Tag Archives: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Association on American Indian Affairs Fifth Annual Repatriation Conference

November 12-14, 2019 We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation in Fountain Hills, AZ Register for “Healing the Divide” here.

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NAGPRA Regs on Unclaimed Ancestors and Funerary Objects, etc.

Here is 43 CFR Part 10. The summary: This final rule provides procedures for the disposition of unclaimed human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony excavated or discovered on, and removed from, Federal lands after November … Continue reading

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The Ancient One is a Colville Ancestor

Here is “The ancestry and affiliations of Kennewick Man” as published in Nature. From the abstract: Kennewick Man, referred to as the Ancient One by Native Americans, is a male human skeleton discovered in Washington state (USA) in 1996 and … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Koniag Effort to Evict Airline and Cabin from Its Lands

Here are the materials in Koniag Inc. v. Andrew Airways (D. Alaska): 1 Complaint 36 Motion to Dismiss 39 Opposition 42 Reply 81 DCT Order An excerpt: At Docket 36, Defendant Alicia L. Reft (“Reft”) filed a Motion and Memorandum … Continue reading

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Briefs in Quechan Challenge to Ocotollo Wind Energy Facility in S. California

Here are the briefs in Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation v. Dept. of Interior: Doc 11_1 Appellant’s Opening Brief 090413. wo Addendum Doc 15 CRIT Amicus Brief Federal Appellee Brief Reply brief TK Lower court materials here.

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Federal Court Rejects Quechan Tribe Effort to Shut Down Ocotillo Express Wind Power Operation

Here are the materials in Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation v. United States Department of the Interior (S.D. Cal.): DCT Order Granting Ocotillo Motion Federal Motion for Summary J Ocotillo Express Motion for Summary J Quechan Motion … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Navajo Claims to Remains from Canyon de Chelly Taken by National Park Service

Here are the materials in Navajo Nation v. Dept. of Interior (D. Ariz.): DCT Order Dismissing Navajo Complaint Interior Motion to Dismiss Navajo Complaint Navajo Response Interior Reply An excerpt: Having considered the parties’ memoranda in light of the relevant … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Native Hawaiians and NAGPRA

E. Sunny Greer has published ” Na Wai Hoʻōla i Nā Iwi?  Who Will Save the Bones:  Native Hawaiians and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act” in the Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal. An excerpt: This paper will … Continue reading

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Kawaiisu Tribe of the Tejon NAGPRA/Land Claims Dismissed

Here are the materials in Robinson v. Salazar (E.D. Cal.): Robinson v. Salazar 3rd Amended Complaint DCT Order Dismissing Robinson Clams  

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Cal. Board of Regents Motion to Dismiss Kumeyaay Suit Seeing Repatriation of “La Jolla Skeletons”

Here is the motion in Kumeyayy Cultural Repatriation Committee v. University of California (S.D. Cal.): California Motion to Dismiss Materials in a related case, White v. University of California, are here.

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