The National Park Service today announced the award of eight Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Repatriation grants totaling $74,348. The grants will assist in the repatriation of individuals and sacred objects, objects of cultural patrimony and funerary objects back to the tribes.
“The work funded by these grants is a step toward addressing past violations of the treatment of human remains and sacred objects of native peoples, while restoring the ability of American Indian and Native Hawaiian peoples to be stewards of their own ancestral dead and cultural heritage.” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
FY 2015 NAGPRA Grant Recipients
Native Village of Barrow: AK $14,904
Native Village of Barrow: AK $15,000
The Regents of the University of California: CA $6,309
Smith River Rancheria: CA $14,944
Bay Mills Indian Community: MI $1,937
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan: MI $14,836
The Chickasaw Nation: OK $4,103
Sweet Briar College, Art Collection and Galleries: VA $ 2,315