Chair(s)

Liaison(s)

Advisor(s)

NameTerm End Date
There are no records.

Members

NameTerm EndsTitle
Jeffrey C. Bendremer, Ph.D, RPA4/25/2025Member67594070
Lewis Borck3/31/2023Member67581499
Brian Holguin, RPA4/25/2025Member67610716
Jeff Irwin, M.A.4/25/2025Member67615307
Nicholas C. Laluk, Ph.D.4/25/2025Member67586889
Maxine E. McBrinn, Ph.D3/31/2023Member66168800
Chuck R. Riggs, Ph.D., RPA4/25/2025Member44860000
Jayne-Leigh Thomas, Ph.D.4/5/2024Member67600689
David E. Witt, Ph.D, RPA3/31/2023Member67580436

Committee Charge & Composition

Description

Committee Charge:

The Committee on Native American Relations works to increase understanding by archaeologists of the issues of concern to Native Americans, as well as to promote understanding by Native Americans of the value and relevance of archaeology, and to foster better relationships between archaeologists and descendant communities. The committee advises the Board on any and all matters related to NAGPRA and repatriation in collaboration with the Repatriation Committee, as well as any other issues involving its relationships with Tribal Nations before public statements are made on behalf of the SAA membership. The committee also advises the Board on inclusivity, diversity, and social justice.

Committee Composition:

Advisory Committee; composed of a chair and 12 members, including at least two students.

Committee Reports:

SAA Statement Concerning the Treatment of Human Remains Follow Up Report (2021)

2022 Spring Board Report (2021)