Review the compliance process for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) for Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, federal agencies, and museums. Explore how consultation can inform inventories, summaries, and cultural affiliation, and the resulting notices, repatriations, and dispositions.
Jan I. Bernstein, founder and managing director, Bernstein & Associates NAGPRA Consultants, provides Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and federal agencies with NAGPRA implementation services, including training, grant writing, strategic plan development and consultation planning and facilitation
Megon Noble, NAGPRA project manager, University of California, Davis, coordinates NAGPRA compliance efforts for the campus; previously the Archaeology NAGPRA coordinator with the Burke Museum, University of Washington, and taught museums collections management
Eric Hemenway, repatriation specialist and former NAGPRA Review Committee member, Anishinaabe, worked on numerous NAGPRA repatriation and disposition claims, coordination of repatriation involving multiple tribes, and reburials, managed NAGPRA grants, and consulted with museums across the country on appropriate care of NAGPRA materials
“The seminar covered a lot of information about all aspects of NAGPRA, which was helpful.”
“I now have a good understanding of NAGPRA.”
“It gave me a good overview of the complexities of NAGPRA issues that may come up.”
Staff of Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and federal agencies
Archaeological Curation and Collections Management
Conservation Strategies for Archaeologists
NAGPRA and ARPA: Applications and Requirements
NAGPRA on-demand videos, National NAGPRA Program and NPI
Native America 101
Native American Cultural Property Law
Traditional Cultural Places
Locations and Dates
- Madison, WI
September 19-20, 2023
in cooperation with
The Wisconsin Historical Society
$700 2 days / in-person seminar registration
$300 2 days / in-person seminar registration for full-time student; identification must be submitted at time of registration
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