NaGPRA At temple
The Temple Anthropology Laboratory and Museum is committed to the repatriation of Native American cultural items and human remains in compliance with the federal Native American Graves Protection Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Passed in 1990, NAGPRA establishes a legal process for federally recognized Native American tribes, native Alaskan corporations, and native Hawaiian organizations, to reclaim human remains and cultural objects housed in American museums that receive federal funding. Repatriation efforts at the Temple Anthropology Laboratory and Museum are carried out in recognition of the rights of tribal groups to control of human remains and cultural objects and in acknowledgment of the cultural and material dispossession indigenous groups have experienced in the context of the United States.
For inquiries regarding repatriation work at Temple University Anthropology Laboratory and Museum, including Tribal Representatives seeking to submit claims and consultation requests, please contact
POLICIES AND FURTHER RESOURCES
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