NAGPRA At Vassar in 2020

In February of 2020, the Vassar College community learned that the college had yet to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). In response to this news, many campus meetings occurred, the student journalists paper wrote a story and recorded a podcast.

Students in ANTH 281: Museums, Collections, and Ethics also took action. They recorded a 5-minute video essay, made posters to educate students and faculty/staff/administrators. They even created a 20-minute NAGPRA crash course, and wrote an open letter to the college president and dean.

NAGPRA handout

Poster of NAGRPA at Vassar

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