Putting NAGPRA into Practice: Challenges and Successes

Track
Collections Management
Start Day and Time
Wednesday May 10 9:45-11 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
263 America's Center
Description
After more than 25 years, NAGPRA compliance and implementation continues to be a challenging but rewarding part of collections and museum management. NAGPRA specialists from diverse settings will engage attendees in an interactive discussion about the challenges and successes they have experienced putting NAGPRA into practice. Learn how the National NAGPRA Program can help your institution embrace this legislation and further inclusion in the field.
Learner Outcome
  1. Gain insight into the NAGPRA process through practical, relevant examples from professionals representing diverse institutions.
  2. Learn what constitutes a successful NAGPRA collaboration and be inspired by others' inclusive efforts.
  3. Engage with National NAGPRA Program staff, who can answer questions about compliance, financial assistance, and the notice process.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Angela Neller
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Curator
Organization: 
Wanapum Heritage Center
Bio
Angela Neller is the Curator for the Wanapum Heritage Center. Her experience in repatriation comes from both the side of museums and the side of tribes. For the past 12 years, she has provided technical expertise on repatriation matters to the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids. As a Native Hawaiian Angela is particularly interested in the issues of identity, ownership, and authority as it relates to material culture, museums, and native people.
Presenter: 
Anne Amati
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Registrar/NAGPRA Coordinator
Organization: 
Museum of Anthropology, University of Denver
Bio
Anne Amati is the Registrar and NAGPRA Coordinator at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology as well as an Adjunct Instructor for the Department of Anthropology. She has five years of NAGPRA implementation experience, primarily working with tribes from the western and southwestern U.S. She believes all museum professionals should understand the ethical obligation of consultation and enjoys teaching others about NAGPRA.
Presenter: 
David Barland-Liles
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Special Agent
Bio
David Barland-Liles is a Special Agent within the Investigative Services Branch/National NAGPRA Office of the National Park Service. He specializes in investigating cultural resource, cold case, and agency and museum compliance violations and interdicting associated criminal enterprises. David was recently nominated for the DOI Distinguished Service Award by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Presenter: 
Jayne-Leigh Thomas
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director
Bio
Jayne-Leigh Thomas obtained her PhD in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh in 2011, with a specialization in human osteology. She graduated from Central Washington University with a MSc in Resource Management in 2006 with a focus on NAGPRA and bioarchaeology. She is currently the Director of the Office of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act at Indiana University.
Presenter: 
Sarah Glass
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Notice and Grant Coordinator
Organization: 
National Park Service
Bio
Sarah Glass is Notice and Grant Coordinator for the National NAGPRA Program. Prior to joining the National Park Service, Sarah worked as a Museum Program Specialist at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and as a Curatorial Fellow at the National Museum of the American Indian. Sarah has an M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University, and a B.A. in Social Anthropology and Archaeology from Harvard University.