NAGPRA – Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 and companion federal regulations (NAGPRA) establish a process for museums and other institutions that receive federal funds to return certain human remains, funerary and sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony to Native American tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and lineal descendants that demonstrate requisite relationships to the remains and other items.
In keeping with NAGPRA and the values of our institution, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is fully committed to the repatriation of our Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian collections. In this process, it is our priority to engage in consultation with tribal communities and lineal descendants.
NAGPRA Leadership at Illinois
Jenny L. Davis
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Interim Chair, American Indian Studies
Chancellor’s Fellow of Indigenous Research and Ethics
Krystiana L. Krupa
NAGPRA Program Officer
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation