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House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal propertyFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | World
House passes measure to combat illegal sale of tribal property (September 23, 2016)
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico) is working closely with tribes to help them recover their sacred and spiritual items.
Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conferenceFiled Under: Law | National | World
Association on American Indian Affairs hosts repatriation conference (September 14, 2016)
The Indigenous International Repatriation Conference comes amid renewed attention on the theft and sale of tribal property.
Judge grants warrant for sacred shield stolen from Acoma PuebloFiled Under: Law | National | World
Judge grants warrant for sacred shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo (September 1, 2016)
An auction house in France is holding on the ceremonial shield, which was taken from the New Mexico tribe sometime in the 1970s.
Federal authorities file warrant for shield stolen from Acoma PuebloFiled Under: Law | National | World
Federal authorities file warrant for shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo (August 2, 2016)
The Acoma Pueblo ceremonial shield is being held by an auction house in France that has made millions of dollars by selling tribal items.
Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural propertyFiled Under: Law | National | Politics | World
Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property (July 6, 2016)
The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) prohibits the the export of tribal property and punishes people who traffic in stolen items.
Acoma Pueblo waits on France to return stolen ceremonial shieldFiled Under: Law | National | World
Acoma Pueblo waits on France to return stolen ceremonial shield (June 22, 2016)
Authorities in France have asked for more information about the item, which was stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.
Lakota Country Times: Tribes fail to stop auction of warrior shirtFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | World
Lakota Country Times: Tribes fail to stop auction of warrior shirt (June 8, 2016)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe failed to prevent the sale of an ancient Lakota war shirt that was put up for auction in Paris, France.
Editorial: Acoma Pueblo needs justice for theft of sacred propertyFiled Under: Law | Opinion | World
Editorial: Acoma Pueblo needs justice for theft of sacred property (June 6, 2016)
It’s still an ocean away from home, but a colorful leather shield used in tribal religious ceremonies is an important step closer to Acoma Pueblo.
Auction of tribal property goes ahead in France amid oppositionFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | World
Auction of tribal property goes ahead in France amid opposition (June 1, 2016)
A sacred shield was pulled from the sale after Acoma Pueblo disclosed that it had been stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.
Auction house in France won't stop sale of sacred tribal propertyFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | Politics | World
Auction house in France won't stop sale of sacred tribal property (May 26, 2016)
The EVE auction house in Paris continues to insist that all of the items were acquired legally and is even urging tribes to buy their own property.
Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in FranceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France (May 25, 2016)
Tribal and federal officials called the planned sale of Indian remains and sacred objects at a French auction 'disrespectful and fundamentally wrong' and called for the return of the items.
Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in FranceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | World
Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France (May 24, 2016)
The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is hosting an emergency meeting to discuss the May 30 auction.
Native Sun News: Indigenous activists take a stand on climateFiled Under: Environment | National | World
Native Sun News: Indigenous activists take a stand on climate (December 28, 2015)
Indigenous activists were among the most critical of the U.N. accord reached at the Paris Climate Summit, although the official framers of the agreement gave them and other grassroots stakeholders credit for pressure resulting in a treaty binding on 190 nations.
Native Sun News: Activists demand inclusion in climate accordFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics | World
Native Sun News: Activists demand inclusion in climate accord (December 15, 2015)
Calling for inclusion of indigenous rights in global climate accords during a canoe paddling event to highlight grassroots concerns, about 150 organizations signed a statement reflecting traditional Native American elders’ formal position
Mark Trahant: Climate change will be costly for tribal communitiesFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics | World
Mark Trahant: Climate change will be costly for tribal communities (December 9, 2015)
What if we could vote on the choices ahead? What if climate change (and the alternative courses) could be presented on a ballot?
Native Sun News: Native activists meet for climate talks in FranceFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics | World
Native Sun News: Native activists meet for climate talks in France (December 7, 2015)
The Indigenous Environmental Network is taking a delegation of more than 45 'frontline leaders' to participate in the activities of grassroots coalitions and in the official parley at the 2015 Paris negotiations of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Secretary Jewell addresses auctions of tribal property in FranceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | World
Secretary Jewell addresses auctions of tribal property in France (December 4, 2015)
Several tribes have protested auctions of their cultural patrimony but authorities in France have refused to stop the transactions.
Auction house in France sells sacred tribal property for $450KFiled Under: Law | National | World
Auction house in France sells sacred tribal property for $450K (June 10, 2015)
Objections from the Hopi Tribe and Acoma Pueblo failed to stop the sale of 15 items.
Hopi Tribe and Acoma Pueblo seek to block sale of sacred itemsFiled Under: Law | National | World
Hopi Tribe and Acoma Pueblo seek to block sale of sacred items (June 9, 2015)
The auction is due to take place in France amid growing attention to the issue.
Hopi Tribe trying to stop yet another auction of sacred propertyFiled Under: Law | National | World
Hopi Tribe trying to stop yet another auction of sacred property (June 2, 2015)
The Katsina Friends were sold for about $44,000 amid a silent protest from two women who were removed from the auction house in France.
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge actors make a splash with new filmFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | World
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge actors make a splash with new film (May 29, 2015)
Young actors from the Pine Ridge Reservation are coming home from the Cannes Film Festival presentation of their independent movie 'Songs My Brothers Taught Me,' ready to share a piece of the proverbial lights, camera and action with their peers.
Hopi Tribe seeks to prevent auction of sacred property in FranceFiled Under: Law | National | World
Hopi Tribe seeks to prevent auction of sacred property in France (May 27, 2015)
The tribe is asking the Department of Justice and the FBI to prevent the sale of the Katsina Friends on June 1.
Leader of Hopi Tribe sues  over sales of sacred items in FranceFiled Under: Law | National | World
Leader of Hopi Tribe sues over sales of sacred items in France (April 10, 2015)
The tribe tried to halt two auctions of sacred property in June and December 2014.
Navajo Nation buys sacred masks from auction house in FranceFiled Under: National | World
Navajo Nation buys sacred masks from auction house in France (December 15, 2014)
Vice President Rex Lee Jim tried to stop the sale of the items but it went through as planned.
Annenberg Foundation acquires sacred items for Alaska NativesFiled Under: National | World
Annenberg Foundation acquires sacred items for Alaska Natives (September 3, 2014)
A Tlingit bentwood box that would have been used to hold sacred items was returned to Sealaska Heritage Institute.
Opinion: Auction of tribal property in France sets bad precedentFiled Under: Opinion | World
Opinion: Auction of tribal property in France sets bad precedent (July 25, 2014)
Attorney Pierre Ciric denounces the sale of Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo and Navajo property at various auction houses in France.
Auction house in France goes ahead with sale of tribal propertyFiled Under: National | World
Auction house in France goes ahead with sale of tribal property (June 30, 2014)
The U.S. Embassy said tribal representatives should have been allowed to look at the items prior to their sale.
Steven Newcomb: Indian land taken in 1803 Louisiana PurchaseFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indian land taken in 1803 Louisiana Purchase (February 25, 2014)
Steven Newcomb discusses the taking of 560 million acres of Indian land in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase.
Sacred property being returned to tribes in Arizona after auctionFiled Under: Law | National | World
Sacred property being returned to tribes in Arizona after auction (February 20, 2014)
Two dozen sacred items are being returned to three tribes in Arizona after they were put up for sale in a controversial auction in France.
NCAI President Cladoosby attends White House state dinnerFiled Under: National | Politics | World
NCAI President Cladoosby attends White House state dinner (February 12, 2014)
National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby and his wife were guests at the White House State Dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande.
Foundation bids on sacred property to repatriate to two tribesFiled Under: National | World
Foundation bids on sacred property to repatriate to two tribes (December 11, 2013)
The Annenberg Foundation will return 24 sacred items to the Hopi Tribe and the San Carlos Apache Tribe after winning them in a controversial auction in France.
Contested auction of sacred tribal property brings in $1.6MFiled Under: Law | National | World
Contested auction of sacred tribal property brings in $1.6M (December 10, 2013)
An auction of sacred tribal property brought in $1.6 million in France on Monday.
Hopi Tribe loses bid to stop auction of sacred property in FranceFiled Under: Law | National | World
Hopi Tribe loses bid to stop auction of sacred property in France (December 9, 2013)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona lost a bid to stop the auction of sacred property in France.
Hopi Tribe files suit to block auction of sacred property in FranceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | World
Hopi Tribe files suit to block auction of sacred property in France (December 3, 2013)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona was in court in France today in hopes of stopping the auction of its sacred property.
Editorial:  Hopi Tribe needs help recovering cultural palimonyFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | World
Editorial: Hopi Tribe needs help recovering cultural palimony (August 5, 2013)
Newspaper calls on federal government to help Hopi Tribe of Arizona reclaim its cultural property from an auction house in France.
Sacred item that was sold in auction is  returned to Hopi TribeFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | World
Sacred item that was sold in auction is returned to Hopi Tribe (July 16, 2013)
A sacred item that was sold during a controversial auction in France has been returned to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.
Miranda Belarde-Lewis: Auction  a dark day for Pueblo peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Miranda Belarde-Lewis: Auction a dark day for Pueblo people (April 25, 2013)
Miranda Belarde-Lewis on a controversial auction in France where tribal items were sold: Last Friday started like any other busy day. Get the kid to school, gear up for the...
Native Sun News: Hopi Tribe fights to  stop  sale of sacred itemsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National | World
Native Sun News: Hopi Tribe fights to stop sale of sacred items (April 19, 2013)
The auction of 70 masks that are considered highly sacred to the Hopi people was allowed to take place in Paris after a French judge refused to step in on behalf of the tribe.
ICT interview with art expert about sale of tribal cultural itemsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | World
ICT interview with art expert about sale of tribal cultural items (April 18, 2013)
Indian Country Today interviews Christopher Marinello, the executive director and general counsel at Art Loss Register London, about a controversial auction in France where tribal items were sold: What is...
Auction of tribal cultural items in France fetches  less than $1MFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | World
Auction of tribal cultural items in France fetches less than $1M (April 15, 2013)
A controversial auction of tribal cultural items went ahead as planned on Friday. According to news reports, all but five of the 71 items in the collection were sold. The...
Judge refuses to stop auction of tribal  cultural items in FranceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | World
Judge refuses to stop auction of tribal cultural items in France (April 12, 2013)
A judge in France refused to halt a controversial auction where tribal cultural items are due to be sold today. The Hopi Tribe of Arizona filed suit to prevent the...
Editorial: Hopi Tribe deserves explanation on  cultural  propertyFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Hopi Tribe deserves explanation on cultural property (April 11, 2013)
Newspaper calls on auction house to explain how it acquired items claimed by the Hopi Tribe of Arizona: In an ideal world, the provenance of every piece of art and...
Judge promises decision over auction of tribal items in FranceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | World
Judge promises decision over auction of tribal items in France (April 11, 2013)
A judge in France held a hearing today to discuss a controversial auction where Hopi cultural items are due to be sold. The Hopi Tribe of Arizona says the items...
Judge schedules hearing over auction of tribal items in FranceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | World
Judge schedules hearing over auction of tribal items in France (April 10, 2013)
A judge in France is holding a hearing tomorrow to decide the fate of a controversial auction where Hopi, Zuni and Pueblo items are due to be sold. The Hopi...
Steve Russell: Auction of Hopi Tribe  property akin to genocideFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Auction of Hopi Tribe property akin to genocide (April 10, 2013)
Steve Russell on the controversial auction of cultural property of the Hopi Tribe: Néret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou, a Parisian auction house that I’m sure perceives itself as catering to only...
Embassy  official calls for halt to auction of  tribal cultural itemsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | World
Embassy official calls for halt to auction of tribal cultural items (April 9, 2013)
The U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, is asking the Néret-Minet auction house to let the Hopi Tribe examine cultural items that are going on sale later this week. The auction...
Timothy McKeown: Auction house    ignores     Hopi Tribe's concernsFiled Under: Opinion
Timothy McKeown: Auction house ignores Hopi Tribe's concerns (April 9, 2013)
Timothy McKeown weighs in on the controversial auction of cultural property of the Hopi Tribe: On Friday, April 12, Néret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou in Paris is scheduled to auction 70...
Auction house in France   claims tribal items acquired legallyFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | World
Auction house in France claims tribal items acquired legally (April 4, 2013)
An auction house in France says a collection of Hopi, Zuni and Pueblo items was acquired legally despite complaints from tribal representatives. Gilles Néret-Minet, the director of the Néret-Minet auction...
Hopi Tribe won't bid on cultural objects on   auction in FranceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | World
Hopi Tribe won't bid on cultural objects on auction in France (April 3, 2013)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona says its culture isn't for sale. The tribe is asking an auction house in France to suspend a sale of 70 cultural items that's due...
Hopi Tribe seeks to block auction of cultural items in FranceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | World
Hopi Tribe seeks to block auction of cultural items in France (April 2, 2013)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona is seeking to stop the auction of cultural items in France. The tribe doesn't know how the ceremonial items ended up in Europe. But the...
French  government returns Maori ancestors to New ZealandFiled Under: World
French government returns Maori ancestors to New Zealand (January 23, 2012)
The French government returned the remains of 20 Maori ancestors to the New Zealand government in a private ceremony in Paris today. The 20 heads were held by museums throughout...

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