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: