Navigating the complexities of NAGPRA compliance can be daunting. But now, with increasing public and professional discussions about museum ethics, stewardship, and the difficult work of decolonization, institutions with Native American collections may be grappling with how to understand and better implement both the letter and spirt of the law. In this workshop, Carrie Cohen (NAGPRA Specialist, University of California, Davis) will provide a brief and basic overview of the legal definitions and process, tribal consultations, the invaluable role of records in NAGPRA work, and what it means to strive towards meaningful repatriation. Bring your questions and your confusion as we try to disentangle this complex, but incredibly important legislation.
Carrie Cohen joined the UC Davis NAGPRA Project in 2016. She manages the care and documentation of items and related records of NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA collections. Carrie received her BA (2010) and her MA (2016) in Anthropology from California State University, Sacramento with an emphasis on museum collections management. Prior to coming to UC Davis, Carrie worked for the Bureau of Reclamation (NAGPRA/Archaeological Museum Technician), at the California State Parks Statewide Museum Collections Center (Graduate Curatorial Assistant), and at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (Archaeologist).
This event is sponsored by our Tier 1 Sponsor Art Work FAS, – thank you for your support!