Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Consultants



Over 30 years of experience

We have been providing services in support of repatriation to Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, lineal descendants, museums, universities,  colleges, municipalities,  state governments, and federal agencies since the 1980s.

What our clients and partners say about us

Miigwetch (thank you) for all that you do on behalf of the tribes! Someday I know there will be a lodge and warm fire for you prepared by the ancestors.

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is thankful for all of the blessings that we receive through Jan’s work.  The spiritual well-being of our tribe and the future of our children is strengthened because of her. For that we will always be grateful. 


William Johnson, Curator/NAGPRA Designee, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan

I would like to take a moment to tell you how pleased we are with Claire [B&A Associate].  Her knowledge and professionalism is outstanding.  I, for one, am very satisfied we hired you for the task of inventorying our collection, which is going along smoothly, thanks to Claire.   


William G. Peek, President, Michilimackinac Historical Society




My museum has worked closely with B&A for the last several years, and find the company to be highly reliable, extremely knowledgeable about NAGPRA, and has the ability to produce results. I highly recommend Bernstein & Associates for either museums or tribes needing help with NAGPRA.


As usual you were amazing. So patient and so thorough. The ultimate professional.  Thanks Jan. Great job.


Shirley Sorrels, Director,
Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park

Hank said “you are amazing!” I agree! 

Heather N. Cline, Lead Curator,
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Research Facility
West Virginia Division of Culture and History

Thank you for all of your help and work in this.  

Giiwegiizhigookway Martin/THPO, Getegitigaaning Ojibwe Nation 
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

You are so very awesome!! Thank you!!! WOW!! That is beautiful. What amazing work you did. I cannot thank you enough, Jan.


Crista Stewart, Director of Grants/THPO,
Elk Valley Rancheria

Aa tlein gunalchéesh áayá!  (With greatest thanks!)


Gunalchéesh / Háw'aa  Harold Jacobs  Goos' shú, Ghooch shaayí  Native Lands & Resources Department, Cultural Resources,  Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska 

Thank you for all the work you have done for the Tribes.


Christina McDonald, Environmental Protection Director, North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California

The training B&A provided was great value for money. It helped us advance our NAGPRA program, and the follow-up support went beyond the service level we expected. I look forward to future work with this company.

B&A have helped my museum not only through initial consultation procedures but has been a great resource for all questions related to NAGPRA without having to call the office in Washington D.C.

We have come to rely on Bernstein & Associates for accurate and well-considered answers to complex NAGPRA issues. They are always just a phone call away.