Learning NAGPRA

Learning NAGPRA

The U.S. Congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), in 1990. This law requires ancestral American Indian human remains and certain cultural objects be repatriated to federally recognized tribes in the U. S. A team of researchers from GBL, OVPR, and the Department of Anthropology received National Science Foundation funding (grants 1449465, 1540447) through the Cultivating Cultures of Ethical STEM initiative to study how repatriation is taught and learned, and to work toward interventions to improve the resources available. The funding has provided for collaboration among scholars, professionals and graduate students, both tribal and non-tribal, at institutions across the country to work together to understand major issues involved with repatriation.