Presentation: Wesleyan and NAGPRA

Another opportunity to save the world, this time from Emmy Levitas ’11:

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) turned 20 years old on November 16, 2010. This Act requires institutions to return Native American human remains and sacred objects to the tribes to whom they belong. Wesleyan has been in violation of NAGPRA for 16 years.

The university is finally taking the first step towards repatriation. On Thursday, NAGPRA consultant Jan Bernstein will give a presentation to students, faculty, and staff on Wesleyan’s holdings.

We need a strong student presence at this event–  to show the administration that the student body is watching, and will hold them accountable.

Show up, Be seen. Your presence matters.

Date:   Tomorrow, Jan. 27
Time:   2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place:  Usdan 108