Determining Cultural Affiliation

Review the tools and best practices for determining cultural affiliation as part of the requirements of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Each Federal agency and museum with control over Native American human remains must identify cultural affiliation if it can do so on the basis of reasonable belief. Discuss NAGPRA requirements, definitions of critical terminology, grant assistance, and the consultation and review process.

Date: Apr 25, 2012

Location: Denver, CO

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NAGPRA: Databases, Summaries, Inventories, and Notices

Review the summaries and inventories requirements for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Each Federal agency and museum with control over Native American human remains and cultural items must complete and submit a Summary and/or Inventory to Indian tribes/Native Hawaiian organizations and the National NAGPRA Program. These documents are the basis for writing a Federal Register notice, allowing for repatriation or other disposition. Discuss NAGPRA requirements and ongoing responsibilities under the Future Applicability rule (43 CFR 10.13) for Summaries and Inventories. Compliance documentation (inventories and summary information) is available in the form of online databases created by the National NAGPRA Program. Using these databases, learn how to identify Indian tribes for consultations, evaluate the data supplied by museums and Federal agencies, and explore ways the data can be utilized to further NAGPRA compliance.

Date: April 24, 2012

Location: Denver, CO

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NAGPRA: Writing and Managing a Successful Grant

The National NAGPRA Program offers grants to assist museums, Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations with the implementation of NAGPRA. The NAGPRA process may include consultation, documentation, and repatriation or other disposition of human remains and cultural items. Learn how to assess the needs of a NAGPRA program, identify fundable projects, and write and manage a successful grant. Review case studies of grant applications and projects.

Date: TBD

Location: TBD

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NAGPRA Basics Training

NAGPRA Basics training covers the background of NAGPRA, the consultation and decision making process, notices, grants, and civil penalties. Both new and veteran NAGPRA practitioners have found this training to be helpful in their work.

Date: May 8, 2012

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cost: Free

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