Carlton Shield Chief Gover, Curator of Archaeology, KU Biodiversity Institute &
Natural History Museum / Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Dennis O’Rourke, Foundation Distinguished Professor, Anthropology
Tom Torma, Repatriation Program Manager
Moderator: Meg Smith, MA Student, Museum Studies


-What is NAGPRA, and why does it exist?

-What kinds of institutions does NAGPRA apply to? How does it function?

-What are the parts of a repatriation process, and how do they happen?

-What have been some recent updates to NAGPRA legislation?

-How can people learn more about NAGPRA, including local and regional efforts?


The Educate & Act series features panelists speaking on topics of current relevance to civic action and engagement. Programs in this series feature presenters from across campus, as well as specialists beyond the University.


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Presented by The Commons, the KU Center for Service Learning, and the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity

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