National NAGPRA

National NAGPRA This is the official page of the National NAGPRA Program. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was enacted on November 16, 1990, to address the rights of lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to Native American cultural items, including human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony.

The Act assigned implementation responsibilities to the Secretary of the Interior. Staff support is provided by the National NAGPRA Program.

Mission: The National NAGPRA Program provides support to museums, Federal agencies, tribes, and Hawaiian organizations regarding the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

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Still time to register.
10/21/2020

Still time to register.

The 6th Annual Repatriation Conference is NEXT WEEK! Don't forget, when you register for the 6th Annual Repatriation Conference, you'll have access to recordings of all panels and presentations for three months after the conference. No need to worry if you have a scheduling conflict!

We hope the conference will live on as a great training and teaching tool for repatriation teams.

There is still time to register for the 6th Annual Repatriation Conference! Visit https://bit.ly/3boyIhe to learn more.

#repatriation #repatriationconference #repatriationconference2020 #NAGPRA #humanrights #indigenousrights

Resources for treaties from the National Archives.
10/15/2020
Native American Treaties Now Online for the First Time

Resources for treaties from the National Archives.

Hundreds of Native American treaties have been scanned and are freely available online, for the first time, through the National Archives Catalog. Also, in partnership with The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), these treaties and extensive additional historical and contextual information are...

Association on American Indian Affairs
10/12/2020

Association on American Indian Affairs

We anticipate the 6th Annual Repatriation Conference to be an important gathering of knowledge and community, 30 years after the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act was passed by Congress in 1990. Together, we will look back on three decades of this landmark human rights law for Indigenous peoples, look at the status of NAGPRA today, and envision the future of repatriation on Turtle Island and globally.

When you register for the conference, not only will you have access to three days of programming, you'll also have access to recordings of all programming to stream after the conference ends. This year's conference will be our biggest yet, with over 500 participants registered already.

The 6th Annual Repatriation Conference will be an all-virtual gathering October 26 - 28. All are welcome! Register today: https://bit.ly/3boyIhe⠀

#repatriation #repatriationconference #repatriationconference2020 #NAGPRA #humanrights #indigenousrights

Association on American Indian Affairs
10/11/2020

Association on American Indian Affairs

Registration is still open for 6th Annual Repatriation Conference: Growing Community & Moving Forward after 30 Years of #NAGPRA!⠀

30 years ago this November, one of the most significant human rights laws was passed for Indian Country—the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). After centuries of U.S. policy meant to disenfranchise Native Americans from their diverse cultures and religious practices, NAGPRA provides a legal process of repatriation for Ancestors’ remains and burial belongings, sacred objects and cultural patrimony that have been looted, stolen and taken in unconscionable ways from Tribal Nations. ⠀

The 6th Annual Repatriation Conference brings together those on the front lines of #repatriation efforts to critically analyze the future of NAGPRA and strategize about how to advance the cause of #repatriation in the U.S. and abroad.⠀

This conference will be an all virtual gathering from October 26 – 28. All are welcome to attend! Special thanks to our co-host University of Denver Museum of Anthropology!
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Visit https://bit.ly/3boyIhe to register today!

#repatriationconference #repatriationconference2020 #humanrights #indigenousrights

We hope you will join us for this three hour workshop on October 26.
09/20/2020

We hope you will join us for this three hour workshop on October 26.

Strengthening skills--and building community--are a big focus each day of the 6th Annual Repatriation Conference October 26-28. On Monday, October 26, the Conference offers concentrated workshops to dig into important lessons about compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Many institutions have utilized NAGPRA like a research project where scientific certainly must be uncovered. But NAGPRA is a legal process with steps that must be managed within certain time frames. NAGPRA is about #REPATRIATION not research.

“NAGPRA is a Law, Not a Research Project” offers a primer for NAGPRA practitioners at every level of experience. This practicum guides you through:

-NAGPRA Basics—following the law and its regulations
-Decision-Making Under NAGPRA—what is supported by Congressional intent?
-NAGPRA by the Numbers—what’s complete and what’s pending?

The workshop is presented by experts from the Association on American Indian Affairs and the National NAGPRA Program.

Full Conference program details + registration at https://bit.ly/3boyIhe. Thanks to our co-host University of Denver Museum of Anthropology.

#repatriation #NAGPRA #indigenousrights #humanrights #Indigenous #repatriationconference2020 #repatriationconference

09/17/2020
The White House

The White House

For over 70 years, the U.S. Government has been trying to secure the return of Native American ancestral remains from the National Museum of Finland to the tribes of the Mesa Verde region.

The Trump Administration finally got it done.

FREE Repatriation Webinar. Sign up now!
09/15/2020

FREE Repatriation Webinar. Sign up now!

Join us for a FREE webinar on September 24 at 3 pm EDT that digs deeper into the 30th anniversary of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. “A New Path Forward” presents case studies on how state agencies - particularly medical examiner and coroners offices - must fulfill their legal obligations to return Native American human remains.

Though often ignored or misunderstood, repatriation of Native American human remains protects human rights while fulfilling legal requirements and funding accountability.

Register for free at http://bit.ly/repatriationwebinar!

This webinar is hosted by the Association on American Indian Affairs and the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology and will be facilitated by Megan Kleeschulte of University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Presenters include Dr. Bruce Anderson of Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, Shane Anton of Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Dr. Ellen Lofaro of UT Knoxville, Elizabeth Ronald of UT Knoxville; and Reylynne Williams of Gila River Indian Community Tribal Historic Preservation Office.

#repatriation #NAGPRA #indigenousrights #humanrights #Indigenous #repatriationconference2020 #repatriationconference

Association on American Indian Affairs
09/11/2020

Association on American Indian Affairs

At the 30th anniversary of #NAGPRA, we look back on our traditional teachings. The task of the moment is to develop tools to walk into the future with strength and effective strategies.

We designed the 6th Annual Repatriation Conference to build capacity and solve problems:

-Want to brush up on NAGPRA Basics?
-How are tribes Decolonizing Museums?
-Can intertribal consortiums break down repatriation roadblocks?
-Can we rescue our precious ones from International Collections, private collectors & auctions?

These and so many other questions will be explored at our conference from October 26-28. As Potawatomi scholar Robin Wall Kimmerer reminds us, our “sacred purpose is to walk back along the red road of our Ancestors' path and to gather up all the fragments that lay scattered along the trail.”

Join us! The conference will be an all-virtual community gathering. Learn more and register at https://bit.ly/3boyIhe. See you there!

#repatriation #repatiationconference2020 #repatriationconference #indigenousrights #humanrights

Scholarships are available to attend the virtual conference. Apply by Sept 4!
08/25/2020
Association on American Indian Affairs to Highlight NAGPRA’s 30th Anniversary at Conference

Scholarships are available to attend the virtual conference. Apply by Sept 4!

WASHINGTON — Thirty years ago this November, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act was passed by Congress. NAGPRA provides a legal process of repatriation for tribal ancestors’ remains, burial belongings, sacred objects and cultural patrimony that have been looted, stolen an...

Association on American Indian Affairs
08/06/2020

Association on American Indian Affairs

Join us for the 6th Annual Repatriation Conference, October 26-28, 2020 - an ALL-VIRTUAL Community Conference. REGISTRATION IS OPEN AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 4!! #Repatriation #NAGPRAat30 #NAGPRA #RepatriationConference https://bit.ly/3idZj2C

Association on American Indian Affairs
08/05/2020

Association on American Indian Affairs

ANNOUNCING THE 6TH ANNUAL REPATRIATION CONFERENCE - October 26-28, 2020 - will be an ALL VIRTUAL COMMUNITY CONFERENCE. Registration, Scholarships and Sponsorships opening SOON! #RepatriationConference #NAGPRA #HumanRights Find out more at: https://bit.ly/2Xt0145

Congratulations to all! We look forward to supporting you as you work on these important NAGPRA projects.
06/10/2020
National Park Service Awards $1.9 Million for the Return of Native American Remains and Sacred Objects - Office of Communications (U.S. National Park Service)

Congratulations to all! We look forward to supporting you as you work on these important NAGPRA projects.

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service today announced $1.9 million in grants to 12 Indian tribes and 18 museums to assist in the consultation, documentation, and repatriation of ancestral remains and cultural items as part of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). “N...

Association on American Indian Affairs
04/07/2020

Association on American Indian Affairs

#RepatriationConference update: We continue to plan the 6th Annual Repatriation Conference and have extended the session proposal deadline to April 27th. Read more here: https://www.indian-affairs.org/call-for-proposals.html

Plan on joining this repatriation conference in October.  Submit your proposals by April 13. Alternative plans are in th...
03/20/2020

Plan on joining this repatriation conference in October. Submit your proposals by April 13. Alternative plans are in the works to ensure this event can occur.

📣📣📣 Call for #Repatriation Conference Session Proposals:

We invite proposals for sessions that emphasize the 6th Annual Repatriation Conference theme, “Growing Community and Moving Forward After 30 Years of #NAGPRA.” Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2wvshs4 #NativeAmerican #Indigenous

Our new website is up. Check it out. nps.gov/NAGPRA
10/29/2019
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (U.S. National Park Service)

Our new website is up. Check it out. nps.gov/NAGPRA

Since 1990, Federal law has provided for the repatriation and disposition of certain Native American human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony. By enacting NAGPRA, Congress recognized that human remains of any ancestry "must at all times be treated with digni...

Watch the NAGPRA Review Committee meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, online!  The Review Committee will meet August 21-22, 20...
08/19/2019
Review Committee Announcements

Watch the NAGPRA Review Committee meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, online! The Review Committee will meet August 21-22, 2019, at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Each day is split into two sessions:

Session #1 begins at 12:30pm Eastern/8:30am Alaska.
Session #2 begins at 5:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Alaska.

Links to each session of the webcast are available on the National NAGPRA Program website.

October 30, 2019: The Review Committee will meet via teleconference on October 30, 2019, pending publication in the Federal Register. This meeting will be open to the public. Those who desire to listen to the meeting should register here.

03/08/2019
View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV

Due today! NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation applications must be submitted through grants.gov by midnight.

03/01/2019
View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV

Have you finished your application? One week until Consultation/Documentation applications are due! All applications must be submitted through grants.gov by March 8.

Intern with the National NAGPRA program this summer.
02/26/2019
Heritage & Historic Preservation - NPS

Intern with the National NAGPRA program this summer.

Looking for an internship working in cultural resources?

The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in partnership with the National Park Service and other Federal agencies, are offering over 70 summer internships across the country! These are PAID positions working with cultural resource professionals.

Applications are due March 15!

Questions? Contact [email protected]

#internship #historicpreservation #NPS #Summer2019 #culturalresouces #history #publichistory #nationalregister #archaeology #gis #nagpra #heritage #DC #NCPE

National Park Service Student Employees

02/08/2019
View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV

Are you ready to submit? There is only one month until applications are due for NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation projects. All applications must be submitted through grants.gov by March 8.

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