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Indian lawmaker withdraws repatriation bill after being linked to 'genocide'
Indian lawmaker withdraws repatriation bill after being linked to 'genocide' (August 7, 2019)

A bill aimed at improving repatriation policies in California has been shelved amid outcry from Native activists and some tribes.


Indian lawmaker plans to change repatriation bill to include all tribes
Indian lawmaker plans to change repatriation bill to include all tribes (August 5, 2019)

After being accused of enforcing 'state sponsored genocide' against his fellow people, an Indian lawmaker plans to change a repatriation bill in order to include all tribes in California.


Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' cost taxpayers $5.4 million
Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' cost taxpayers $5.4 million (July 12, 2019)

The share paid by the National Park Service ran more than the entire budget for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.


'Salute to America' or NAGPRA? The Donald Trump 'show' takes priority
'Salute to America' or NAGPRA? The Donald Trump 'show' takes priority (July 3, 2019)

The Trump administration is diverting funds from the agency in charge of Native ancestors and artifacts to pay for a Fourth of July spectacle.


Mary Annette Pember: Digging up and robbing Native graves still considered acceptable
Mary Annette Pember: Digging up and robbing Native graves still considered acceptable (April 29, 2019)

Amateur white American archaeologists and collectors are still influenced by the right of conquest mentality.


Cronkite News: NAGPRA and other laws waived for Trump's border wall
Cronkite News: NAGPRA and other laws waived for Trump's border wall (April 26, 2019)

The Department of Homeland Security is waiving dozens of environmental, health and other laws to clear the way for construction of border barriers.


Man in Indiana kept bones from more than 500 Native ancestors at his farm
Man in Indiana kept bones from more than 500 Native ancestors at his farm (February 27, 2019)

The FBI is working with tribes to identify and repatriate the remains of about 500 ancestors that were found at a farm in Indiana.


Pueblo of Acoma reclaims sacred items with help of federal authorities
Pueblo of Acoma reclaims sacred items with help of federal authorities (December 19, 2018)

The Pueblo of Acoma celebrated the return of sacred objects and other items of cultural patrimony that were stolen from the tribe.


Tribes and organizations seek respect for cultural and sacred items
Tribes and organizations seek respect for cultural and sacred items (December 6, 2018)

There is a long history of looting and stealing Indian burials and important cultural and sacred patrimony.


George H.W. Bush, 1924-2018, left lasting mark on Indian Country
George H.W. Bush, 1924-2018, left lasting mark on Indian Country (December 4, 2018)

George Herbert Walker Bush only served one term as U.S. president but it proved to be a productive one for tribal interests.


Another Indian Country organization undergoes change
Another Indian Country organization undergoes change (October 17, 2018)

The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers is searching for a new leader following the departure of its long-serving president.


Tribes receive Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act grants
Tribes receive Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act grants (September 27, 2018)

Tribes, museums and educational institutions received nearly $1.7 million in grants to assist them with repatriation efforts.


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians completes largest repatriation
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians completes largest repatriation (September 12, 2018)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recently returned ancestral remains and burial objects to their resting place.


George Nicholas: Protecting Indigenous heritage around the world
George Nicholas: Protecting Indigenous heritage around the world (September 11, 2018)

We urgently need a set of practical guidelines for addressing and preventing heritage loss by Indigenous peoples.


Pueblo of Zuni set to reclaim sacred object taken decades ago
Pueblo of Zuni set to reclaim sacred object taken decades ago (August 28, 2018)

A sacred object that was taken from the Pueblo of Zuni more than four decades ago will be returning home


'No one is above the law': Bill aims to strengthen federal repatriation law
'No one is above the law': Bill aims to strengthen federal repatriation law (July 31, 2018)

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.


Native ancestor laid back to rest more than 10,000 years after burial
Native ancestor laid back to rest more than 10,000 years after burial (June 15, 2018)

An ancestor of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been laid to rest again in California.


Four children who died at Indian boarding school being returned to families
Four children who died at Indian boarding school being returned to families (June 15, 2018)

Four students who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania are being returned to their tribal families.


Graham Lee Brewer: Native ancestors are often treated like collector's items
Graham Lee Brewer: Native ancestors are often treated like collector's items (June 11, 2018)

The discovery of a skull on a library shelf highlights the long history of treating Native ancestors as collector's items.


A 'dark period' in American history: Repatriation committee gets back on track
A 'dark period' in American history: Repatriation committee gets back on track (May 23, 2018)

The Trump administration has finally announced new advocates for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.


Few fines under Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
Few fines under Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (May 7, 2018)

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.


Tribes set to reclaim ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho
Tribes set to reclaim ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho (May 7, 2018)

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are set to reclaim ancestral remains of a young adult and a child.


Chip Colwell: Rights of the dead and the living clash over DNA studies
Chip Colwell: Rights of the dead and the living clash over DNA studies (April 6, 2018)

By the end of the 20th century, U.S. museums held the remains of some 200,000 Native American skeletons.


Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing
Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing (March 16, 2018)

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.


Tribes seek to repatriate ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho
Tribes seek to repatriate ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho (February 7, 2018)

The Nez Perce Tribe, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are seeking to repatriate ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho.


Secretary Zinke refused to meet with National Park Service advisory board
Secretary Zinke refused to meet with National Park Service advisory board (January 17, 2018)

Nearly all of the members of a federal advisory board have quit in protest of their treatment by the Trump administration.


Trump administration sets up roadblocks as tribes call for return of sacred items
Trump administration sets up roadblocks as tribes call for return of sacred items (November 8, 2017)

Efforts to repatriate tribal property and even tribal ancestors are hitting roadblocks within the Trump administration.


Museum acquires tribal collection from religious college with troubled record
Museum acquires tribal collection from religious college with troubled record (September 22, 2017)

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.


Shoshone-Paiute Tribes lay claim to ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes lay claim to ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho (July 20, 2017)

The remains of a young adult and a teenager that were found in Idaho pre-date the arrival of Christopher Columbus.


Wampanoag tribes rebury remains of ancestral leader Massasoit
Wampanoag tribes rebury remains of ancestral leader Massasoit (May 16, 2017)

Ousameequin, who was known as the great sachem of the Wampanoag people, signed a peace treaty in 1621.


Religious college warned again about handing of tribal collection
Religious college warned again about handing of tribal collection (May 10, 2017)

Tribes are still waiting for the Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.


Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communities
Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communities (April 21, 2017)

For many Native Americans, myth and medicine, religion and science, are not viewed as separate, but are interwoven into the fabric of our lives.


Nominations open for tribal seat on repatriation review committee
Nominations open for tribal seat on repatriation review committee (March 31, 2017)

The seven-member panel monitors the federal government's implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.


Chip Colwell: Scientists can help put an end to repatriation wars
Chip Colwell: Scientists can help put an end to repatriation wars (March 6, 2017)

The 20-year battle over North America’s most famous ancient man has come to a close.


Miami Nation handles reburial of remains stolen from burial site
Miami Nation handles reburial of remains stolen from burial site (March 3, 2017)

The first criminal enforcement of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in southern Ohio led to indictments against four people.


Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick Man
Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick Man (February 21, 2017)

The Ancient One was laid to rest after a 21-year legal and political battle over the status of the remains.


President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)

Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.


Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One
Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One (December 20, 2016)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required to transfer the remains of the Kennewick Man within 90 days.


National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)

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.


Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One
Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One (December 12, 2016)

The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.


Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe finally reclaims ancestral remains
Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe finally reclaims ancestral remains (November 23, 2016)

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.


Bureau of Land Management confirms repatriation of ancestor to Nevada tribe
Bureau of Land Management confirms repatriation of ancestor to Nevada tribe (October 21, 2016)

The remains of a 10,000-year-old individual known as Spirit Cave Man are going to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.


Repatriation review committee announces additional meetings
Repatriation review committee announces additional meetings (October 21, 2016)

The seven-member NAGPRA Review Committee plans to meet in Colorado in March 2017 and host a teleconference in July 2017.


Federal agency shifts course as tribal ancestor in Nevada is slated for repatriation
Federal agency shifts course as tribal ancestor in Nevada is slated for repatriation (October 19, 2016)

The Fallon-Paiute Shoshone Tribe has been seeking to rebury the remains of the Spirit Cave Man for two decades.


House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)

Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.


Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment
Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment (September 15, 2016)

The Water Resources Development Act includes a slew of pro-tribal provisions but doesn't address the current crisis at Standing Rock.


Pokagon Band set to reclaim ancestors from museum in Illinois
Pokagon Band set to reclaim ancestors from museum in Illinois (September 13, 2016)

The Lake County Discovery Museum is following the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.


Park employees 'get away' with breaking laws at sacred monument
Park employees 'get away' with breaking laws at sacred monument (August 18, 2016)

One superintendent stole tribal remains from Effigy Mounds National Monument and another oversaw construction that harmed tribal burial mounds.


Federal authorities file warrant for shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo
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.


Nominations sought for open position on NAGPRA review committee
Nominations sought for open position on NAGPRA review committee (August 1, 2016)

The new member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee must be a traditional Indian religious leader.


Seneca Nation sends delegation to Carlisle boarding school site
Seneca Nation sends delegation to Carlisle boarding school site (July 14, 2016)

Tribal members held sites at the site and visited the cemetery, where at least three young Seneca are buried.


Former official admits he kept tribal ancestors in garbage bags
Former official admits he kept tribal ancestors in garbage bags (July 12, 2016)

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.


Rosita Worl: The Ancient One is a member of our Native family
Rosita Worl: The Ancient One is a member of our Native family (July 11, 2016)

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.


Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property
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.


Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs
Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs (July 5, 2016)

The appropriations measure offers increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.


Official who stole remains claims 'devotion' to Native Americans
Official who stole remains claims 'devotion' to Native Americans (July 5, 2016)

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.


Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One
Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One (June 8, 2016)

The tribes are lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring the Ancient One back to his relatives.


Lakota Country Times: Tribes fail to stop auction of warrior shirt
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.


DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors
DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors (May 18, 2016)

A scientist in Denmark is employing cutting-edge techniques to show how Native people are linked genetically to their ancestors in the Americas.


Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school
Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school (May 17, 2016)

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.