UC's Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy

December 22, 2021: UC is pleased to inform you that we have issued the new UC Policy on Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation. This follows many iterations to incorporate revisions to the California Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (CalNAGPRA) under AB 2836 and AB 275, and important feedback from numerous stakeholders, including California Native American Tribes. 

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.

Issuance of this policy, by no means, represents a conclusion to UC’s efforts. We believe this policy will serve as an effective base for repatriation to bring Native American and Native Hawaiian ancestors and their cultural items home. 

Current UC Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy

Information relating to the Current UC Policy.

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.