The Committee is composed of seven members, four appointed by the director from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, and three appointed by the director from nominations submitted by representatives of repositories. The members are appointed in staggered four year terms and do not receive any compensation or benefits beyond per diem.
The Committee monitors the identification process of human remains to ensure fair and objective consideration and assessment of all available relevant information and evidence; and reviews findings relating to the identity or cultural affiliation of Native American remains; or the return of Native American remains. The Committee also facilitates the resolution of a dispute among Indian tribes or lineal descendants and state agencies relating to the return of Native American remains, including convening the parties to the dispute if considered desirable. The Committee consults with Indian tribes and the Division in the development of Rules for state NAGPRA make recommendations, if appropriate, regarding care of Native American remains that are to be repatriated.
Native American Remains Review Committee
Dorena Martineau, Chairwoman
Paiute Indian Tribe
Utah Division of Indian Affairs, Director
Confederated Tribes of Goshute
Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation
Ute Indian Tribe
Dr. Glenna Nielsen
University of Utah, Collections Manager, Anthropology