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Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
- Became federal law on November 16, 1990 to correct gross inequalities between the protection of Native and non-Native cultural objects.
- Requires collecting institutions to: create an inventory of any Native American human skeletal remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and items of cultural patrimony in their possession.
- Native American or Hawaiian groups can request repatriation if: they can show that they have true ownership of the cultural object or are a lineal descendant of the human remains in question.
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Watson, Ashley Bartman, "Mediating NAGPRA: Bringing Cultural Consideration Back to the Table" (2016). Learning Showcase 2016: A Celebration of Discovery, Transformation and Success. 42.