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Agenda and Meeting Materials for the 63rd Review Committee Meeting
The National Park Service announces 2018 NAGPRA Grant Recipients
Minutes and Transcripts for the 62nd Review Committee Meeting
Report to Congress 2016
FY2016 National NAGPRA Program Report
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)
Watch Us On National NAGPRA Channel YouTube
A Quick Guide to NAGPRA
What's New in Training
Upcoming NPI Seminars
NAGPRA Basics Training
For the first time, the Review Committee meeting will be available to watch as a webinar in listen-only mode. Click here if you are interested in watching the meeting.
Upcoming Review Committee Meeting
On August 3, 2018, a Federal Register notice was published announcing a meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. The Review Committee will meet October 17-19, 2018, in Yates Auditorium, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Read more…
Secretary Zinke Appoints Three New Members to the NAGPRA Review Committee
On May 22, 2018, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the appointment of John Beaver, Honor K. Keeler, and Barnaby V. Lewis to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Committee. Read more...
On January 29, 2018, the President signed the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 (H.R. 984) extending Federal recognition to the following six tribal entities in Virginia, each of which is now an "Indian tribe" under NAGPRA:
Chickahominy Indian Tribe,
Chickahominy Indian Tribe - Eastern Division,
Upper Mattaponi Tribe,
Rappahannock Tribe, Inc.,
Nansemond Indian Tribe, and
Monacan Indian Tribe.
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.