Please take a few minutes to fill out this important survey regarding existing archive policies and practices related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) process and the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials (PNAAM).
Supported by generous funding from the Society of American Archivists Foundation, the Autry Museum of the American West is collaboratively developing a “Where Repatriation Meets the Protocols” workbook that focuses on the intersecting activities between the NAGPRA process and PNAAM guidelines. As a first step, we are sending this survey out to those who are or may be associated with these activities including–but not limited to–tribal groups, Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO), NAGPRA coordinators, librarians, archivists, archaeologists, and museum professionals.
The goal of this survey is to better assess the levels of preparedness different entities have when working with archive collections during the NAGPRA process.
Data from this survey will also be crucial when examining the range of existing policies, procedures, and practices that will influence the development of the “Where Repatriation Meets the Protocols” workbook, which aims to be a solid start to a “living document” that will guide entities working with archives as part of their repatriation efforts.