Beyond NAGPRA: Advocating for Our Lost Heritage
In this presentation, Shannon Keller O'Loughlin, Executive Director and Attorney at the Association on American Indian Affairs and Shannon Martin, Director of the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways, discuss the ways in which the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) is advocating for higher due diligence from institutions, private collectors, art brokers, dealers and auction houses when dealing with Native American cultural heritage. Most of these items fall outside of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and may have cultural sensitivity concerns related to collecting and/or display. This session provides an overview of the issues, the efforts of AAIA and its partners to advocate for more due diligence, and a call to action. This resource was recorded by the Sustainable Heritage Network at the Asociation of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums (ATALM) annual conference held in Temecula, California on October 8-11, 2019.