The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee plans to meet on November 8-9, 2011 at the University of Nevada-Reno. The agenda for this meeting will include the presentation, discussion, and adoption of the draft Review Committee Report to the Congress for 2011; appointment of the subcommittee to draft the Review Committee’s report to the Congress for 2012, and discussion of the scope of the report; National NAGPRA Program reports; and the selection of the date and site for the spring 2013 meeting. In addition, the agenda may include requests to the Review Committee for a recommendation to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the disposition of Native American human remains determined to be culturally unidentifiable; presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and the public; requests to the Review Committee for review and findings of fact related to the identity or cultural affiliation of human remains or other cultural items, or the return of such items; and the hearing of disputes among parties convened by the Review Committee.
The Review Committee is soliciting presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and federal agencies on the progress made, and any barriers encountered, in implementing NAGPRA. The Review Committee also will consider other presentations by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, federal agencies, and the public. A presentation request must, at minimum, include an abstract of the presentation and contact information for the presenter(s). Presentation requests must be received by August 23, 2011.
For more information, visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/2011-4959.htm.