On May 12, 2010 the Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance) submitted comments to the Department of the Interior regarding a rule that outlines procedures for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains in the possession or control of museums or federal agencies.  NSC Alliance called for the rescission of the rule, as the rule “is arbitrary and capricious, manifestly contrary to the requirements of the North American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act … and patently illegal under any reasonable standard of agency or judicial review.”

The rule goes into effect on May 14, 2010.  For more information about the rule, see http://nscalliance.org/?p=258.

Click here to read NSC Alliance’s comments

Click here to read comments from NSC Alliance member Illinois State Musuem