NAGPRA for the CRM Professional

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
3-5 pm Eastern Time

This free, 2 hour webinar will cover six topics, including: consultation at the planning stage; conveying the importance of NAGPRA compliance to your staff & stakeholders; cultural meanings of objects and places; consultation after discoveries in the field; cultural affiliation under NAGPRA; and strategies for the management of NAGPRA collections. The last half hour will be reserved for a question and answer period with the presenters. The learning objectives for this “NAGPRA for the CRM Professional” webinar are:

  • Understand when fieldwork projects are required to comply with NAGPRA, compared to other laws and regulations, and what NAGPRA compliance entails
  • Differentiate between responsibilities in consultation for government personnel compared to contractors
  • Recognize the diversity of cultural meanings of objects and places to various tribal communities
  • Evaluate why consultation is needed (and beneficial) at different stages of archaeological fieldwork and collections management

Our three expert presenters include: April Sievert, Patricia Powless, and Kerry Sagebiel.  April Sievert, Ph.D., RPA is the director of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University and the Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation-funded “Learning NAGPRA Project”. Patricia Powless, M.A., RPA, is a Principal Investigator and Project Archaeologist at Amec Forest Wheeler and has 30 years of archaeological experience including coordinating consultation with Native American tribes, managing the Section 106 process, and preparing cultural resource technical reports. Kerry Lynn Sagebiel, Ph.D., RPA, is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University and has previously conducted NAGPRA research as a Project Director for Statistical Research, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona.

Participants will receive 2 hours of continuing professional education credit from the RPA.

To register, please email the Learning NAGPRA Project at by Monday, October 23rd, 2017.