NAGPRA & Minority Group Consultations
FLMA can assist you in working with minority groups and tribes,
alleviating anxiety and misinformation, especially with controversial
Executive orders, laws, statutes, and customs require agencies to
engage in good faith consultation with Indian tribes, Alaska Natives,
and Native Hawaiian organizations.
FLMA possesses extensive experience in minority group relations and is
particularly skilled in effective partnering with both federally
recognized Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations as well as
non-federally recognized tribes and groups.
FLMA also assists agencies seeking to engage in culturally appropriate
and informed dialogue with other descendant populations, especially
African Americans and Latinos.
As an experienced NAGPRA facilitator, FLMA can assist you with required
repatriations under the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990. This law, and
its implementing regulations at 43 CFR 10, obligate federal agencies
and museums to consult with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian
organizations regarding the final disposition of human remains,
associated funerary objects, and objects of cultural patrimony.
FLMA's approach to NAGPRA is cutting edge, informed, respectful, and
FLMA is well versed in negotiating "win-win" scenarios in which
anthropological science and indigenous values are not seen as polar
opposites, but potentially as mutually reinforcing activities--provided
that candor and mutual respect are present on all sides. As increasing
numbers of descendant community members become trained in archaeology
and anthropology, awareness and recognition of the ways in which
science can help minority peoples is beginning to come to the fore.
In assisting clients in complying with Executive Order 12898, Federal
Actions To Address Environmental Justice In Minority Populations And
Low-Income Populations FLMA focuses on a detail oriented and
collaborative approach that stresses both quantitative as well as