U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A
BERKELEY • DAVIS • IRVINE • LOS ANGELES • MERCED • RIVERSIDE • SAN DIEGO • SAN FRANCISCO
SANTA BARBARA • SANTA CRUZ
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
1111 Franklin Street
Oakland, California 94607-5200
Phone: (510) 987-9074
Fax: (510) 987-9086
May 1, 2001
CHAIR, ACADEMIC COUNCIL
Enclosed are the University of California Policy and Procedures on Curation and Repatriation of Human Remains and Cultural Items. This policy replaces the April 1, 1991 University of California Policy and Procedures on Repatriation of Human Remains and Cultural Items. Its provisions apply principally to the five campuses with collections covered by the provisions of the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA; P.L. 101-601): Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.
This policy has been developed through extensive review with the campuses. It requires repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian remains and cultural items that are part of the University's collections to lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations under specified conditions, in accordance with federal and state law. The policy follows the requirements of NAGPRA and calls for University compliance with specific Federal standards and regulations.
I delegate to the Provost and Senior Vice President--Academic Affairs responsibility for administering the portions of this policy that call for action by the Office of the President. Please direct any questions to Provost and Senior Vice President--Academic Affairs C. Judson King.
Thank you for your advice and cooperation in developing this revised policy. Sincerely,
Richard C. Atkinson