Video – A concise introduction to NAGPRA

Part of the requirements for my Ancient North American Archaeology course entail a few presentations on course topics. For some odd reason, NAGPRA caught my attention. NAGPRA (Native Americans Graves and Repatriation Act) is a Federal law passed in 1990 that protects the remains and cultural objects of Native Americans along with repatriation when requested. It became clear that any archaeologist excavating in America would be affected by this law, so I decided to do a video presentation on this topic.

I uploaded the video to YouTube so that perhaps it may be of help to others. It is a concise intro with a short story on Ishi inserted at the beginning. I believe in the power of StoryTelling as a learning tool that also involves an example of what is being taught.

Here is the video:

The Frailty of Knowledge

As a fan of Carl Sagan’s works, it is a delight to come across the video musings created by Callum C.J. Sutherland. He has masterfully combined the voice of Carl Sagan with modern digital technology and produced beautiful narrated works that speaks to all. Be sure to check out the rest of his creations on his YouTube channel and Like the Milky Way Musings Facebook page.

Here is one of his creations, The Frailty of Knowledge, which includes a bit on Hypatia, a sad story in our planet’s history: