Year End Wrap Up
Over the last year, we have accomplished a lot as a community. We formed a Steering Committee that has broadened input to programming for the bi-monthly calls and focused efforts to keep the NAGPRA Community of Practice going after the grant period ends next September. The Steering Committee drafted a mission and vision and also worked with a graphic designer to create a logo.
Here's some more about the NAGPRA Community of Practice for anyone who might be new to this group, as a reminder to those folks who have been with us from the beginning, and everyone in between.
We have a website where you can sign up for the project email list and learn about and connect to our other efforts.
We have a Google shared drive where there are templates and other documents including NAGPRA policies and procedures.
We are collecting contact information to create a directory of NAGPRA practitioners. The results are shared in the Google shared drive and are added to the NAGPRA Contacts database on the National NAGPRA Program website. So far 138 people have signed up to be in the directory.
We have a Facebook group and a LinkedIn group.
We have a listserv where folks can ask questions and share information. Email email@example.com to join the listserv.
And finally, we do bi-monthly video calls on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 11 a.m. Mountain Time. We generally alternate between presentations and open discussion. Some of the recent calls covered NAGPRA Inventory provisions, tipping points to success, and what aboriginal land is, and what the available resources are. There are links to the recordings of the calls in the Google shared drive.
Thank you to everyone who is a part of the NAGPRA Community of Practice. This truly is a group effort and it wouldn’t be possible without you. Please take a moment to share this blog post with colleagues you think might like to be a part of the NAGPRA Community of Practice.