NAGPRA Course sponcered by NPS and UNReno

Sam Ball (Sam_Ball@NPS.GOV)
Wed, 7 Dec 1994 10:47:02 -0500

This information and the course are provided as part of our mandated
responsibilities under NAGPRA. Sam Ball (Sam_Ball@NPS.GOV)

Original Sender:


Dates: January 26-28, 1995
Honolulu, Hawaii

March 16-18, 1995
Natchitoches, Louisana

March 30-April 1, 1995
Juneau, Alaska

Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(9 a.m. to noon on last day)

Fee: $ 350.00

(Reprinted from the brochure)

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation
Act (NAGPRA) legislation has brought to light the
long-buring question of ownership of Native American human
remains and cultural items. The impact of the law reaches
federal land managers, tribal and museum officials, as well
as any agency that holds a collection and receives federal
funds. The time limits imposed for compliance with summary
lists and inventories of collections have created an
immediate need for a working knowledge of the law. There
are numerous issues and questions begin raised as to how to
apply the law, what items are covered and the process of
This course is designed to help those effected by the
law to comply in a timely and meaningful manner. The course
is also focused on an understanding and recognition of
potential problem areas in order to allow for prospective
planning and avoidance of court intervention. The
instructors will discuss practical methods of compiling
summaries and inventories, as well as consultation methods
for tribes and institutions. They will also discuss the
regulations and the decisions of the Review Committee and
look at the future ramification of decisions and any court
The course will consist of lectures, case studies, and
participant involvement in discussions.

Instructors: The Honorable Sherry Hutt is a judge with the
Maricopa Co. Superior Court in Phoenix, AZ. As an Assistant
US District Attorney, she handled cases dealing with the
Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA). She teaches
courses on ARPA for the National Park Service, and
co-authored _Archeological Resource Protections_ (1992).

Timothy McKeown is with the Archeological Assistance
Division of the National Park Service, where he serves as
program leader for national implementation of NAGPRA. Dr.
McKeown has worked as a cultural resource manager for the
Navajo Nation and Jicarilla Apache Tribe. He has also
conducted strategic planning research with the International
Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg,
Austria, and taught as a Fulbright professor at Janus
Pannonius University in Pecs, Hungary.

_Registration/Information_-- To register for the workshops
call the Division of Continuing Education at (800) 233-8928,
or (702) 784-4062/4046.
On-site check-in will begin on-half hour prior to the
start of each course.

EACH COURSE. If you would like to participate in the
Hawaii course, please call to register _no later_ than
Tuesday, 12/26! For the other courses, please register one
month in advance.

Tribes and institutions who submitted a NAGPRA grant
application or who are interested in doing so for FY 1995
are encouraged to attend.

The University of Nevada, Reno offers a program of
continuing education short courses in cultural resource
management. This program is conducted in cooperation with
the Advisory Coucil on Historic Preservation, the Bureau of
Land Management, the National Park Service, and the U.S.
Forest Service. A certificate is awarded upon successful
completion of each course. Each session carries optional
graduate-level university credit. A brief paper (two to
three pages, typed, double-spaced) is required and due
within two weeks after completion of the course (to recieve

If you have any questions or would like some further
information, please drop me an e-mail.