Templates

Templates for complying with NAGPRA are provided in MS Word format. For assistance with these templates, contact the National NAGPRA Program.

On Federal or Tribal Lands

Federal agencies must follow a process for Native American human remains or cultural items removed from or discovered on Federal or tribal lands. This process took effect with the passage of NAGPRA on November 16, 1990, and only applies to Federal or tribal lands.

Inventories of Human Remains

Each museum and Federal agency must inventory the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects in its holding or collection and must identify the geographical and cultural affiliation of those holdings or collections.

Summaries of Cultural Items

Each museum and Federal agency must prepare a summary of Native American unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony in its holding or collection and invite Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations to consult on those objects.

  • Summary template for Native American unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and/or objects of cultural patrimony

  • Notice of Intent to Repatriate template for unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and/or objects of cultural patrimony updated 2017

  • Correction template for Notices of Intent to Repatriate (used to correct a previously published notice) updated 2017

Other Templates

To assist a museum and Federal agency with the NAGPRA process.

Last updated: March 2, 2022