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2013

Congratulations to Two New Review Committee Members

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has appointed two members to the NAGPRA Review Committee. On September 23, 2013, the Secretary appointed two Review Committee members to initial four year terms. Dennis Harold O'Rourke, professor of anthropology at the University of Utah and previously nominated by SAA and AAM, was nominated by the Review Committee at the May meeting as the member-at-large. Shannon Keller O'Laughlin is an Attorney Partner, and Chair of the Indian Nations Law and Policy Practice Group, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, Washington, DC. She was nominated by the Tonawanda Seneca Nation, Seneca Nation of Indians, and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, in the nominations from tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations that closed July 15. Ms. O’Loughlin is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation. She is a lawyer who has a national reputation for leadership in Indian Law and NAGPRA and is a former White House Fellow. We welcome the newest members to the Review Committee, as we express our deep appreciation to Dr. Rosita Worl and Mervin Wright Jr., whose terms have expired and who have served us all so well for years. Please join us all in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, for the next Review Committee meeting, Nov. 6 and 7, 2013.

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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.

January 13, 2013: 48th NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting via teleconference. If you wish to attend, please send an email between January 2 and 8 to NAGPRA@rap.midco.net. Agenda

January 24, 2013: Solicitation of Nominations for Review Committee Members due, published in Federal Register, October 26, 2012.

May 22, 2013: 49th NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting via teleconference.The NAGPRA Review Committee meeting currently scheduled for May 22 and 23, 2013, in Denver, Colorado, will now occur only on May 22, 2013, from 10am to 4pm EST. This meeting will be telephonic and open to the public. 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 accomodate as much public comment as possible. Contact NAGPRA@rap.midco.net by May 17, 2013 to register. The agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted on or before April 22, 2013.

November 6-7, 2013 : 50th NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting to be held in Mount Pleasant, MI, in the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways, 6650 East Broadway, Mount Pleasant, MI. Click here for lodging and transportation information. The Agenda and Meeting Materials are now available. Hotel: A block of rooms at a group rate of $78.00 are being held at the Soaring Eagle, 6800 Soaring Eagle Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858. The group rate has a cutoff date of October 14th, 2013. When making reservations, please reference NAGPRA by calling 1-888-7-EAGLE-7. For faxed reservations, the number is (989) 775-5686.

December 5, 2013: 51st NAGPRA Review Committee Meeting, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST (telephonic) If you wish to attend, please send an email between November 12 and 15, 2013 to NAGPRA@rap.midco.net. Agenda will be posted on November 20, 2013.

2012

May 9-10, 2012: 46th Review Committee Meeting to be held in Santa Fe, NM in the ballroom of the La Fonda on the Plaza hotel, published in the Federal Register, November 11, 2011. Agenda and Materials Hotel: A block of rooms at a group rate of $83.00 are being held at the La Fonda on the Plaza hotel, 100 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM, 87501. The group rate will be honored 3 days pre- and post convention dates, based upon availability. When making reservations, please reference NAGPRA or #704196 by calling 1-800-523-5002 or 1-505-982-5511 and then choosing #1. For faxed reservations, the number is (505) 954-3599. To make reservations online: http://www.lafondasantafe.com/email-group.html.

November 28-29, 2012: 47th Review Committee Meeting to be held in Washington, DC in the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian Institution, published in the Federal Register, February 10, 2012. Agenda and Materials. Hotel: A block of rooms at a group rate are being held at the Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street, SW Washington, D.C. 20024. The group rate will be honored based upon availability. When making reservations, please reference NAGPRA or #704196 by calling 1-202-479-4000.

 

2011

REVIEW COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

The National NAGPRA Program extends a sincere welcome to two new members of the NAGPRA Review Committee. Following careful consideration, Secretary of the Interior Salazar has appointed Alexander Wade Barker and LindaLee Kuuleilani Farm to four-year terms on the seven-member Review Committee, effective April 28, 2011. The two new members were appointed by the Secretary from a list of seven nominees submitted by national museum organizations and scientific organizations.

Alex Barker currently serves as Director of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of Anthropology, and Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri. Prior to that appointment, he served, first, as Section Head of Anthropology and Curation of North American Archaeology and later, as Vice President for Collections and Research, at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Since 2004, he has been Co-Principal Investigator for the Pecica-Santul Mare Project, in Romania. He also has served as Field Director for numerous archeological projects in the United States. During the course of his career, he has served on national museum and scientific organization committees and task forces that have addressed professional ethics, as well as culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains and NAGPRA. Alex Barker was nominated to the Review Committee by the American Anthropological Association, the American Association of Museums, and the Society for American Archaeology.

LindaLee (Cissy) Farm is a partner at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLP, a Hawaii-based law firm. She concentrates her law practice in the area of commercial litigation. She has handled commercial and business disputes, professional liability defense, personal injury and wrongful death claims, products liability, Native Hawaiian rights, land use, and appellate advocacy. Since 2003, she has represented the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum on a variety of NAGPRA issues, including as lead counsel in litigation. In November 2010, she was a panelist in a session at the two-day symposium NAGPRA at 20, held in Washington, DC. That session, "NAGPRA and the Courts", discussed the use of court cases to further the purpose of NAGPRA as civil rights legislation, and the future of NAGPRA in the courts. Cissy Farm was nominated to the Review Committee by the Natural Science Collections Alliance.

Alex Barker and Cissy Farm succeed Dan Monroe and Alan Goodman. On behalf of all Department of the Interior staff whose work supports the National NAGPRA Program and the Review Committee, we commend Messrs. Monroe and Goodman for the benefits they have brought to all NAGPRA constituents through the considerable time, thought, and effort they devoted to the NAGPRA process.

June 21-22, 2011: 44th Review Committee Meeting to be held in Syracuse, NY at the Grant Auditorium of the Syracuse University College of Law, published in Federal Register, November 16, 2010. Agenda and Materials

Nov. 8-10, 2011: 45th Review Committee Meeting to be held in Reno, NV at the National Judicial College, published in Federal Register, March 4, 2011. Agenda and Materials. Hotel: A block of rooms are being held at the Silver Legacy Resort , 407 North Virginia Street, Reno, NV. When making reservations, call 1-800-687-8733 and refer to group code NPS2011.

 

2010

Review Committee Appointment: Following careful consideration, Secretary of the Interior Salazar has appointed Mr. Adrian John to a four-year term on the seven-member NAGPRA Review Committee, effective October 28, 2010. He will occupy one of the two positions on the Review Committee reserved for a traditional Indian religious leader. Mr. John succeeds Ms. Donna Augustine (Thunderbird Turtle Woman). On behalf of all Department of the Interior staff whose work supports the National NAGPRA Program and the Review Committee, we commend Ms. Augustine for the benefit she has brought to all NAGPRA constituents through the considerable time, thought, and effort she devoted to the NAGPRA process, and we extend a sincere welcome to Mr. John.

Adrian John is a member of the Seneca Nation of New York, and he was nominated by his tribe. Within the Seneca Nation, he serves as a project coordinator with the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO). Mr. John is a member of the Coldspring Longhouse, the Seneca Nation's traditional spiritual center, and participated in its inaugural Customs and Cultural Teachings Apprenticeship. He has served as an advisor on the development of curricula on Iroquois history and Seneca language and culture, and is a current member of the board of the Seneca Iroquois Museum. Mr. John has hands-on familiarity with NAGPRA as it relates both to the work of THPOs and the practice of traditional Native American Indian religion by present-day adherents.

 

May 17, 2010: Solicitation of Nominations for Review Committee Member due, published in Federal Register, March 18, 2009.

May 14, 2010: 41st Review Committee Meeting to be held via teleconference, published in Federal Register, March 2, 2010. Agenda

June 11, 2010: 42nd Review Committee Meeting to be held via teleconference, published in Federal Register, March 2, 2010. Agenda

November 17-19, 2010: 43rd Review Committee Meeting to be held in Washington, DC,
published in Federal Register, March 2, 2010. Yates Auditorium of the Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW.  Hotel: Embassy Suites Washington D.C. - Convention Center 900 10th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001, 1-202-739-2001 Agenda

Dec 20, 2010: Solicitation of Nominations for Review Committee Members due, published in Federal Register, October 21, 2010.

 

2009

February 27, 2009: Solicitation of Nominations for Review Committee Members due, published in Federal Register, December 29, 2008.

May 23-24, 2009 : 39th Review Committee Meeting to be held in Seattle, WA, published in Federal Register, December 31, 2008. Minutes
Hotel: Red Lion Hotel 800 RED LION; Mention "NAGPRA" when booking room

October 30-31, 2009 : 40th Review Committee Meeting to be held in Sarasota, FL, published in Federal Register, April 30, 2009. Agenda
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Sarasota 1-941-953-1234

 

2008

January 8, 2008: 36th Review Committee teleconference

May 15 - 16, 2008: 37th Review Committee Meeting to be held in De Pere, WI published in Federal Register, February 13, 2008.Draft Agenda MINUTES

June 12, 2008: Solicitation of Nominations for Review Committee Members due, published in Federal Register, February 13, 2008.

October 11-12, 2008: 38th Review Committee Meeting in San Diego, CA, published in Federal Register, July 14, 2008 Agenda

Hotel: Sheraton Suites Hotel San Diegeo at Symphony Hall 1-800-325-3535

 

2007

March 2007 New Review Committee Members Appointed. PDF

April 19-20, 34th 2007 Review Committee Meeting. Notice and Draft Agenda.

October 15- 16 2007: 35th Review Committee Meeting to be held in Phoenix, AZ.
Meeting
Notice in the Federal Register. Draft Agenda

 

2006

Solicitation for Nominations. The Secretary solicited nominations to fill the vacancy left by Lee Staples who resigned in December 2005. PDF

March 3, 2006: 31st Review Committee teleconference minutes. PDF

May 30-31, 2006: 32nd Review Committee meeting minutes. PDF

Solicitation for Nominations. The Secretary is soliciting nominations for two members of the Review Committee. PDF

November 3-4, 2006 33rd Review Committee Meeting. Draft Agenda.

 
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