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The National Park Service announces the 2019 NAGPRA Grant Recipients
Minutes and Transcripts for the 64th Review Committee Meeting
FY2018 National NAGPRA Program Report
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
October 30, 2019: The Review Committee will meet via teleconference on October 30, 2019, pending publication in the Federal Register. This meeting will be open to the public. Those who desire to listen to the meeting should register here.
The agenda will include discussion of the Review Committee's annual report to Congress, requests for disposition of Native American human remains, and public comment. The agenda and materials will be posted on or before September 30, 2019.
Solicitation of NAGPRA Review Committee Nominations Due September 9, 2019
The notice soliciting nominations for two members of the NAGPRA Review Committee was published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2019. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint two members from nominations submitted by national museum organizations or national scientific organizations. The deadline for receipt of nominations is September 9, 2019. Read more...
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. The meeting notice has published for the August 21-22, 2019 meeting for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Review Committee was published on July 5, 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.