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Upcoming Meeting

Meeting of the NAGPRA Review Committee
The University of Washington, Seattle
November 8-10, 2002

From the Federal Register: "At the invitation of the Native American Law Center, American Indian Studies Center, Department of Anthropology, and Museology Program at the University of Washington, and the Archaeology Department at the Burke Museum, the review committee will meet on November 8, 9 and 10, 2002, in the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Information about Kane Hall can be found online at http://"

The representatives from the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior, are expected to continue discussion with the Review Committee of proposed regulations for the disposition of culturally unaffiliated and unidentifiable human remains, including ancient and scientifically important remains such as the Kennewick Man skeleton. The regulations are being proposed under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act ("NAGPRA").

The Committee is also expected to hear presentations on the recent decision in the Kennewick Man case.

This meeting is open to the public. Sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day, and will end no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 8 and 9, and no later than 2:00 p.m. on November 10.

We encourage your attendance, especially by students and teachers. The Committee allows time each afternoon to receive public comment. This is an excellent opportunity to voice your views and to hear the views of others.

Visit the National NAGPRA Office website for details about this meeting's agenda or to contact them to express your views. It's important that they hear from you.

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