NAGPRA Overview

There have been numerous developments in the UC System and specifically at UC Berkeley in recent months. These include revisions to CalNAGPRA, an update to the UCOP Policy, and an audit, all of which resulted from tireless effort of tribes to correct shortcomings in our NAGPRA program.  In response to these changes, UC Berkeley has moved responsibility for NAGPRA to the Office of Government and Community Relations (GCR).  Chris Treadway, the Assistant Chancellor for Government and Community Relations, is the Chancellor’s Designee in accordance with the UCOP Policy.  Alex Lucas is the NAGPRA Program Manager and acts as the Repatriation Coordinator for the University.

This page will continue to be updated as the NAGPRA program transitions to the GCR.  For questions regarding the NAGPRA Program at UC Berkeley, please contact Alex Lucas at

NAGPRA claims and inquiries.  Claims can be made by lineal descendants, tribal chairpersons, or authorized NAGPRA representatives of federally recognized tribes.  Inquiries regarding the consultation or repatriation process can be directed to Alex Lucas at

NAGPRA eligible items on campus.  Anyone who is aware of potentially NAGPRA or CalNAGPRA eligible materials on UC Berkeley properties, or under the control of the university, should report them to Alex Lucas at Please include a brief description of the materials and their location.  Items of interest include, but not be limited to, human remains, archaeological materials, and traditional Native American materials. 

To file a complaint about the claims process, or an appeal on a claims decision, contact Assistant Chancellor for Government and Community Relations Chris Treadway at

To make a traditional care request for items held by the University, please contact the NAGPRA Liaison at  

Information about loans from the Hearst Museum of Anthropology can be found on the museum's Loan Policies, Procedures and Fees page.

Although the GCR has responsibility for NAGPRA, the vast majority of NAGPRA eligible holdings are found at the Phoebe A. Hearst of Museum of Anthropology.  Visit the Phoebe A Hearst Museum of Anthropology website for more.