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    National Park Service Helping Tribes and Museums Repatriate Native American Remains and Sacred Objects

    The National Park Service announced today over $1.6 million in grants to Indian tribes and museums to assist in the repatriation of human remains and cultural items back to Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations. The grants will be provided to 14 Indian tribes and 14 museums for projects related to repatriation, including consultation and documentation of Native American collections.
    Release date: 2016-07-11

    Member of Agdaagux Tribe Appointed to Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee

    The Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell appointed Lauren Peters to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee.
    Release date: 2016-06-07

    Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Releases Annual Report to Congress

    The National Park Service has released the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee’s annual report to Congress. The report includes the Review Committee’s progress and challenges faced in 2015, as well as recommendations for implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
    Release date: 2016-03-14

    Secretary Jewell Has Appointed Three to the NAGPRA Review Committee

    On November 9, 2015, the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell appointed Heather Hecht Edgar, LindaLee (Cissy) Farm, and Patrick D. Lyons to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. More>>
    Date released: 2015-11-09

    Promulgation of Department of the Interior Regulations 43 CFR 10.7, Unclaimed Human Remains, Funerary Objects, Sacred Objects, or Objects of Cultural Patrimony

    The Department of the Interior has issued a final regulation for unclaimed human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony. These regulations only apply to NAGPRA cultural items that have been excavated or discovered on, and removed from, Federal lands after November 16, 1990, and whose disposition of ownership or control under 25 U.S.C. 3002(a) and 43 CFR 10.6 has not occurred.
    Date released: 2015-11-05

    NAGPRA Consultation and Repatriation Grants Awarded to 15 Tribes and 16 Museums

    The National Park Service announced the award of more than $1.5 million in Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program repatriation and consultation grants.
    Date released: 2015-07-23

    Final Determination for Federal Acknowledgement of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe

    On July 8, 2015, the Department of the Interior published a notice that the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs has determined to acknowledge the Pamunkey Indian Tribe (Petitioner #323) as an Indian tribe within the meaning of Federal law. The Pamunkey decision is final and effective on October 6, 2015, if no request for reconsideration is filed.
    Date released: 2015-07-08

    Melanie O'Brien Selected as Manager, National NAGPRA Program

    Melanie O'Brien has been selected as the manager for the National NAGPRA Program. Ms. O'Brien will serve as the Designated Federal Officer to the NAGPRA Review Committee, provide technical assistance to museums and Federal agencies, and administer grants to assist in NAGPRA implementation.
    Date released: 2015-07-01

    NAGPRA Grants Awarded

    NAGPRA repatriation grants were awarded to four tribes.
    Date released: 2004-03-11
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