Recorded Webinar: Implementing NAGPRA: The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
Implementing NAGPRA: The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the basics of NAGPRA, exploring the benefits of tribal consultation, and sharing resources for museums. This event is presented by Anne Amati and Angela Neller. Do you know if NAGPRA applies to any of your institution’s collections? Almost 30 years after the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), there is still misunderstanding and confusion among some in the museum community regarding its requirements and procedures. In this session we will discuss the basics of NAGPRA, explore the benefits of tribal consultation, and share resources for museums. You will feel more confident engaging with NAGPRA implementation and consulting with tribal partners, even if you don’t have NAGRA cultural items in your collection. In this webinar, guest speakers Anne Amati, NAGPRA Coordinator and Registrar at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, and Angela Neller, Curator for the Wanapum Heritage Center in Washington State, will discuss the basics of NAGPRA and explore how NAGPRA implementation can benefit you and your museum. Through several case studies, Anne and Angela will demonstrate how museums have implemented NAGPRA. They will also discuss available resources including online databases, grants, and training opportunities. Whether NAGPRA is new to you or you would benefit from a refresher discussion, this webinar will help you feel more confident about NAGPRA implementation and consulting with tribal representatives. You will also learn how museums can benefit from building relationships with Native American communities beyond NAGPRA implementation.
Anne Amati is the NAGPRA Coordinator and Registrar at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, a small teaching museum dedicated to educating students about the ethical practices of conservation, interpretation, and management of anthropological collections. Ms. Amati is also an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Denver Museum and Heritage Studies program and works closely with students on collection management and exhibit projects.
Angela Neller is the Curator for the Wanapum Heritage Center in Washington State. She has 29 years of experience managing archaeological, ethnographic, and archival collections. Angela provides technical expertise in repatriation matters to the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a non-federally recognized Indian Group. As a Native Hawaiian, Angela is interested in the relationship of material culture and history to the identity of native peoples. She values objects as touchstones to generations past as they help to inform the present and future.