Resources Committee hearing on NAGPRA
The House Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing this morning on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

The hearing lasted about 90 minutes. Tribal witnesses discussed the inadequate funding of NAGPRA grants, the length of time it takes to go through the repatriation process and the significant resources needed to follow it.

Audio clips of the hearing can be downloaded below:
Opening Statements

Panel 1 - Testimony | Q&A
Mr. Dan Wenk
Deputy Director, National Park Service

Panel 2 - Testimony | Q&A
The Honorable Brenda Shemayme Edwards
Chairwoman, Caddo Nation

Mr. Steve Titla
General Counsel, San Carlos Apache Tribe

Ms. D. Bambi Kraus
President, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers

Ms. Susan B. Bruning
Chairwoman, Repatriation Committee of the Society for American Archaeology

Mr. Colin Kippen
Former NAGPRA Review Committee Member

Committee Notice:
Full Committee Oversight Hearing Entitled "Native American Graves Protection And Repatriation Act (October 7, 2009)

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