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Developer continues to remove tribal remains in Calif.

A descendant of the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe of California is trying to stop a developer from excavating remains at a 200-year-old tribal cemetery.

Robert Dorame has been designated as "most likely descendant" by the state's Native American Heritage Commission. That designation gives him the right to review the work of the company that is removing remains from the cemetery, where at least 160 tribal ancestors are buried.

Playa Vista, the developer, has an agreement with the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe to rebury the remains on the site. But Dorame says the company should stop its work and build elsewhere.

The tribe is not federally recognized.

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