Stillaguamish Tribe reburies ancestors in ceremony

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington led a ceremony on Friday to rebury 15 ancestors that were uncovered at a state work site.

The tribe was joined by other Pacific Northwest tribes in marking the return of the remains to the land. The tribes held a celebration after a burial and spiritual burn.

The discovery of the remains and artifacts halted work at the site. Construction has resumed after an agreement was reached with the state.

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Reburial brought tribes together (The Everett Herald 8/1)
Tribes praise reburial effort (The Seattle Times 7/30)
Crowd watches tribe bury ancestors (The Everett Herald 7/30)

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