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Good Morning/Afternoon:

Thanks to everyone who attended our Webinar last week featuring NATHPO's Repatriation Advisor, Dr. Timothy McKeown. We had more than 60 attendees and appreciated the productive discussion and chance to not only share our initial take on parts of the new regulations, but also to hear from THPOs and Tribal leaders and staff what their takes were and gather questions they needed answered.

We wanted to follow up on that webinar with not just those folks who participated, but also any THPOs and Tribal representatives and staff who were interested but unable to attend, with a few items.

First, a video of the webinar can be found HERE.

Second, a copy of the chat from the event, where you can go back and see questions and answers and discussion that happened off-camera is attached to this email.(NEED ATTACHMENT)

Third, please find Tim's slides attached to this email.

Fourth and finally, you can find a document from the United Auburn Indian Community that was shared in the chat as well attached to this email. (NEED ATTACHMENT)

If you have any further questions, comments, or concerns on this subject, please feel free to email Tim directly at, or you can email Valerie Grussing ( or Melissa Madrigal (

We will continue to keep you apprised as new developments arise.

Thank you again for all that you do.

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Save The Date! 2024 NATHPO Annual Conference & Sacred Places Summit

The 24th Annual NATHPO Conference & Sacred Places Summit will take place August 12-16, 2024, at the Ho-Chunk Gaming Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. Register here and take advantage of early bird rates through April 30, stay tuned for more details, and be sure to mark these days on your calendars!

If you would like to become one of our conference sponsors, please contact please contact Melissa Madrigal at Information about sponsorship rates is available HERE.


Discussion on new regulations

UAIC Repatriation Checklist v04

2024-02-06 NAGPRA Regs for THPOs Chat Transcript

NATHPO Comments NPS NPA for Cultural Resources Financial Assistance


Thank you for all you do to protect culturally important places that perpetuate Native identity, resilience, and cultural endurance, and to empower Tribal preservation leaders.

Valerie J. Grussing, PhD
NATHPO Executive Director | 202-628-8476

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