Date: June 7, 2016
Contact: Jeremy Barnum, 202-208-6843
WASHINGTON: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has appointed Lauren Peters to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee.
The Review Committee, authorized by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), and supported by the National Park Service, monitors, reviews, and assists in the implementation of certain requirements of the Act. The committee faces a challenging set of tasks, ranging from assisting in the resolution of disputes, to advising the Secretary of the Interior on specific action for developing a process for disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains. The Review Committee will hold its next public meeting on July 13-15, 2016, in Missoula, Montana.
The Secretary of the Interior appoints members based on nominations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, traditional Native American religious leaders, national museum organizations, and national scientific organizations.
Ms.Peters is the Alaska Native Advisor to the Fort Ross Conservancy in California and an enrolled member of the Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove.
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