The share paid by the National Park Service ran more than the entire budget for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
The Trump administration is diverting funds from the agency in charge of Native ancestors and artifacts to pay for a Fourth of July spectacle.
Amateur white American archaeologists and collectors are still influenced by the right of conquest mentality.
The FBI is working with tribes to identify and repatriate the remains of about 500 ancestors that were found at a farm in Indiana.
There is a long history of looting and stealing Indian burials and important cultural and sacred patrimony.
George Herbert Walker Bush only served one term as U.S. president but it proved to be a productive one for tribal interests.
The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers is searching for a new leader following the departure of its long-serving president.
Tribes, museums and educational institutions received nearly $1.7 million in grants to assist them with repatriation efforts.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recently returned ancestral remains and burial objects to their resting place.
A sacred object that was taken from the Pueblo of Zuni more than four decades ago will be returning home
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to strengthen the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in response to lax enforcement of the law.
An ancestor of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been laid to rest again in California.
Four students who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania are being returned to their tribal families.
The discovery of a skull on a library shelf highlights the long history of treating Native ancestors as collector's items.
The Trump administration has finally announced new advocates for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
In the 28 years since the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act became law, the federal government has collected less than $30,000 in fines.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are set to reclaim ancestral remains of a young adult and a child.
By the end of the 20th century, U.S. museums held the remains of some 200,000 Native American skeletons.
The leader of the Department of the Interior is coming under fire for offering n incorrect Japanese greeting when asked about funding for Japanese internment camps.
The Nez Perce Tribe, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are seeking to repatriate ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho.
Nearly all of the members of a federal advisory board have quit in protest of their treatment by the Trump administration.
Efforts to repatriate tribal property and even tribal ancestors are hitting roadblocks within the Trump administration.
The Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts is promising to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act after acquiring a large collection of tribal items.
The remains of a young adult and a teenager that were found in Idaho pre-date the arrival of Christopher Columbus.
Ousameequin, who was known as the great sachem of the Wampanoag people, signed a peace treaty in 1621.
Tribes are still waiting for the Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
For many Native Americans, myth and medicine, religion and science, are not viewed as separate, but are interwoven into the fabric of our lives.
The seven-member panel monitors the federal government's implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
The 20-year battle over North America’s most famous ancient man has come to a close.
The first criminal enforcement of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in southern Ohio led to indictments against four people.
The Ancient One was laid to rest after a 21-year legal and political battle over the status of the remains.
Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required to transfer the remains of the Kennewick Man within 90 days.
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.
The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.
The Obama administration put an end to a dispute over the remains of a 10,000-year-old ancestor known as the Spirit Cave Man.
The remains of a 10,000-year-old individual known as Spirit Cave Man are going to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.
The seven-member NAGPRA Review Committee plans to meet in Colorado in March 2017 and host a teleconference in July 2017.
The Fallon-Paiute Shoshone Tribe has been seeking to rebury the remains of the Spirit Cave Man for two decades.
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.
The Water Resources Development Act includes a slew of pro-tribal provisions but doesn't address the current crisis at Standing Rock.
The Lake County Discovery Museum is following the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
One superintendent stole tribal remains from Effigy Mounds National Monument and another oversaw construction that harmed tribal burial mounds.
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 new member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee must be a traditional Indian religious leader.
Tribal members held sites at the site and visited the cemetery, where at least three young Seneca are buried.
Wounds remain open for 20 tribes whose ancestors were illegally removed from the Effigy Mounds National Monument and kept in garbage bags in a top official's garage.
The Bring the Ancient One Home Act is a unique opportunity for Congress to enforce existing law, correct the mistakes of the past twenty years and weave an important thread of Native American history back into our modern lives.
The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) prohibits the the export of tribal property and punishes people who traffic in stolen items.
The former superintendent of the Effigy Mounds National Monument is painting himself as a victim even though he stole tribal ancestors and kept them in boxes in his home for 12 years.
The tribes are lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring the Ancient One back to his relatives.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe failed to prevent the sale of an ancient Lakota war shirt that was put up for auction in Paris, France.
A scientist in Denmark is employing cutting-edge techniques to show how Native people are linked genetically to their ancestors in the Americas.
Some of their graves are marked with names but at least one reads 'Unknown' as youth from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe discovered during a visit to the site.
The epic saga of the skeleton known as the Ancient One (by Native Americans) and Kennewick Man (by scientists) has taken a wild turn.
Three tribes are engaged in government-to-government talks to reclaim their loved ones from a cemetery at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.