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Read this powerful virtual issue from Museum Anthropology

The Deafening Silence:
NAGPRA, Repatriation, and
the Pages of Museum Anthropology

In the 20 years since the passage of the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), an astonishingly small number of contributions with “repatriation” or “reburial” in the title have been published in Museum Anthropology and its precursor, the Council for Museum Anthropology Newsletter. All are reproduced in this virtual issue of Museum Anthropology , which serves as a precursor of, and complement to, the publication of a special thematic issue of Museum Anthropology (vol. 33, no. 2) commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passage of NAGPRA. Continue reading

Focus on NAGPRA: March Anthropology News Now Online

March Anthropology News In Focus commentaries on repatriation are now posted on our Current Featured News page, free to the public throughout the month.

Since its passage in 1990, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) has prompted significant conversations on physical and intellectual property rights, identity politics, human rights and professional ethics. This month’s commentaries, published in NAGPRA’s 20th anniversary year, examine a range of repatriation issues, from the challenges of interpreting genetic and cultural affiliation, to tribal heritage programs and museums’ consultation processes.

Full issue content will be available soon via AnthroSource, including the commentaries and additional thematic articles from other sections. See also the 2009 AAA Photo Contest winners featured in the March issue (to be posted on AnthroSource in full color).

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