Services we provide

Strategic planning
Working closely with the client, we assess their individual needs and break those needs down into manageable projects with realistic timelines, providing a strategic plan tailored specifically to the client’s unique situation.

Summary and Inventory preparation
Because of the long-standing, positive working relationships that we have built with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations throughout the country, we are extremely successful in aiding clients in the preparation of culturally sensitive NAGPRA Summaries and Inventories.

NAGPRA grant writing
We consistently write successful Consultation/Documentation and Repatriation grant proposals.  Since 1995 when we began writing NAGPRA grants, our grants have secured over two million dollars of funding for our clients, with grants being funded every year.

Consultation support including meeting planning and  facilitation
We provide support for all phases of consultation, including planning, implementation, documentation, and follow-up.  Our level of support in each phase is determined by the client’s needs. Tribal representatives frequently praise our culturally sensitive, insightful, and respectful approach to consultation.

Repatriation, physical transfer, and reburial services
We assist clients with each aspect of the repatriation process, beginning with project planning and implementation in consultation with traditional religious leaders.  We also develop the necessary documents, including notices of inventory completion and notices of intent to repatriate, repatriation requests and claims, disposition agreements, and reinterment scope of work of work agreements.  We also assist with reinterment, including transportation.

NAGPRA Training
Our Managing Director, Jan Bernstein, provides clients with customized lectures, seminars, webinars, and workshop on all aspects of NAGPRA. Currently, for the National Preservation Institute, she teaches NAGPRA Essentials and NAGPRA: Preparing for and Writing NAGPRA Grant Proposals. Recent customized training topics have included:

  • NAGPRA Basics for the Oglala Sioux Tribe
  • NAGPRA for Museums
  • NAGPRA and Native Hawaiians
  • Making Cultural Affiliation Determinations
  • 43 CFR 10.11 Implementation of the Culturally Unidentifiable Rule

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Bernstein & Associates


1041 Lafayette Street Denver CO 80218 US


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