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FY2018 National NAGPRA Program Report
Minutes and Transcripts for the 63rd Review Committee Meeting
Now accepting applications to the FY2019 Consultation/Documentation and Repatriation grant
The National Park Service announces 2018 NAGPRA Grant Recipients
Report to Congress 2016
Unclaimed Cultural Items from Federal Lands Sample List and List Templates
Final Rule on NAGPRA Regulations - Definition of ``Indian Tribe", 43 CFR 10 (Federal Register, June 11, 2014, Vol. 79, No. 112, 33482)
Review Committee Meeting Minutes and Transcripts (1992-current)
Final Rule on NAGPRA Regulations (Federal Register, May 9, 2013, Vol. 78, No. 90, 27078-27084)
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A Quick Guide to NAGPRA
What's New in Training
Upcoming NPI Seminars
NAGPRA Basics Training
Upcoming Review Committee Meeting - Updated!
Alaska Meeting, August 21-22
The Review Committee will meet August 21-22, 2019, at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska. While the meeting notice has not yet been published in the Federal Register, we are providing the meeting dates and location for planning purposes. We anticipate publishing a Federal Register notice for this meeting with location information in June 2019. An agenda and meeting materials will be posted by July 22, 2019.
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.