Research Using NAGPRA Collections

All research, teaching, display, imaging, and circulation of NAGPRA materials and collections (including all on-site or loaned collections) without tribal permission is prohibited. As a federally funded land-grant institution, the university has an ethical and legal responsibility to acknowledge the Tribal Nations on whose land we reside and to curate and repatriate Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian human remains and funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony (collectively, “cultural items”) in a respectful, dignified, and legally compliant manner. Find more detailed information in the new NAGPRA procedures section.