Native Announcements

Below you'll find our post category archive. Note that many titles will have , , and at the end of the text. These help identify pages, posts, and events representing our three core values: Community, Thriving, and Wellness. To learn more about this, read about our Action Plan. These also all help support our #ActForInclusion.

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Presidential Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation – Systemwide Review

Dear campus community, The UC Office of the President (UCOP) updated the Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy on December 17, 2021 to increase and achieve repatriation, in compliance with the Federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the California NAGPRA (CalNAGPRA), and to increase accountability and transparency across all UC campuses. NAGPRA and CalNAGPRA were enacted to address the rights of Native American and Native Hawaiian tribes and lineal descendants to repatriation of ancestral human remains and certain cultural items (funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony). I write to raise awareness of…

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President Drake announces new Native American Scholarship Program

The University of California will ensure that in-state systemwide Tuition and Student Service Fees for California students from federally recognized Native American tribes are fully covered by grants or scholarships under a plan shared this week by UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D.

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Message from Administrative Policies and Procedures

Office of Administrative Policies and Procedures on NAGPRA

  As a follow-up to Provost Stern’s March 31, 2021 message to employees regarding the Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Interim Policy (“Current Policy”), this is to inform you that the University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation. The proposed Policy substantively revises the Current Policy. As mentioned in Provost Stern’s memo, the Policy pertains to the treatment and repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and cultural items under the University’s possession or control and the University’s compliance with the federal Native American…

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A message from Hal Stern

Hal Stern on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Dear campus community, The UC Office of the President issued the Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Interim Policy on July 24, 2020 to clarify the process by which all UC campuses will implement the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and California NAGPRA (CalNAGPRA). NAGPRA protects Native American graves and requires repatriation of Native American human remains and certain cultural items (funerary objects, sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony). Repatriation is the process of returning Native American ancestral human remains and certain cultural items to their indigenous communities. The interim policy substantially revised the previous…

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