Chair(s)

Liaison(s)

Advisor(s)

Members

NameTerm EndsTitle
Jeffrey C. Bendremer, Ph.D4/1/2022Member67594070
Bruce Bernstein4/1/2022Member67605149
Lewis Borck3/31/2023Member67581499
Wade Campbell4/5/2024Member67593831
Maxine E. McBrinn, Ph.D3/31/2023Member66168800
Chuck R. Riggs, Ph.D., RPA4/11/2022Member44860000
Antonieta Rivera4/1/2022Member67607524
Carlton Quinn Shield Chief Gover, M.A.4/5/2024Member67602566
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)