NAGPRA and ARPA: Applications and Requirements

Seminar Overview

Review the historical context and intent of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA). Learn how these laws apply to the treatment, repatriation, and disposition of Native American cultural items and to the protection of archaeological resources on federal and tribal lands. Examine differences in legal definitions, when and how regulations apply, and permit requirements. Discuss practical applications and effective strategies for developing agreements prior to ground-disturbing actions.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Faculty

Claudia Nissley, president, C. Nissley Environmental Consultants; program analyst for the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and a nationally recognized expert in cultural heritage laws and practices; author, educator, and consultant; former executive manager with the ACHP and governor-appointed Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer

Evaluation Comments

"Clarification of language, specifics, and definitions met. Reference from Heritage Resources Law was comprehensive."

"Complexity of issues from tribe to tribe made evident."

"Was able to have group discussion and use local example."

"Learned a lot about case law. Very interesting!"

"The seminar exceeded expectations-discussions and how NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, and even NEPA work together."

Participants

Federal and tribal officials, contractors, and other practitioners of cultural resource conservation on federal or tribal land; curators and collections managers.

Related Seminars

Archaeological Curation and Collections Management
Conservation Strategies for Archaeologists
NAGPRA Essentials
NAGPRA: Preparing for and Writing Grant Proposals
N
ative American Cultural Property Law
Traditional Cultural Places

Location and Dates

  • Fredericksburg, VA
    October 24-25, 2019
    offered in conjunction with
    NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources
    in cooperation with the 
    National Park Service,
    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park,
    The University of Mary Washington, Department of Historic Preservation,
    and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources
     
  • Santa Fe, NM
    April 22-23, 2020
    offered in conjunction with
    Section 106: A Review for Experienced Practitioners
    in cooperation with 
    the National Park Service, Intermountain Region, and
    Historic Preservation Division, and
    the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division

Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$550 (6-week advance registration); $600 (regular registration)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.
 
National NAGPRA Program scholarships may be available through NPI for this seminar for participants from federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native villages, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Read more.

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or info@npi.org for further information.