May 13

Carleton Virtual Breakfast Club

Join us for a virtual Carleton Breakfast Club via Zoom!

Thursday, May 13th, 2021
8:00 – 9:00 am / virtual

Regional Carls invite you to the

Carleton Virtual Breakfast Club
with Melanie (Wood) O'Brien '99
Legislating Respect and Dignity

Thursday, May 13, 2021
8:00 a.m. Central Time
via Zoom

Thirty years ago, Congress attempted to legislate respect and dignity for human remains of any ancestry by passing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, or NAGPRA. Melanie (Wood) O'Brien '99 administers those legislative provisions as the National NAGPRA Program Manager for the US Department of the Interior. Learn how public policy and bureaucratic red tape can serve as a bandage, if only a small one, for the historic trauma, long-standing injustices, and cultural violence of the past and the present. Find out more about repatriation work at a national level as well as in the homelands of the Wahpekute and Mdewakanton Dakota (also known as Minnesota).

Melanie majored in history at Carleton and received a master's degree in public history from Loyola University Chicago. For nearly two decades, Melanie has applied her education and training in history to federal policy and practice in Native American affairs. She lives in Maryland, outside Washington DC, with her husband, 11-year-old son, and two dogs.

Cost: None.

Register by Wednesday, May 12 to participate in this Zoom meeting.

Unable to join our live event? No problem—we will post a recording of the event on our Alumni Digital Community page.

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations via email or 800-729-2586. To join the Carleton Breakfast Club email list, email and indicate you would like to be added to the Carleton Breakfast club email list.

Sponsored by Carls in your Area. Contact: Krista Herbstrith, Alumni Relations Office