What We Do

Support the Review Committee established to monitor NAGPRA compliance, make findings of fact, facilitates the resolution of disputes, consults on regulations, and reports to Congress

Draft regulations to implement NAGPRA, in consultation with the Review Committee

Assist Federal agencies where there are excavations and discoveries of cultural items on Federal and Indian lands

Publish notices for museums and Federal agencies in the Federal Register

Create and maintain databases for NAGPRA summaries and inventories, including the Culturally Unidentifiable (CUI) Inventories Database, and to identify consulting parties

Administer grants to museums, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations in fulfilling NAGPRA

Provide training and outreach programs to tribes, institutions, Federal agencies, and the public

Staff the Secretary of the Interior on civil penalties imposed on institutions that fail to comply with NAGPRA


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Last updated: June 5, 2018