822-2110 or at www.umasshotel.com. Select "Government Rate" and enter Group Code NNR15C.
FY15 NAGPRA Grant Guidelines and Application
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.
March 11, 2015 - Deadline to submit applications for project proposals in grants.gov
July 2015 - Target date for grant award announcements
Oct. 1, 2014 - June 1, 2015 - Period in which to request noncompetitive repatriation grants
The National NAGPRA Program offers a NAGPRA Grants Webinar, available to the public on demand. In this webinar, you will learn about NAGPRA grants, review the Consultation/Documentation grant application, identify fundable projects, and hear the
perspectives of Grants Panel reviewers and a veteran successful grant writer on crafting a successful NAGPRA grant application.
Questions? Contact NAGPRA_grants@nps.gov
When communicating with the National NAGPRA Program, any Review Committee matters should be sent to NAGPRA_dfo@nps.gov. For grant applications or grant-related questions, NAGPRA_grants@nps.gov, and to submit notices email@example.com. For general inquries, contact NAGPRA_info@nps.gov.
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.