The policy statement, last updated in 2007, offers leadership in how to properly plan for and consider burial sites, human remains, and funerary objects in federal decision making. This update is being pursued, among other reasons, to:
(1) more specifically speak to issues of concern to Indian Tribes, Native Hawaiians, and the African American community;
(2) provide more descriptive and action-oriented policy principles; and,
(3) to update and improve language to account for the increased diversity of perspectives that participate in the field of historic preservation.
- ACHP Policy Statement Regarding Treatment of Burial Sites, Human Remains, and Funerary Items 2007 is the current policy statement that ACHP-ONAA is proposing to update.
- ACHP Burial Sites Policy Update Initial Draft August 2022 is the updated draft version of the policy statement that contains simple comments to orient the reader.
- ACHP Burial Policy Principles Draft Comparison August 2022 focuses solely on the policy principles and identifies what edits, deletions, and additions have been made.
- ACHP presentation September 7, 2022, on the proposed updates to the Policy Statement Regarding Treatment of Burial Sites, Human Remains, and Funerary Objects.