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Department of Anthropology

DUMA Native American collections

Museum of Anthropology

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is a federal law passed in 1990. It provides a process for museums to return Native American collections to their rightful owners.

The Museum of Anthropology welcomes tribal visits and encourages NAGPRA consultations. Please contact the NAGPRA Coordinator for more information on NAGPRA Inventories, Summaries, Published Notices and other compliance activities.

NAGPRA News and Events at the University of Denver

The Museum of Anthropology is leading an initiative to develop a network for museum professionals engaged in implementing NAGPRA to connect, collaborate, and increase capacity. Learn more

Read about NAGPRA compliance at the University of Denver in AHSS's e-Newsletter,  expressions -  NAGPRA: DU's Commitment to Building Relationships with Native Tribes.

University of Denver students learn about NAGPRA through special guest lectures, grant funded projects, and volunteer opportunities. In 2014 and 2013, Anthropology graduate students participated in grant-funded NAGPRA consultations

Museum of Anthropology NAGPRA Contact

Anne Amati
NAGPRA Coordinator/Registrar
(p) 303-871-2687
(f) 303-871-2736
[email protected]