Sunday, October 10, 2010

NAGPRA Nearing 20

As we near the 20th anniversary of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), on November 16, there's more in news on repatriation (of course, aside from our special issue of Museum Anthropology!).

Check out this set of articles in Science magazine. The articles are accessible if you sign up for the website (at no cost).

An interesting review of NAGPRA in Nebraska here.

If you're interested in these issues and want to be part of the discussion, try to make the "NAGPRA at 20" conference to be held in Washington, DC, on November 15-16, 2010. More information here.

Also, some news from Canada: Nearly 300 historically significant Nisga'a artifacts collected in northwestern B.C. in the early 20th century -- some described as "masterpieces" of native art -- are to be repatriated next week by officials from two major Canadian museums. [Read more here.]

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