Vice Chancellor Roger M. Wakimoto Shares Important Information about the Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Interim Policy

  • April 27, 2021

On April 27, 2021 Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto shared information via a BruinPost about the Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Interim Policy issued by the UC Office of the President on July 24, 2020. The interim policy clarifies the process by which all UC campuses will implement the Federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and California NAGPRA (CalNAGPRA). It also promotes the repatriation of Native American human remains and cultural items and increases accountability and transparency across all UC campuses.

Vice Chancellor Wakimoto affirms UCLA's commitment to the policy's guiding principles and procedures and shares awareness of new, significant policy requirements. Vice Chancellor Wakimoto requests the cooperation of all UCLA faculty, staff and students with the campus repatriation coordinator (senior curator of the Fowler Museum Wendy Teeter) and their department heads as needed in carrying out the policy review.

Please contact UCLA’s Repatriation Coordinator Wendy Teeter at [email protected] with any questions regarding the policy or if you believe you or others may hold Native American or Native Hawaiian human remains or cultural items.

Please see BruinPost for more details on the new policy requirements or visit UC’s Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Policy page.