This website is intended to support updates and education regarding NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) and repatriation. Our collective goal is to repatriate ancestors and objects – not just to get it done but to do it right.
Doing it right relies on balancing sometimes conflicting goals, including a desire for transparency, NAGPRA regulations, tribal consultation, and harm reduction to affected communities. Out of respect for Native and Indigenous people and Native Nations, understand that means the community-at-large will not be receiving specific information surrounding repatriation.
The University of Kansas has formed a NAGPRA committee to complete the repatriation process and a Community Support committee to ensure our students, staff, and faculty are supported. We recognize the pain this causes to our community, especially Native and Indigenous students, faculty and staff. Inclusion is core to our values as a university, and we are working to provide support to those affected.
Repatriation Steps and Resources
Questions or Concerns?
If you have additional information and context about collections, repatriation, etc. please email the KU NAGPRA Committee at email@example.com.
If members of the press or media have requests, please contact Director of News and Media Relations Erinn Barcomb-Peterson.