On Friday, November 6, the UMMAA Brown Bag Lecture Series continues with a roundtable discussion of the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the collaboration and cooperation between Tribes and the University of Michigan since NAGPRA was passed in November 1990. Four panelists, including members of the Michigan Anishinabek Cultural Preservation and Repatriation Alliance (MACPRA), will consider past NAGPRA work and the work that lies ahead. J. Amadeaus Scott, the UMMAA NAGPRA collections manager, will facilitate the online discussion.
The federal Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is nearly 30 years old. The legislation provides a process for the return of Native American human remains, funerary and sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony from museums and federal agencies to federally recognized Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations.
J. Amadeaus Scott, Facilitator
NAGPRA Collections Manager, UMMAA
Colleen Medicine, Panelist
Director of Language & Culture, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
William Johnson, Panelist
Curator of the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture and Lifeways and Chair of MACPRA
Marcus Winchester, Panelist
Director of Language and Culture, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi