Intertribal NAGPRA Coalition
The Purpose of LINC-
according to By-laws, article 1
The Luiseño/ Cupeño Intertribal NAGPRA Coalition (hereinafter,
"LINC") shall act as an advocate on behalf of each of the member
tribes to repatriate our ancestors remains and those items that should
be repatriated under the Native American Graves Protection and repatriation
Act, 25 U.S.C. 3001, (hereinafter, NAGPRA"), to identify and protect
sacred sites, and to advocate for legislative or policy changes to the
NAGPRA, its regulations and implementation. Delegates of the member Tribes
are duly appointed through a resolution of their tribe to act as agents
of their tribes with respect to LINC's purpose, and are entitled to all
the protections of sovereign immunity enjoyed by their respective tribes.
As a coalition of tribes. LINC acts with the sovereign authority of the
respective tribes which make up its membership.
LINC will diligently work to facilitate the repatriation of our ancestral
remains and burial good and to preserve and protect Luiseño burial
and sacred sites. LINC realizes that there are thousands of our ancestors'
remains which are still held by museums, government agencies and institutions
which receive federal funding. It is our duty to bring our ancestors home
and to see that what has happened to them does not happen to future "discovered"