The National NAGPRA Program offers grants to assist museums and Indian tribes with the compliance process under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The NAGPRA process may include consultation and documentation regarding human remains and cultural items, and their repatriation or disposition. Learn how to assess the needs of a NAGPRA program, identify fundable projects, and write successful Consultation/Documentation and Repatriation grant proposals.
Jan I. Bernstein, managing director, Bernstein & Associates NAGPRA Consultants, works with Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and federal agencies to provide training, grant writing, strategic plan development/implementation, consultation facilitation, repatriation claim development, and reburial assistance
Mary Anne Kenworthy, attorney, Department of Interior Solicitor’s Office; specializing in Indian law and focusing primarily on trust lands and cultural resource issues; provides training to tribes and law enforcement personnel on implementation and prosecution of violations under ARPA and NAGPRA
Megon Noble, NAGPRA project manager, University of California, Davis, coordinates NAGPRA compliance efforts for the campus; previously the Archaeology NAGPRA coordinator with the Burke Museum, University of Washington, and taught museums collections management
“I now understand NAGPRA at a whole new level. The seminar was very intensive, in depth, and easy to understand. The instructors presented valuable information on NAGPRA grant-writing basics. The training was well organized and very informative.”
“The seminar exceeded expectations. I have never written a grant, but am willing to try now.”
“I feel like I have a solid project to take back to my institution to further not only NAGPRA goals, but overall consultation with tribal representatives.”
“It helped to understand how to narrow grant expectations to a manageable project and the importance of keywords to use and not use. I was very happy with the seminar. I learned a lot.”
“This seminar exceeded my expectations in many ways. The best thing was the procedures and process for applying for a NAGPRA grant.”
Staff of Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums
Self-reporting may be an option for members of professional organizations that require continuing education credits.
Archaeological Curation and Collections Management
Conservation Strategies for Archaeologists
NAGPRA and ARPA: Applications and Requirements
Native American Cultural Property Law
Traditional Cultural Places
Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.
$500 (6-week advance registration); $550 (regular registration)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.
NAGPRA Program scholarships and travel grants may be available through NPI for this seminar for participants from federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native villages, Native Hawaiian organizations, and museums. Read more.
NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.