Native American Graves Protection And Repatriation Act
The Act requires federal agencies and institutions that receive federal funding to return Native American "cultural items" to lineal descendants and culturally affiliated American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Cultural items include human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony. A program of federal grants assists in the repatriation process and the Secretary of the Interior may assess civil penalties on museums that fail to comply.
- Dean - Tribal Liaison
- Department: Fine & Applied Arts
Office: ARC Main, FAA, 560
- NAGPRA Specialist
Phone: (916) 484-8253