The Association on American Indian Affairs calls on Harvard to comply with NAGPRA
On February 18, 2021 the Association sent a letter to Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow calling on Harvard to comply with NAGPRA and require the free, prior and informed consent of Native Nations before research can be performed on those collections.
Read and download our full letter below or by clicking here.
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- April 1, 2021: "After criticism, Harvard's Peabody Museum will revise its policies on repatriating Native American objects," The Art Newspaper
- March 26, 2021: Harvard's Peabody Museum apologizes for denying Tribes access to funerary items, and updates its policies to allow their repatriation
- March 12, 2021: "Native American Nonprofit Accuses Harvard of Violating Federal Graves Protection and Repatriation Act," The Harvard Crimson
- February 18, 2021: The Association on American Indian Affairs calls on Harvard to comply with NAGPRA after three decades of institutional racism
Our Letter to Harvard: