Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee Findings and Recommendations Regarding Cultural Items in the Possession of the New York State Museum
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee) was established by Section 8 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA; 25 U.S.C. 3006) and is an advisory body governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 App. U.S.C. 1-16). At its October 11-12, 2008 public meeting in San Diego, CA, the Review Committee, acting pursuant to its responsibilities to convene the parties to a dispute, review the information provided by the parties, and make findings of fact and recommendations relating to the cultural affiliation of the human remains in an inventory, heard a dispute between the Onondaga Nation and the New York State Museum. The issue before the Review Committee was whether the relevant information presented by the Onondaga Nation shows that, more likely than not, a relationship of shared group identity reasonably can be traced between the Onondaga Nation and human remains representing a minimum of 180 individuals which had been removed from the ``Engelbert Site,'' also known as NYSM Site 171, in Nichols, Tioga County, New York and which are in the possession and under the control of the New York State Museum. The Review Committee found, by a preponderance of the evidence, that a relationship of shared group identity reasonably can be traced between the present-day Onondaga Nation and the human remains from the Engelbert Site.
Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission
This notice sets forth the date of the May 2, 2009 meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission.
Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council Meeting
The National Park Service (NPS) announces a meeting of the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss mitigation of impacts from aircraft overflights at Denali National Park and Preserve. This meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcomed to present written or oral comments. The meeting will be recorded and a summary will be available upon request from the Superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting. The Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council is authorized to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Temporary Concession Contract for Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, WA
Pursuant to 36 CFR 51.24, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service proposes to award a temporary concession contract for the conduct of certain visitor services within Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Washington for a term not-to-exceed 3 years. The visitor services include overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, fuel, and transportation services. This action is necessary to avoid interruption of visitor services.