fsm 2300 – recreation, wilderness, and related resources management chapteR 2360 – special interest areas Supplement No.: 2300-99-3 Effective Date: August 12, 1999
Duration: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed.
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This supplement incorporates expired Interim Directive R3 2360-98-1 and updates direction for treatment and disposition of Native American human remains. Direction is consistent with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, NAGPRA, (Title 25, United States Code, section 3001 et seq.). Significant numbers of Native American human remains and associated funerary objects have been excavated from Southwestern Region lands. This ID directs that the disposition of Native American human remains and associated funerary objects be carried out in consultation with culturally affiliated Indian tribes.
The reburial of Native American human remains and associated funerary objects is authorized on Southwestern Region lands, provided the human remains and funerary objects were recovered from Southwestern Region lands. This ID also provides for apportionment of costs of reburials.
Policy is clarified so that Forest Supervisors develop plans of action relating to this directive and they may authorize reburial of Native American human remains.
Policy is added relating to cooperation with tribal governments to facilitate reburial of repatriated remains.