Wednesday, August 27, 2014

National Park Service Announces Grants to Help Native Americans Identify and Repatriate Human Remains, Cultural Objects

August 19, 2014.
The National Park Service has awarded 29 grants to support "the efforts of museums, Indian tribes, Alaska native villages and Native Hawaiian organizations in the documentation of NAGPRA-related objects... ant to pay for the costs associated with the return of the remains and objects to their native people".

"Projects funded by the grant program includes consultations to identify and affiliate individuals 
and cultural items, training for both museum and tribal staff on NAGPRA, digitizing collection 
records for consultation, consultations regarding culturally unaffiliated individuals, as well as the 
preparation and transport of items back to their native people."

To read the rest of the news release, click here.

For more information relating the awards, 
contact Sherry Hutt, National NAGPRA Program Manager, 
at 202-354-1479 or .

For more information about NAGPRA and cultural repatriation, Visit:

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