Working closely with the clients, we assess their individual needs and break those needs down into manageable projects with realistic timelines, providing a strategic plan tailored specifically to the client’s unique situation.
Because of the long-standing, positive working relationships that we have built with Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations throughout the country, we are extremely successful in aiding clients in the preparation of culturally sensitive NAGPRA Summaries and Inventories.
We consistently develop successful Consultation/Documentation and Repatriation grant proposals. Since we began writing NAGPRA grants in 1995, our grants have secured over $2,000,000 of funding for our clients, with grants being funded every year.
Tribal representatives frequently praise our culturally sensitive, insightful, and respectful approach to consultation. We provide support for all phases of consultation, including planning, facilitation, documentation, and follow-up.
We work with our clients to develop successful repatriation claims, disposition offers, and repatriation requests.
Our Managing Director, Jan Bernstein, provides highly regarded customized seminars, webinars, workshops, and talks on all aspects of NAGPRA. Training participants consistently rate her training as excellent.
After repatriation/disposition we help identify reinterment sites, develop care-and-trust agreements, and plan reburials. We also transport repatriated ancestors and items upon request.
We provide guidance on archival procedure, handling, organization, and storage of culturally sensitive materials. We assist Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations to assign access restrictions to physical and digital collections.
We also organize, both digitally and physically, documentation associated with NAGPRA implementation activities. Clients receive a personalized version of our Data Management System, refined over decades of work.