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DOI Library Training Session - "The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act" - Tuesday, October 13th, 2:00 pm ET

  • 1.  DOI Library Training Session - "The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act" - Tuesday, October 13th, 2:00 pm ET

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hi Everyone -

    I just wanted to send an e-mail to invite you and your staffs to participate via webinar in a free Department of the Interior Library Training Session entitled "The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act" on Tuesday, October 13th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET, part of our series of free training sessions available from the DOI Library.

    For the past 30 years, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) has provided for the repatriation and disposition of certain Native American human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony. By enacting NAGPRA, Congress recognized that human remains of any ancestry "must at all times be treated with dignity and respect." It was acknowledged that human remains and other cultural items removed from Federal or tribal lands belong to lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. With this law, Congress also sought to encourage a continuing dialogue between museums and Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations. Please join DOI Library Head of Reference Services Jennifer Klang as she offers an overview of NAGPRA and how the law recognizes and respects the rights and sovereignty of each federally recognized Indian tribe and Native Hawaiian organization.

    All that are interested are invited. Please go to the following link to request webinar registration information:

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=urWTBhhLe02TQfMvQApUlFEdn8G3vZVKlnYWFjYkWjhURE5XNEZXMlo1SktQV0VRRk85NkdPOTlKSi4u

    You may contact the Library by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov for more information about this program or if you have trouble reaching us using the link above. For more information about the DOI Library, its resources, and its services, please visit our website at http://www.doi.gov/library.

    We hope that you can join us virtually on October 13th!

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    George Franchois
    Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
    Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
    1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151, MS 1151
    Washington, DC 20240
    E-Mail: George_Franchois@ios.doi.gov
    Phone: (202) 208-3796
    Fax: (202) 208-6773
    Library URL: http://www.doi.gov/library
    OFAS URL: http://www.doi.gov/ofas
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