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Proposed Presidential Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation - Systemwide Review

May 11, 2020
Ian Harazduk
Compliance Analyst & Privacy Officer
Chief Compliance Office
May 11, 2020

The UC Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation. The proposed policy substantively revises the existing Policy and Procedures on Curation and Repatriation of Human Remains and Cultural Items (“Current Policy”). The policy pertains to the treatment and repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and cultural items under the University’s stewardship and the University’s compliance with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“NAGPRA”), its accompanying regulations, and the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (“CalNAGPRA”). 

California AB 2836 (enacted in 2018 and now incorporated into CalNAGPRA) requires the University to revise its Current Policy. In collaboration with numerous stakeholders, the University developed and received feedback on two prior drafts of this policy. The University is now submitting a third version of the draft policy for comment.

Please find an annotated version of the proposed policy here. You may also find additional details regarding the policy at http://ucal.us/nagpra or at https://compliance.ucr.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chief Compliance Office at policy@ucr.edu or 2-8246. If you wish to provide comments on the proposed revisions, please send an e-mail to policy@ucr.edu no later than June 19, 2020.