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Honoring our Ancestors: Understanding the Importance of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act- LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!

Honoring our Ancestors: Understanding the Importance of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act- LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location

  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2204 PERE MARQUETTE

Description

This workshop will discuss the importance of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and it's impact on Native American communities.  NAGPRA is a federal law that was enacted in 1990 and requires federal agencies and institutions to return Native American human remains and sacred objects to lineal descendants and tribal communities.

Shannon Martin, Director of the Ziibiwing Center and tribal citizen of Gun Lake Pottawatomi, will share her years of experience in cultural and historic preservation, repatriation and reburial of ancestral remains, and managing Tribal collections.  Shannon will share her life's work of traveling worldwide to ensure that Native ancestors are honored. 

LIB 100 & 201 APPROVED!

Connections to the Classroom (Learning Outcomes
Social Justice & Human Rights: (LIB100)

1.  Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to discuss the history of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and it's impact on Native American communities.

Diverse Communities: (LIB 201)
2. Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to explain why it is imperative to the Native American community to be culturally appropriate when handling the ancestral remains.

Oppression and Discrimination: (LIB 201)
3. Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to discuss the historical trauma and ongoing discrimination against the Native American community and how it has a lasting impact on today’s contemporary Native American families.

Contact

Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177 or oma@gvsu.edu

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