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About Jason C. Roberts

Foreign Service Officer (Diplomat) with the U.S. Department of State specializing in Latin America and South Asia. Prior federal service as an attorney (background in Archaeology) with the U.S. Department of the Interior (1999-2010). Provided legal counsel and policy recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior about the U.S. government-to-government relationship with federally recognized tribes. Agency counsel on complex litigation involving tribal government affairs (treaty rights, tribal recognition, elections, casino gaming) and cultural property (the “Kennewick Man” case).
Interested in Native American and cultural property law, especially the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).


Present Foreign Service Officer (Diplomat), U.S. Department of State

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Law, Native American Law, Cultural Property Law, Anthropology, Archaeology, and International Affairs