UC's Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy

March 2, 2021: The University of California invites you to comment on proposed revisions to UC’s Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy through May 31, 2021. This revised Policy incorporates changes to the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (CalNAGPRA), which were signed into law under AB 275 in September 2020 and became effective January 1, 2021.

The Policy reflects extensive input received from tribes, UC faculty and staff, and other key stakeholders.

The University is committed to the repatriation of Native American human remains and cultural items in accordance with the federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), its accompanying regulations, and CalNAGPRA. The fundamental importance of facilitating the repatriation of Native American and Native Hawaiian human remains and cultural items undergirds the Policy.

We look forward to implementation of this policy. UC is committed to bringing the ancestors and their cultural items home.

Current UC Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Interim Policy

Information relating to the Current UC Interim Policy.

March 2021 Proposed Revisions to UC Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy

Information regarding the proposed revisions to the UC Policy released for review in March 2021.

Contact Information

Contact information concerning comments on the UC Policy; Campus Chancellor’s Designees, Repatriation Coordinators, and Points of Contact; Complaints and Appeals; Unreported or Improperly Maintained Native American Items; and General Inquiries.

Additional Resources

Links to relevant laws, state and federal agency websites, and other useful repatriation-related resources.

Revision Background

Background about UC's efforts to update the policy.