2023 National NAGPRA Program Projects at the Museum of Us

Oct 27, 2022


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View of California Tower in the early evening, with palm trees in the foreground.

The Museum of Us was recently awarded a consultation and documentation grant from the National Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) program. We are looking forward to a collaborative project with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to identify and document cultural resources that are affiliated with their communities and currently under the Museum’s care. The grant will fund travel, consultation meetings, and research in support of the repatriation process. The project will also include outreach and initial consultations with Native American groups in the southeastern region of the United States.

The National NAGPRA program also awarded funding to theCentral Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes for the repatriation of cultural resources to their communities. The goal of this project is to repatriate items culturally affiliated with the Tlingit and Haida Tribes so they can be welcomed back and reintegrated into ceremonial life. The Museum of Us is honored to support the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes with this process, and we look forward to working together over the next year to prepare and return these cultural resources to their home communities.

Learn more about the 2023 NAGPRA grant awardees and projects.