Report confirms slow progress on repatriation of ancestors and sacred items (October 10, 2023)It’s been more than 30 years since the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and federal agencies and museums are still far behind in complying with NAGPRA.
Native America Calling: Native Bookshelf with Angeline Boulley (September 4, 2023)Where else can you get a young adult mystery and a lesson in the Native American Graves Protection Act but from a Native author?
George Thompson: The plight of our sacred Hickory Ground (August 7, 2023)In our Muscogee culture, once a body is at rest, it is supposed to remain there forever and complete its lifecycle, returning to earth.
Auction under fire for sale of items from Battle of Little Bighorn (January 10, 2023)A non-Native collector who claims to know a secret tribal language is selling items that supposedly came from Little Bighorn and other battles. Some have doubts.
Native America Calling: The importance of tribal museums (December 1, 2022)Tribal museums offer a Native voice for Native history and bring the promise of economic development.
Native Sun News Today: Wounded Knee descendants left out of repatriation process (November 28, 2022)The descendants of Chief Spotted Elk, a Lakota leader who was murdered at Wounded Knee in 1890, are speaking out.
Oneida Indian Nation reclaims cultural property in repatriation ceremony (November 11, 2022)The Oneida Indian Nation has reclaimed more than 1,500 funerary objects and cultural artifacts, as well as a long-overdue apology, from Colgate University.
Native America Calling: Ancestral remains in private hands (October 26, 2022)It was long common practice for archaeologists — both professional and amateur — to plunder Native burial sites.
Native America Calling: Slow progress for repatriation (August 24, 2022)NAGPRA has been on the books for 30 years but it’s been slow work to return ancestors and cultural property into the care of tribes.
Native America Calling: Through The Decades (July 27, 2022)Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce remembers the Native ’90s as part of the “Through The Decades” series.
Biden administration backs Indian boarding school bill (June 27, 2022)The Biden administration is fully supporting a bipartisan bill to study the Indian boarding school era, Secretary Deb Haaland said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (May 9, 2022)NAFOA stays on top of the news so you always start your week informed and ready.
Reconciliation Rising: An Interview with Jordan Dresser (March 23, 2022)In the latest episode of Reconciliation Rising, hear from Jordan Dresser, a documentary filmmaker and chairman of the Northern Arapaho Nation.
Full-time NAGPRA investigator hired for first time in decades (January 31, 2022)The Biden administration is taking greater steps to enforce the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, more than 30 years after the law went on the books.
Ben Barnes: Shawnee Tribe stands up for its sovereignty (January 11, 2022)Groups claiming to be tribal sovereigns has reached a new level of concern for the Shawnee Tribe.
National Park Service finally gains a new leader with first Native director (December 16, 2021)The National Park Service has a permanent leader for the first time in five years and it’s a historic one thanks to President Joe Biden.
National Park Service: More tribes sign historic preservation agreements (November 24, 2021)Seven new tribal historic preservation agreements were completed and signed with tribes in seven states in 2021.
DVIDS: Ancestral remains repatriated to Alaska Native community (October 1, 2021)Hundreds of years ago, Point Spencer served as a traditional meeting point and trading market for Native peoples along the Bering Sea.
Native America Calling: Proposed NAGPRA rules to strengthen repatriation (September 2, 2021)A proposed change in the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act would give tribes added muscle to hold museums accountable for the ancestors they continue to keep in their collections.
Indian Country Today: Repatriation law marks major milestone (November 23, 2020)Despite a federal law ordering their repatriation, thousands of Native ancestors and artifacts remains still languish in boxes and basements across the country.
Native America Calling: Three decades of protecting cultural patrimony (November 12, 2020)Landmark legislation protecting Native American cultural items turns 30.
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