University of Michigan Office of Research
"Meeting the spirit and letter of the law."


northern_lightsThe Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is a U.S. federal law that mandates the transfer of human remains and associated funerary objects, unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony to lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations who have requested them and who have the legal right to them.  The University of Michigan is committed to meeting both the letter and the spirit of the law.