Upcoming Meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee will meet on 28-29 November 2012 in Washington, DC.  The agenda for the meeting will include finalization of the Review Committee Report to Congress for 2012, the appointment of the subcommittee to draft the Review Committee’s Report to the Congress for 2013, and discussion of the scope of the Reports, and National NAGPRA Program reports.

The Committee may also consider requests for a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior to effect the agreed-upon disposition of Native American human remains determined to be culturally unidentifiable.

The agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted by late October at http://www.nps.gov/nagpra.

The Review Committee is also soliciting presentations by museums, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and Federal agencies on the following two topics: (1) the progress made, and any barriers encountered, in implementing NAGPRA, and (2) the outcomes of disputes that have come before the Review Committee.  More information is available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-02-10/html/2012-3145.htm.