Researching Native American Religion and Sacred Places

Action Plan to Implement the Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Interagency Coordination and Collaboration for the Protection of Indian Sacred Sites March 5, 2013 (Departments of Defense, the Interior, Agriculture, and Energy, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation)

Native American Sacred Sites and the Federal Government: A Training for Federal Employees and Contract Staff Developed under the Sacred Sites Memorandum of Understanding (PDF of a PowerPoint presentation)

Native Sacred Places Protection Legal Workshop by Dean Suagee (Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP) and Jack F. Trope (Association on American Indian Affairs). Sacred Places Training Materials –Revised 2-11-08.

National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers "NATHPO's overarching purpose is to support the preservation, maintenance and revitalization of the culture and traditions of Native peoples of the United States." Provides publications about NAGPRA, tribal tourism, tribal museums, information about relevant state and tribal laws, and more.

See current Indian Law Bulletin News Topic on Sacred Places as well as archived news articles on the topic.

See information in the National Indain Law Library catalog on this topic.


Resources in print:

"Challenges to sacred site protection," by Rebecca Tsosie, 83 Denv. U. L. Rev. 963.

"Old ground and new directions at sacred sites on the western landscape," by Kristen A. Carpenter, 83 Denv. U. L. Rev. 981.

Cohen's handbook of federal Indian law : 2012 edition. Ch. 14, § 14.03[2][c][ii][B] Protection of Sacred Sites.

Repatriation and Reburial

National NAGPRA Database - (National Park Service, National Center for Cultural Resources). Laws, regulations, guidance, tribal contacts.

Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, 2007 Amendment documents - (Native American Rights Fund). Briefing paper on Senate Bill 2087, testimony, and more.

NAGPRA and the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation - Information about the bureau's activities with regard to this act; includes links to inventory notices.

State Repatriation, Reburial, and Grave Protection Laws - State Burial Laws Project, American University, Washington College of Law.

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