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There is a growing awareness of the rights of Native American communities to regain control of their cultural heritage, and of the role that the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act plays in that process. The National NAGPRA program works with lineal descendants, Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and Federal agencies to support NAGPRA implementation nation-wide.


Learn More About NAGPRA

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and its implementing regulations contain many specialized terms and requirements, and apply to United States museums and Federal agencies.

  • Frequently Asked Questions about NAGPRA.
  • Law and Regulations includes current regulations, as well as legislative and regulatory history.
  • Training in NAGPRA implementation is offered regularly by National NAGPRA.
  • NAGPRA Glossary provides definitions for the specialized terms used in NAGPRA.
  • National NAGPRA reports are the official reports of National NAGPRA program activities.
  • Notices documenting Native American human remains and cultural items eligible for repatriation are published in the Federal Register by museums and Federal agencies.


Additional Resources

A variety of information related to NAGPRA and cultural resource preservation is available.

  • Review Committee. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee facilitates the resolution of repatriation disputes and considers requests for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains. National NAGPRA provides staff support to the Review Committee.
  • Map of Indian Reservations in the continental United States.
  • Map of Judicially Established Indian Lands based on decisions of the Indian Claims Commission.
  • Find your State Historic Preservation Office for information on identifying historic properties and assessing the potential effects of undertakings on historic properties.
  • International Repatriation is an overview of the issues and international agreements relating to the return of cultural property to indigenous communities.

 

 
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