Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting, 40373 [E8-15891]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices Aleut from Atka Island are members of the Atxam Corporation and Native Village of Atka. Officials of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 18 objects described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Atxam Corporation and Native Village of Atka. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Debra Corbett, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503, telephone (907) 786–3399, before August 13, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Native Village of Atka, represented by the Atka IRA Council and Atxam Corporation, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 is responsible for notifying the Aleut Corporation; Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.; and Native Village of Atka, represented by the Atka IRA Council and Atxam Corporation that this notice has been published. Dated: June 5, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–15903 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), of a VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee). The Review Committee will meet on October 11-12, 2008, at the Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall, 701 A Street, San Diego, CA 92101. Meeting sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. each day. The agenda for the meeting includes an update on National NAGPRA Program activities during the second half of fiscal year 2008; activity reports from the National NAGPRA Program as requested by the Review Committee; an 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 (to be codified at 43 CFR 10.7); 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 the selection of dates and a site for the autumn 2009 meeting. A detailed agenda for this meeting will be posted by September 11, 2008, at http://www.nps.gov/history/nagpra/. A request to make a presentation before the Review Committee at the October meeting will be considered if it is received, in writing, by the close of business on September 1, 2008. The request must include an abstract of the presentation and contact information for the presenter(s). Likewise, a written statement will be accepted for consideration by the Review Committee at the October meeting if it is received by close of business on September 1, 2008. Send presentation requests and statements by U.S. Postal Service mail or commercial delivery to: Designated Federal Officer, NAGPRA Review Committee, National Park Service National NAGPRA Program (2253), 1201 Eye Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. In order to insure that presentation requests and statements are received in a timely manner, it is recommended that these documents also be sent via fax, to (202) 371-5197. The transcript of a Review Committee meeting is available for distribution approximately eight weeks from the date of the meeting. For a written transcript, contact the Designated Federal Officer at the above listed address. To request an electronic copy of a meeting transcript, contact DavidlTarler@nps.gov. Information about NAGPRA, the Review Committee, and Review Committee meetings is available at the National NAGPRA PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40373 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. 30013013. 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 affecting such tribes or organizations lying within the scope of work of the Committee; consulting with the Secretary of the Interior on the development of regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and makingrecommendations regarding future care of repatriated cultural items. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 135 (Monday, July 14, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-15891]


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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 October 11-12, 2008, at 
the Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall, 701 A Street, San 
Diego, CA 92101. Meeting sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 
5:00 p.m. each day.
    The agenda for the meeting includes an update on National NAGPRA 
Program activities during the second half of fiscal year 2008; activity 
reports from the National NAGPRA Program as requested by the Review 
Committee; an 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 (to be codified at 43 CFR 10.7); 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 
the selection of dates and a site for the autumn 2009 meeting.
    A detailed agenda for this meeting will be posted by September 11, 
2008, at http://www.nps.gov/history/nagpra/.
    A request to make a presentation before the Review Committee at the 
October meeting will be considered if it is received, in writing, by 
the close of business on September 1, 2008. The request must include an 
abstract of the presentation and contact information for the 
presenter(s). Likewise, a written statement will be accepted for 
consideration by the Review Committee at the October meeting if it is 
received by close of business on September 1, 2008. Send presentation 
requests and statements by U.S. Postal Service mail or commercial 
delivery to: Designated Federal Officer, NAGPRA Review Committee, 
National Park Service [macr] National NAGPRA Program (2253), 1201 Eye 
Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. In order to insure that 
presentation requests and statements are received in a timely manner, 
it is recommended that these documents also be sent via fax, to (202) 
371-5197.
    The transcript of a Review Committee meeting is available for 
distribution approximately eight weeks from the date of the meeting. 
For a written transcript, contact the Designated Federal Officer at the 
above listed address. To request an electronic copy of a meeting 
transcript, contact David_Tarler@nps.gov. 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. 3001-3013. 
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 affecting such tribes or 
organizations lying within the scope of work of the Committee; 
consulting with the Secretary of the Interior on the development of 
regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and makingrecommendations regarding 
future care of repatriated cultural items. The Review Committee's work 
is carried out during the course of meetings that are open to the 
public.

    Dated: June 26, 2008
David Tarler
Designated Federal Officer,
    Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee.
[FR Doc. E8-15891 Filed 7-11-08; 8:45 am]
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