Thursday, June 11, 2009

In the current tribal newsletter, Jud King has bragged about all the claims the Berkeley Repatriation committee has recently handled. But some questions arise:
How many claims has the Berkeley Repatriation Committee dealt with? What is the outcome of those claims?

Well, if you are curious like we are, we suggest you send the following letter to Mr. King:

Interim Director Jud King
Hearst Museum of Anthropology
103 Kroeber Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Dear Interim Director Jud King,

Hello, my name is [*] and I am a NAGPRA representative for the [*] tribe. Per California Public Records Act (Government Code §§ 6250-6276.48), I am writing to request copies of the complete minutes from the meetings of the UC Berkeley Repatriation Committee meetings for the 2008 calendar year. We hope the minutes contain who attended the meeting, who the committee members were, how they voted on tribal claims, and the inventories, claims, etc. discussed in the meeting. If the minutes do not contain this information, I would like to know which documents do and I will then make a formal request for those.

I am willing to pay reasonable copying costs and postage. Your written answer to this request is expected in the next 10 days. We look forward to hearing from you.



And by all means, let us know what you hear from Mr. King!

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