Report 2019-047 Recommendation 6 Responses
Report 2019-047: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: The University of California Is Not Adequately Overseeing Its Return of Native American Remains and Artifacts (Release Date: June 2020)
Recommendation #6 To: Native American Heritage Commission
To ensure that more tribes can make repatriation claims, the NAHC should publish the list of recognized California tribes no later than September 2020.
6-Month Agency Response
The Commission maintains a list of all California Indian tribes and their respective state aboriginal territories for the purpose of the repatriation of Native American tribal human remains and cultural items pursuant to Section 8013(a) of the Health and Safety Code. Agencies or museums seeking to implement their duties under CalNAGPRA may contact the Commission to determine relevant tribes to consult with. This information is published on the NAHC website at http://nahc.ca.gov/calnagpra/ and will be sent to all agencies and museums covered under CalNAGPRA on or before 12/30/2020.
- Completion Date: September 2020
- Response Date: December 2020
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
60-Day Agency Response
NAHC will comply with the statute as amended, but anticipates sending out the list of CalNAGPRA eligible tribes (as redefined under the amended language) to agencies and museums by the end of September 2020 in compliance with the Auditor's recommendation.
- Estimated Completion Date: 9/30/2020
- Response Date: September 2020
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.