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archive Jan 2013

Upcoming Webinar in January

In this webinar, The Ingredients of a Successful NAGPRA Grant Application, you will learn about the NAGPRA grants program, review the FY2013 Consultation/Documentation grant application, and find out about new resources available on the NAGPRA Program’s website to assist you in preparing your grant request. Click here to register.


48th NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting (telephonic) scheduled for January 2013

The NAGPRA Review Committee will meet on January 10, 2013, from 1p.m. to 3p.m. EST. Click here to read the Federal Register notice. Those who desire to attend the meeting should contact, between January 2 and 8, 2013, to be provided the telephone access number for the meeting. View the agenda here.



archive Mar 2013

The NAGPRA Review Committee meeting currently scheduled for May 22 and 23 in Denver, Colorado, will now occur only on May 22, 2013, from 10am to 4pm EDT. This meeting will be telephonic and open to the public. A new meeting notice will publish. All existing deadlines for agenda items will remain as noticed in the Federal Register, August 31, 2012. Those wishing to present public comment must register for the meeting and advise the DFO of their desire to present, and also submit any written items for distribution to the Review Committee, by March 22. Meeting time is limited and advance notice will allow the Review Committee to accommodate as much public comment as possible. DFO:



Arhive Apr 2013

Solicitation of NAGPRA Review Committee Nominations Due July 15, 2013

The notice soliciting nominations for one member of the NAGPRA Review Committee was published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2013. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint the member from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. The deadline for receipt of nominations is July 15, 2013. Read more...


Secretary Jewell Has Appointed Two To The NAGPRA Review Committee

As one of her first acts as Secretary of the Interior, Secretary Sally Jewell reappointed Dr. Sonya Atalay to the museum and science nominee position for a two year term, and Attorney Steve Titla, San Carlos Apache religious leader to the tribal religious leader position for an initial four year term.

We congratulate the new members of the NAGPRA Review Committee on their appointment, and express our appreciation to all who were nominators, or nominees, for their interest in NAGPRA and the NAGPRA Review Committee.



archive May 2013

Final Rule on NAGPRA Regulations Published in the Federal Register

Since 1995, minor inaccuracies or inconsistencies in 43 CFR Part 10 have been identified by or brought to the attention of the Department. On April 18, 2012, we published in the Federal Register proposed amendments to provide for factual accuracy and consistency throughout 43 CFR Part 10. Those amendments are now final. A comprehensive set of amendments is still in progress. Click here to read the final rule.



archive Sep 2013

2013 NAGPRA Grants Awards and New Grant Policies for 2014

NAGPRA Grants for the FY 2013 year has resulted in awards from the Department of the Interior for 21 consultation/documentation project grants and 13 repatriation grants. Congratulations are due to all awardees and appreciation for their efforts.

Watch this page for news of nation-wide changes in grant applications for FY 2014, affecting all NAGPRA grants. Alll grants for FY 2014 applications will be processed through All applications will be accompanied by a DUNS number, which will facilitate electronic processing of funds.


archive Oct 2013

Proposed Rule on 43 CFR 10.7 Published

On October 29, 2013, the new NAGPRA regulation section 10.7, Disposition of Unclaimed Human Remains and other Cultural Items Discovered on Federal lands After November 16, 1990, published as a proposed rule. Read the text of the rule
The comment period is open until December 30, 2013. Written comments may be submitted to Questions on the rule may be directed to


National NAGPRA Confirms the Review Committee Meeting in November

The 50th meeting of the NAGPRA Review Committee will occur as noticed on Nov. 6 and 7, 2013, in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Information on travel and lodging is on the website as are the agenda and meeting materials. Read more

The National NAGPRA Program training offering of NAGPRA Basics will occur Tues. Nov. 5 as planned in the morning. Registration for NAGPRA Basics is free and will take place on site starting at 8:30 a.m.. The training will begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp.



archive Oct 2013

Registration Open for the December 5 NAGPRA Review Committee Teleconference

As previously noticed in the Federal Register, a public meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee to finalize the 2013 Report to Congress will take place by teleconference on December 5, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. EST. The finalization of this report will be the only item on the agenda. Register here to listen to the conference.


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