The Cahuilla Inter-Tribal Repatriation
Committee is a collaborative effort of Cahuilla tribes in southern
California for the purpose of repatriation of objects meeting
the criteria of the federal Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act of 1990.
- Provide information to museums and institutions
about the Committee's operations and procedures
- Assist other tribes considering the formation
of a repatriation project or collaborative committee
When CITRC proceeds with repatriation activities with museums
all communication will originate from CITRC and responses should
be directed to CITRC. The Committee will provide copies of letters
of authorization from all member tribes indicating their participation
in CITRC and designating their official representatives.
The Committee is comprised predominantly of tribal members but
also includes two non-Indian tribal employees. Most of the members
of this project are volunteer workers though some are officially
employed in this capacity.