Flawed Repatriation Legislation Receives Long Overdue Reform

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was passed on November 16, 1990, to protect the rights of indigenous descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to indigenous human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony. Thirty-one years later, the federal government is finally taking steps to improve the outdated and flawed legislation. But is it really enough to fix the problem, or is it just a Band-Aid on a broken system?