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.
Advisory Committee; composed of a chair and 12 members, including at least two students.
SAA Statement Concerning the Treatment of Human Remains Follow Up Report (2021)
2022 Spring Board Report (2021)
2023 Spring Committee Report (2023)