For the first time, a new report has put a price tag on the sale of tribal cultural property on the international market.
A bipartisan bill aimed at stopping the trafficking of tribal items is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill amid ongoing concern over the sale of cultural property.
Efforts to repatriate tribal property and even tribal ancestors are hitting roadblocks within the Trump administration.
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico) is working closely with tribes to help them recover their sacred and spiritual items.
The Indigenous International Repatriation Conference comes amid renewed attention on the theft and sale of tribal property.
An auction house in France is holding on the ceremonial shield, which was taken from the New Mexico tribe sometime in the 1970s.
The Acoma Pueblo ceremonial shield is being held by an auction house in France that has made millions of dollars by selling tribal items.
The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) prohibits the the export of tribal property and punishes people who traffic in stolen items.
Authorities in France have asked for more information about the item, which was stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe failed to prevent the sale of an ancient Lakota war shirt that was put up for auction in Paris, France.
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.
A sacred shield was pulled from the sale after Acoma Pueblo disclosed that it had been stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.
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.
The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is hosting an emergency meeting to discuss the May 30 auction.
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.
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
What if we could vote on the choices ahead? What if climate change (and the alternative courses) could be presented on a ballot?
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.
Several tribes have protested auctions of their cultural patrimony but authorities in France have refused to stop the transactions.
Objections from the Hopi Tribe and Acoma Pueblo failed to stop the sale of 15 items.
The auction is due to take place in France amid growing attention to the issue.
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.
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.
The tribe is asking the Department of Justice and the FBI to prevent the sale of the Katsina Friends on June 1.
The tribe tried to halt two auctions of sacred property in June and December 2014.
Vice President Rex Lee Jim tried to stop the sale of the items but it went through as planned.
A Tlingit bentwood box that would have been used to hold sacred items was returned to Sealaska Heritage Institute.
Attorney Pierre Ciric denounces the sale of Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo and Navajo property at various auction houses in France.
The U.S. Embassy said tribal representatives should have been allowed to look at the items prior to their sale.
Steven Newcomb discusses the taking of 560 million acres of Indian land in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase.
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.
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.
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.
An auction of sacred tribal property brought in $1.6 million in France on Monday.
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona lost a bid to stop the auction of sacred property in France.
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona was in court in France today in hopes of stopping the auction of its sacred property.
Newspaper calls on federal government to help Hopi Tribe of Arizona reclaim its cultural property from an auction house in France.
A sacred item that was sold during a controversial auction in France has been returned to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...