On Friday, April 16, at 1 p.m., the Museum will host a panel discussion on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA).

NAGPRA created a federal legal process for the return of Native American human remains and cultural items to Native American Tribes and Native Hawaiian Organizations. The panelists will provide a basic overview of NAGPRA compliance through consideration of both tribal and museum sides of the process. They will explore the importance of transparency and agency, forging a connection between museum best practices and tribal ceremonial needs, and how mutual respect can grow into collaborations that extend beyond NAGPRA.

William Johnson - Ziibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture & Lifeways, Interim Director
Veronica Pasfield - Bay Mills Indian Community NAGPRA Designee
Amadeaus Scott - UMMAA NAGPRA Collections Manager

When: Friday, April 16th at 1 pm

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Sponsors: UM College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts; UM Office of Government Relations; UM Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; UM Office of Research; UM Museum of Anthropological Archaeology; UM Museum Studies Program; UM Department of American Culture; UM Native American Studies Program; Native American and Indigenous Studies Interdisciplinary Group