Many thanks to the presenters and participants in today’s webinar. Let’s keep the discussion going!

Presenters included:
– Eddie Halealoha Ayau (Executive Director, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai’i Nei)

– Kirk Perry (Chickasaw Nation)

– Marcella LeBeau & Gerri LeBeau (Wounded Knee Survivors Association)

– David Tarler (Chickasaw, National Park Service)

– Shannon Keller O’Loughlin, Esq. (Choctaw, Sole Practitioner for Indian Nations)
Honor Keeler (Cherokee, International Repatriation Blog)

Hosted by the NPS National NAGPRA Training
OCTOBER 28, 2010
2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

“In recent years, Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations have been actively pursuing the repatriation of ancestors and cultural items situated in foreign repositories. In some cases, NAGPRA has been used to effect their return, but most often, consultation and negotiation were conducted outside the scope of NAGPRA. This webinar has three parts. In the first segment, participants will develop an understanding of the extent to which NAGPRA applies to human remains and cultural items in the physical custody of a foreign repository. Next, they will hear first-hand from Indian tribe and Native Hawaiian organization practitioners about their repatriation work with foreign institutions. These presenters will provide insights into best practices in international repatriation learned during the course of their work. Topics to be covered during this segment will include: locating human remains and cultural items in foreign repositories; cultivating working relationships with foreign institutions; and negotiating the terms and logistics of repatriation across international borders. The last segment will be devoted to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration and its relevance for international repatriation will be discussed, and participants will learn about the current review by the United States of its position on the Declaration, and the role that they can play in that review.”

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