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Department of Anthropology

DUMA Native American collections

Museum of Anthropology

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Program

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), provides a process for descendants and tribes to request the return of human remains and certain cultural items from museums and federal agencies. Learn more

NAGPRA AT DU

Information on implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) at the University of Denver here

NAGPRA Community of Practice

The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology is leading an initiative to create a NAGPRA Community of Practice that will support all practitioners and improve implementation by bringing together people with all levels of expertise to connect, collaborate and share knowledge.

NAGPRA practitioners are people engaged in the practice of implementing NAGPRA. They most commonly work for museums, tribes, or federal or state agencies, but compliance takes place across multiple disciplines, industries, and professions.

  • Get Involved : Are you a NAGPRA practitioner? Let us know how the NAGPRA Community of Practice can support you.
  • NAGPRA Conference: The University of Denver Museum of Anthropology and the Association on American Indian Affairs will host a conference recognizing the 30th anniversary of NAGPRA on October 27 and 28, 2020. more
  • News : Read the project blog

Project Information
Anne Amati
Project Director and DUMA NAGPRA Coordinator/Registrar
(p) 303-871-2687 | [email protected]

Lydia Degn-Sutton
Research Assistant

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services MG-70-18-0050-18 .¬†Please contact Principal Investigator Anne Amati, MA, if you have any questions or would like additional information at [email protected] .