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Resources for the Press

The National NAGPRA program is committed to providing up-to-date and accurate information about NAGPRA implementation nationwide. Documents on the National NAGPRA Website are available for use as background by members of the media. For additional assistance, contact the National NAGPRA Program at

Learn More About NAGPRA

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and its implementing regulations contain many specialized terms and requirements, and apply to United States museums and Federal agencies.

  • Frequently Asked Questions about NAGPRA.
  • Law and Regulations includes current regulations, as well as legislative and regulatory history.
  • NAGPRA Glossary provides definitions for the specialized terms used in NAGPRA.
  • National NAGPRA reports are the official reports of National NAGPRA program activities.
  • Notices documenting Native American human remains and cultural items eligible for repatriation are published in the Federal Register by museums and Federal agencies.

Additional Resources

A variety of information related to NAGPRA and cultural resource preservation is available.

  • Review Committee. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee facilitates the resolution of repatriation disputes and considers requests for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains. National NAGPRA provides staff support to the Review Committee.
  • Contaminated Collections. Institutions are required to notify the recipients of repatriations of any presently known treatments used on cultural items.
  • International Repatriation is an overview of the issues and international agreements relating to the return of cultural property to indigenous communities.
  • Kennewick Man Documents provide background information and detailed reports on aspects of the work being done by the Department of the Interior in the Kennewick Man case.
  • Find your State Historic Preservation Office for information on identifying historic properties and assessing the potential effects of undertakings on historic properties.
  • National Park Service Press Room.
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