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Native America Calling: Proposed NAGPRA rules to strengthen repatriation
Your National Electronic Talking Circle
Thursday, September 2, 2021

A proposed change in the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act would give tribes added muscle to hold museums accountable for the human remains they continue to keep in their collections.

Museums still hold remains of thousands of Indigenous ancestors. Many times the burden is on tribes to prove their origins.

Changes to the law would shift the burden to institutions to justify retaining the items.

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