State Auditor Report of CSU CalNAGPRA Repatriation Update

On June 29, 2023, the State Auditor completed and filed its findings regarding the California State University System’s progress in repatriating its collections. The audit found that out of 21 CSU’s with NAGPRA collections, more than half have not repatriated any remains or cultural items to Tribes. More than half don’t know the extent of the remains and cultural items in their collections, and as a whole, the system has only repatriated 6 percent of its collections.

A full report on the findings and the State Auditor’s recommendations can be found at the following link: