California & NAGPRA

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(NAGPRA = Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act)

This website is for students, faculty and community members who are interested in locating information related to repatriation issues. More specifically, this website's goal is to provide information about NAGPRA as it relates to California colleges and universities. (Links are still being built & gathered)

California Colleges and Universities

Information and response regarding University of California's regulations

Information regarding Califonia State University, Long Beach (CSULB)'s regulations



The text of the federal NAGPRA bill. Use the following series of links: Public Laws; 101; 101-601 - 101-650; H.R.5237; Text of Legislation; HR.5237.IH; Beginning

Detailed information and exploration of NAGPRA

In the Light of Reverence: an account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites.



California Heritage Commission: describes both federal and state laws related to NAGPRA

For free California legal services concerning NAGPRA

Text of the California NAGPRA

Discussion of different sites effected by California NAGPRA


Recommended article:

Dumont, Clayton W., Jr. "The Politics of Scientific Objections to Repatriation," Wicazo Sa Review: A Journal of Native American Studies. Spring 2003, vol 18, no. 1. ISBN: 0-8166-4172-0.