Subcommittees

Under the Review Committee Charter and subject to the Designated Federal Officer’s (DFO) approval, subcommittees may be formed for the purposes of compiling information or conducting research. However, such subcommittees must act only under the direction of the DFO and must report their recommendations to the full Committee for consideration. Subcommittees must not provide advice or work products directly to the DFO or the Department of the Interior. Subcommittees will meet as necessary to accomplish their assignments, subject to the approval of the DFO and the availability of resources.

Current Subcommittees

(updated September 24, 2021)

Subcommittee on the report to Congress
Established: October 19, 2018 (Meeting 63)
Current Members: John Beaver, Honor Keeler, Barnaby Lewis, Timothy McKeown, Francis McManamon, Shelby Tisdale
Purpose: To draft reports for deliberation by the full Review Committee. Previously, this subcommittee was formed specifically for a particular report. In 2018, this subcommittee became a standing subcommittee to address any issues related to the Review Committee’s responsibility to report to Congress.
Recent Meetings: June 2, 2021; July 9, 2021; July 30, 2021

Subcommittee on split collections
Established: October 19, 2018 (Meeting 63)
Members: John Beaver, Honor Keeler, Shelby Tisdale
Purpose: To gather information, conduct research, or analyze relevant issues and facts on NAGPRA collections removed from the same site or location that are split among different museums or Federal agencies and on Federal agency collections in non-Federal repositories. The subcommittee may develop draft position papers for deliberation by the full Review Committee.
Recent Meetings: June 4, 2021; August 4, 2021; August 18, 2021

Subcommittee on the administration of NAGPRA
Established: October 19, 2018 (Meeting 63)
Members: Honor Keeler, Barnaby Lewis, Timothy McKeown
Purpose: To gather information, conduct research, or analyze relevant issues and facts on the administration of NAGPRA by the National NAGPRA Program including funding, grants, and staff capacities. The subcommittee may develop draft position papers for deliberation by the full Review Committee.
Recent Meetings: June 11, 2021

Subcommittee on meeting procedures
Established: June 28, 2021 (Meeting 67)
Members: Honor Keeler, Timothy McKeown, Francis McManamon
Purpose: To draft proposed revisions to the 2018 meeting procedures for deliberation by the full Review Committee.
Recent Meetings: July 6, 2021; July 12, 2021; August 17, 2021
Subcommittee business concluded: August 19, 2021 (Meeting 72)

Last updated: October 25, 2021