The Archeologist serves as a museum representative to Native American tribal representatives in the mandated consultation phase of the repatriation process.

In this position, you will:

  • Conducts repatriation-related research and associated outreach activities related to the inventory, documentation, tribal consultation, and repatriation of human remains, archaeological objects and ethnographic objects from one or more subregions of the United States.
  • Generates and presents scholarly documentation necessary to make decisions concerning the repatriation of human remains and objects in the collections; and produces relevant database management records and written reports as needed.
  • Applies activities mandated by the repatriation provisions of the 1989 federal legislation establishing the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI Act, 20 U.S.C.Sec.80q [PL 101-185]) and its amendment in 1996 (PL 104-278).
  • Provides tribal consultations to include outreach activities that involves travel to Native American communities and to other locations beyond the immediate scope of repatriation.

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