Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting, 8360-8361 [E8-2571]

Download as PDF 8360 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 13, 2008 / Notices 14, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana; Crow Tribe of Montana; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; and Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. University of Colorado Museum is responsible for notifying the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana; CheyenneArapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Crow Tribe of Montana; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah that this notice has been published. Dated: January 9, 2008. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–2575 Filed 2–12–08; 8:45 am] 10), notice is hereby given of the second meeting of the Big Cypress National Preserve ORV Advisory Committee. DATES: The Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Everglades City Community Center, 205 Buckner Avenue, Everglades City, Florida. Written comments may be sent to: Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141–1000, Attn: ORV Advisory Committee. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Gustin, Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141–1000; 239–695–1103, or go to the Web site http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ projectHome.cfm?parkId=352&project Id=20437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established (Federal Register, August 1, 2007, pp. 42108– 42109) pursuant to the Preserve’s 2000 Recreational Off-road Vehicle Management Plan and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix) to examine issues and make recommendations regarding the management of ORVs in the Preserve. The agenda for this meeting will be published by press release and on the http://parkplanning.nps.gov/project Home.cfm?parkId=352&project ID=20437 Web site. The meeting will be open to the public, and time will be reserved for public comment. Oral comments will be summarized for the record. If individuals wish to have their comments recorded verbatim, they must submit them in writing. Pedro Ramos, Deputy Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve. [FR Doc. 08–627 Filed 2–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–06–M BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Park Service Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting Second Meeting of the Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee ACTION: Department of the Interior, National Park Service, ORV Advisory Committee. ACTION: Notice of meeting. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770, 5 U.S.C. App 1, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Feb 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: Notice is here given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), of a meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee). The Review Committee will meet on May PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15–16, 2008, at the F.K. Bemis International Conference Center on the Campus of St. Norbert College, 100 Grant Street, De Pere, WI 54115–2099. Meeting sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. each day. The agenda for the meeting includes preparation of the Review Committee’s Report to Congress for 2007; update on National NAGPRA Program activities during the first half of fiscal year 2008; reports from the National NAGPRA Program on projects requested by the Review Committee; update and Review Committee recommendations on development of the draft proposed rule for disposition of unclaimed cultural items excavated or removed from Federal or tribal lands after November 16, 1990 (43 CFR 10.7); update on development of the final rule for disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains in collections (43 CFR 10.11); requests for recommendations regarding the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains; presentations and statements by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and the public; and selection of dates and site for spring 2009 meeting. A detailed agenda for this meeting will be posted by April 30, 2008, at http://www.nps.gov/history/nagpra/. Requests to schedule a presentation to the Review Committee during the meeting should be submitted in writing no later than April 15, 2008. Requests should include an abstract of the presentation and contact information for the presenters. Persons also may submit written statements for consideration by the Review Committee during the meeting. Send requests and statements to the Designated Federal Officer, NAGPRA Review Committee by U.S. Mail to the National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240; or by commercial delivery to the National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005. Because increased security in the Washington, DC, area may delay delivery of U.S. Mail to Government offices, copies of mailed requests and statements should also be faxed to (202) 371–5197. Written submissions may be received by the Designated Federal Officer until the close of business on April 15, 2008. Transcripts of Review Committee meetings are available approximately eight weeks after each meeting at the National NAGPRA Program office, 1201 Eye Street NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC. To request electronic copies of meeting transcripts, send an e-mail message to TimlMcKeown@nps.gov. E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 13, 2008 / Notices Information about NAGPRA, the Review Committee, and Review Committee meetings is available at the National NAGPRA website, http:// www.nps.gov/history/nagpra/; for the Review Committee’s meeting procedures, select ‘‘Review Committee,’’ then select ‘‘Procedures.’’ The Review Committee was established by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq. Review Committee members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. The Review Committee is responsible for monitoring the NAGPRA inventory and identification process; reviewing and making findings related to the identity or cultural affiliation of cultural items, or the return of such items; facilitating the resolution of disputes; compiling an inventory of culturally unidentifiable human remains that are in the possession or control of each Federal agency and museum and recommending specific actions for developing a process for disposition of such human remains; consulting with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and museums on matters within the scope of the work of the committee affecting such tribes or organizations; consulting with the Secretary of the Interior in the development of regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and making recommendations regarding future care of repatriated cultural items. The Review Committee’s work is completed during meetings that are open to the public. Dated: December 13, 2007 C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. [FR Doc. E8–2571 Filed 2–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Nomination Solicitation National Park Service, Interior. Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee; Notice of Nomination Solicitation. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES ACTION: The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for three members of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Feb 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 one member from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. This particular appointee must be a traditional Native American religious leader. The Secretary of the Interior will also appoint two members from nominations submitted by national museum organizations and scientific organizations. Nominations must include the following information. 1. Nominations by traditional religious leaders: Nominations must be submitted with the nominator’s original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must explain how he or she meets the definition of traditional religious leader. 2. Nominations by Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations: Nominations must be submitted on official tribal or organization letterhead with the nominator’s original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the tribe or organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized. 3. Nominations by national museum organizations and scientific organizations: Nominations must be submitted on organization letterhead with the nominator’s original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized. 4. Information about nominees: All nominations must include the following information: a. nominee’s name, address, and daytime telephone number and e-mail address; and b. nominee’s resume or brief biography emphasizing the nominee’s NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of an advisory board. 5.Nominations from traditional religious leaders, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organization must include a statement that the nominee is a traditional religious leader. DATES: Nominations must be received by June 12, 2008. ADDRESSES: Via U.S. Mail: Address nominations to Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8361 Park Service, 1849 C Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240. Because increased security in the Washington, DC, area may delay delivery of U.S. Mail to U.S. Government offices, a copy of each mailed nomination should also be faxed to (202) 371–5197. Via commercial delivery: Address nominations to C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, National NAGPRA Program, National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. The Review Committee was established by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq. 2. The Review Committee is responsible for a. monitoring the NAGPRA inventory and identification process; b. reviewing and making findings related to the identity or cultural affiliation of cultural items, or the return of such items; c. facilitating the resolution of disputes; d. compiling an inventory of culturally unidentifiable human remains and developing a process for disposition of such remains; e. consulting with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and museums on matters within the scope of the work of the Review Committee affecting such tribes or organizations; f. consulting with the Secretary of the Interior in the development of regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and g. making recommendations regarding future care of repatriated cultural items. 3. Seven members compose the Review Committee. All members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary may not appoint Federal officers or employees to the Review Committee. a. Three members are appointed from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. At least two of these members must be traditional Native American religious leaders. b. Three members are appointed from nominations submitted by national museum organizations and scientific organizations. c. One member is appointed from a list of persons developed and consented to by all of the other members. 4. Members serve as Special Governmental Employees, which requires submission of annual financial disclosure reports and completion of annual ethics training. E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee: Meeting

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), of a meeting of the Native 
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review 
Committee). The Review Committee will meet on May 15-16, 2008, at the 
F.K. Bemis International Conference Center on the Campus of St. Norbert 
College, 100 Grant Street, De Pere, WI 54115-2099. Meeting sessions 
will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. each day.
    The agenda for the meeting includes preparation of the Review 
Committee's Report to Congress for 2007; update on National NAGPRA 
Program activities during the first half of fiscal year 2008; reports 
from the National NAGPRA Program on projects requested by the Review 
Committee; update and Review Committee recommendations on development 
of the draft proposed rule for disposition of unclaimed cultural items 
excavated or removed from Federal or tribal lands after November 16, 
1990 (43 CFR 10.7); update on development of the final rule for 
disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains 
in collections (43 CFR 10.11); requests for recommendations regarding 
the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains; 
presentations and statements by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian 
organizations, museums, Federal agencies, and the public; and selection 
of dates and site for spring 2009 meeting.
    A detailed agenda for this meeting will be posted by April 30, 
2008, at http://www.nps.gov/history/nagpra/.
    Requests to schedule a presentation to the Review Committee during 
the meeting should be submitted in writing no later than April 15, 
2008. Requests should include an abstract of the presentation and 
contact information for the presenters. Persons also may submit written 
statements for consideration by the Review Committee during the 
meeting. Send requests and statements to the Designated Federal 
Officer, NAGPRA Review Committee by U.S. Mail to the National Park 
Service, 1849 C Street NW (2253), Washington, DC 20240; or by 
commercial delivery to the National Park Service, 1201 Eye Street NW, 
8th floor, Washington, DC 20005. Because increased security in the 
Washington, DC, area may delay delivery of U.S. Mail to Government 
offices, copies of mailed requests and statements should also be faxed 
to (202) 371-5197. Written submissions may be received by the 
Designated Federal Officer until the close of business on April 15, 
2008.
    Transcripts of Review Committee meetings are available 
approximately eight weeks after each meeting at the National NAGPRA 
Program office, 1201 Eye Street NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC. To 
request electronic copies of meeting transcripts, send an e-mail 
message to Tim_McKeown@nps.gov.

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    Information about NAGPRA, the Review Committee, and Review 
Committee meetings is available at the National NAGPRA website, http://
www.nps.gov/history/nagpra/; for the Review Committee's meeting 
procedures, select ``Review Committee,'' then select ``Procedures.''
    The Review Committee was established by the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3001 et 
seq. Review Committee members are appointed by the Secretary of the 
Interior. The Review Committee is responsible for monitoring the NAGPRA 
inventory and identification process; reviewing and making findings 
related to the identity or cultural affiliation of cultural items, or 
the return of such items; facilitating the resolution of disputes; 
compiling an inventory of culturally unidentifiable human remains that 
are in the possession or control of each Federal agency and museum and 
recommending specific actions for developing a process for disposition 
of such human remains; consulting with Indian tribes and Native 
Hawaiian organizations and museums on matters within the scope of the 
work of the committee affecting such tribes or organizations; 
consulting with the Secretary of the Interior in the development of 
regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and making recommendations regarding 
future care of repatriated cultural items. The Review Committee's work 
is completed during meetings that are open to the public.

    Dated: December 13, 2007
C. Timothy McKeown,
Designated Federal Officer,
    Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee.
[FR Doc. E8-2571 Filed 2-12-08; 8:45 am]
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