Museum of Natural History Repatriation Requests

Nathan Lawrence filed this request with the University of Colorado Boulder of Colorado.
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From: Nathan Lawrence

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all requests for repatriation of human remains or other artifacts from the CU Museum of Natural History or CU Department of Anthropology’s collections made from January 1, 2015 to present, along with any further correspondences had with the requesters.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Nathan Lawrence

From: University of Colorado Boulder

Hi Nathan,

The feedback I have received regarding your request follows:

Since January 1, 2015, no claims have been received by the Museum’s Anthropology Section or any other department of the Museum.

For future reference for Mr. Lawrence, all NAGPRA activities resulting in claims that lead to repatriation or a correction of NAGPRA inventories must be submitted and published in the Federal Register<>, which is free and openly available to the public. Notices include the names of all tribes who were consulted on any given item or set of remains, a history of the provenance of the item or remains, when and who filed the claim, and assumed final disposition. In short, this is a summary of all claims and correspondence in the NAGPRA process.

If you have any follow-up questions, please let me know. If any additional information is provided responsive to your request, I will share it as it becomes available.

Best wishes,

Scott Bocim
Custodian of Records / Assistant to the Chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder
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