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Grave & Artifact Repatriation

Truth and Reconciliation

article The legacy of Oka in an era of supposed reconciliation (10/29/2019)
(Quebec) -- Tensions are rising between the Kanien’kéha:ka (Mohawk) of Kanehsatà:ke and the Québec municipality of Oka. During the last Oka conflict in summer of...
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Carlisle School

article The bodies of 3 young Native American girls are returned to the Oneida Reservation and a community heals (9/26/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The constantly changing weather matched the emotions of the summer day when young Jemima Metoxen, Sophia Coulon and Ophelia Powless came home, and the...
article Bones of Carlisle school teens returned home (9/22/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The constantly changing weather matched the emotions of the summer day when young Jemima Metoxen, Sophia Coulon, and Ophelia Powless came home, and the...
article The bodies of three young Native American girls are returned to the Oneida Reservation. And a community heals. (9/21/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The constantly changing weather matched the emotions of the summer day when young Jemima Metoxen, Sophia Coulon, and Ophelia Powless came home, and the...
article Reclaiming the bodies of children who died at Carlisle Indian School (9/5/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The remains of about 180 Native American children are buried on the grounds of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School in central Pennsylvania...
article Remains Of Students At Carlisle Indian School Returned To Families (7/17/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Rebeka Jones never knew her ancestor, Henry, an American Indian from Iowa who died at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1880 when he was 16 years...
article Remains of students at Carlisle Indian School returned to families (7/11/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Rebeka Jones never knew her ancestor, Henry, an American Indian from Iowa who died at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1880 when he was 16 years...
article Bodies of six Native American teenagers returned after disinterment project (7/8/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Following a month-long disinterment project at the Carlisle U.S. Army barracks, the bodies of six teenagers are back with their ancestral tribes...
article Families reunited with ancestors during Carlisle Barracks disinterment (7/8/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- In an attempt to give families closure, the latest disinterment has wrapped up at the Carlisle Barracks. Scientists worked for nearly a month to...
article Remains of 6 more Carlisle Indian school children disinterred for return to families (7/8/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The remains of six Native American children who died more than 100 years ago at the government-run Carlisle Indian Industrial School have been...
article Native American Girls Who Died At 'Indian School' To Be Reinterred By Oneida (6/28/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Jemima Metoxen, Ophelia Powless and Sophia Caulon left home more than 100 years ago. The three Native American girls, members of the Oneida Nation, were...
article Oneida pow wow welcomes home remains of three tribe members (6/28/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The 47th annual Oneida pow wow kicked off with the nation’s traditional dances and music. But this year’s ceremonies are about more than...
article Century later, Oneida students' remains return home (6/25/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Three students from the Oneida Nation are heading home Tuesday. They are on a journey more than a century in the making. It began in a boarding school for...
article US Army to return remains of six Native American students to familie (6/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The remains of Native American children who died while attending school in the midstate more than a century ago will soon be returned to their...
article Carlisle Barracks to conduct third disinterment of six Native Americans (6/13/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The U.S. Army plans to disinter the remains of six Native American children buried at the Carlisle Barracks in Cumberland County …
article Remains of 6 more Carlisle Indian school children will be returned to families (6/12/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The remains of six Native American children who died more than 100 years ago at the government-run Carlisle Indian Industrial School will be...
article Army to disinter more American Indian children buried at Carlisle Barracks (6/10/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- For the third year in a row, the U.S. Army will be disinterring the remains of six American Indian children buried at the Carlisle Barracks. Officials...
article Army to disinter remains of six Native Americans at Carlisle Barracks (6/10/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The U.S. Army plans to disinter the remains of six Native American children buried at the Carlisle Barracks this summer. This is the third straight...
article Carlisle Barracks Graves: Disinterring and returning remains of Native American children (6/10/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Since 2017, the U.S. Army has undertaken three projects to return the remains of Native American children who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial...
article Disinterment of children's remains begins this week at Carlisle Barracks (6/10/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The remains of six children who died while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School will be disinterred in a project scheduled to begin Saturday...
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Oneida Nation

article The bodies of three young Native American girls are returned to the Oneida Reservation. And a community heals. (9/24/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The constantly changing weather matched the emotions of the summer day when young Jemima Metoxen, Sophia Coulon, and Ophelia Powless came home, and the...
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First Nations

article Eaglechild totem pole moving from Prince Albert, Sask. to First Nation (9/10/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Eaglechild totem pole, which has stood on the riverbank in Prince Albert, Sask., for 45 years, has been cut down. “I was emotional. I wanted...
article First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred burial site (6/16/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Indigenous leaders from across British Columbia and parts of the United States gathered at a sacred burial site in Abbotsford, B.C., alongside the...
article Road project postponed after pressure from Sask. First Nations over artifacts (6/6/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The RM of Winslow has delayed construction of a road after the discovery of three artifacts on a farmer's land, the province says. “We have...
article Saskatchewan First Nations want road project stopped after rare artifact discovery (6/5/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Sheldon Wuttunee says he felt connected to his ancestors when he held an ancient Indigenous artifact in his hands for the first time Wednesday. The...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Repatriated Cherokee Booger Masks entrusted to Museum (8/20/2019)
(New York) -- Two Cherokee Booger masks, used during the Green Corn Ceremony, are now in the expert and trusted hands of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. The two masks...
article Franklin leaders OK transfer of ownership of Cherokee historic site to Nikwasi Initiative (5/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Franklin Town Council voted Monday night to approve the transfer on the ownership of a historic site known as the Nikwasi mound.
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Fond du Lac Band

article 'Put everything back' is goal for Native American cemetery in Duluth (8/19/2019)
(Minnesota) -- The first indication that burial recovery is nearing an end was evident Monday at a historic cemetery in the Fond du Lac neighborhood of Duluth.
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Chumash Tribe

article UCSB students excavate Chumash artifacts at La Purisima Mission (8/7/2019)
(California) -- A group of anthropology students at UC Santa Barbara recently unearthed history at La Purisima Mission. The archaeological dig was part of the university...
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Seneca Niagara

article Seneca Nation repatriates Booger Masks to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (8/7/2019)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has a longstanding relationship with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) dating back to ancient times. It was...
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Mining & Drilling

article Pipeline construction began without archaeological assessments, Coastal GasLink says (8/3/2019)
(British Columbia) -- The company behind a natural gas pipeline in northern and central British Columbia says construction began in a number of places before...
article First Nation tells court it should have been consulted after artifacts found at pipeline worksite (5/11/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Members of a Northern B.C. First Nation are arguing in court that they should have been consulted on an archaeological mitigation plan prepared by...
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Forest County Potawatomi

article Library to repatriate Potawatomi artifacts (7/30/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- The Forest Park Public Library will repatriate a collection of Potawatomi artifacts back to a museum operated by the tribe, after the pottery shards,...
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Trump Adminstration

article Trump Removed the Only Native American Member From the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (7/17/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The sole Native American member on a committee that advises the president on international cultural heritage agreements was removed and replaced...
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Residential Schools

article Remains of students at Carlisle Indian School returned to families (7/9/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Rebeka Jones never knew her ancestor, Henry, an American Indian from Iowa who died at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1880 when he was 16 years...
article 'First step in reconciliation' as government hands over residential school cemetery (6/25/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- The grounds housing a cemetery where some three dozen Indigenous children — who died while attending Regina's Indian Industrial School (RIIS...
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Wisconsin Oneida

article Oneida Nation Boarding School Students Return Home a Century Later (7/6/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Across Indian Country, summer pow wows provide opportunities for tribe members to reconnect and celebrate cultures that have survived despite historic...
article Oneida Nation welcomes remains of girls who died in American Indian boarding school (6/30/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Three Oneida girls are returned home, a century after their deaths. The remains of the teenagers were recently recovered from a boarding school cemetery...
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Blackfeet Nation

article Traditional Blackfeet rock cairn burial held for human remains (6/12/2019)
(Montana) -- The human remains found on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation last December were given a proper burial Wednesday morning. “We have tremendous respect...
article Century-old Blackfoot headdress returned after being found at thrift store (3/6/2019)
(Edmonton) -- A ceremonial Blackfoot headdress, adorned with golden eagle feathers and likely once owned by a teacher in the residential school system, is now home after...
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Poarch Creek

article Muscogee Nation renews lawsuit against Poarch Creeks over Alabama casino (6/5/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma, which includes descendants of Creek Indians who lived in Alabama, today sought to renew a federal lawsuit against the...
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Land Issues

article Ohio History Connection can acquire golf club built around Native American earthworks, judge rules (5/11/2019)
(Ohio) -- The Ohio History Connection can acquire Moundbuilders Country Club’s lease in order to gain full public access to the Hopewell Octagon Earthworks in...
article Native American: NFL field in Dayton could disturb ancient burial ground (4/25/2019)
(Ohio) -- A local Native American is speaking out against the city of Dayton’s plans for a new football field at Triangle Park to commemorate the NFL’s very...
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Native Voices

article PEMBER: Native Peoples’ Bones Are Not Collectors’ Items. They Must Be Returned (4/28/2019)
(Indian Country) -- How did the ghoulish practice of grave-digging become an “innocent hobby” for so many white people in the US? A recent FBI press release...
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Indiana Gaming

article Gaming Bill Will Allow Mobile Sports Betting, Private Casino Meetings With Governors (4/23/2019)
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers may soon be able to place sports bets anywhere in the state, but they won’t know if casino bosses are meeting privately with public officials...
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Pechanga Tribe

article Hundreds of human remains, burial objects to be returned to tribes, San Nicolas Island (4/20/2019)
(California) -- After years of consultation and trips to museums, hundreds of human remains and burial objects removed from San Nicolas Island soon will be returned to...
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Pocahontas

article New project to identify descendants of Pocahontas underway (3/22/2019)
(Virginia) -- More than 100,000 people may be able to count Pocahontas as an ancestor, and a new initiative spearheaded by Gloucester County intends to find them....
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Seneca Nation

article Seneca Nation celebrates return of Cornplanter pipe tomahawk (3/18/2019)
(New York) -- For the first time in more than 150 years, an important relic from the Seneca Nation’s history — and in the history of U.S. Native American...
article Cornplanter Peace Pipe-Tomahawk Returns To Seneca Nation (3/14/2019)
(New York) -- Few items in American history symbolize the troubled relationship between Native Americans and the United States more than Seneca Chief Cornplanter’s...
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Grand Ronde Tribe

article Willamette Meteorite returned to Oregon tribe (2/24/2019)
(Oregon) -- A small piece of Oregon’s most storied rock added a chapter to its history Friday when the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville...
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Other News

article A Made for TV-Style Crime Probe Into the Looting of Ancestral Remains (11/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Officer J.P. Fulton paused suddenly during his presentation to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. His voice seemed to catch in his throat as he described finding...
article Out of the Attic: Mississippian Water Vessel (11/11/2019)
(Iowa) -- This week’s artifact is a relatively new acquisition for our collection. This artifact is at least 1,200 years old, and is made of clay mixed with ground...
article 19th-century tomahawk lends new perspective to legacy of Casper’s namesake, circumstances surrounding his death (11/10/2019)
(Wyoming) -- They knew when they saw it that it was real. You never know with these things. Fakes and cheap reproductions run rampant, and novice collectors may not...
article Colorado Highway Expansion Routed Over Ancient Native American Sites (11/8/2019)
(Colorado) -- Just outside Durango, Colo., archeologist Rand Greubel stands on a mesa surrounded by juniper trees. He points to a circular hole in the ground, about 30...
article Illinois museum returns items to Aboriginal Australians (10/30/2019)
(Illinois) -- The Illinois State Museum returned 42 culturally significant items to representatives of two Aboriginal communities in Australia after the artifacts spent...
article Native American group taking city, state to federal court to stop the makeover of the Alamo (10/29/2019)
(Texas) -- On Tuesday, the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation held its fifth rally in a series of meetings to educate the community about preserving history at the Alamo. In...
article Compromise Reached On Location Of Transmission Line In Georgetown; Vital Says Native American Artifacts To Be Protected (10/29/2019)
(Tennessee) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority and Georgetown property owners have agreed to a plan to relocate a proposed transmission line to protect Native American...
article A made for TV-style crime probe into the looting of ancestral remains (10/28/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Officer J.P. Fulton paused suddenly during his presentation to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. His voice seemed to catch in his throat as he described finding...
article Did colonists try to ‘ward off witches’ in NC? Diggers find odd artifact (10/26/2019)
(North Carolina) -- An archaeology team digging in Western North Carolina uncovered a mysterious object and grew curious, news outlets report. The piece of metal was...
article State of Texas Fires Back at Native Americans' Lawsuit Asking for Input on Human Remains at the Alamo (10/25/2019)
(Texas) -- The State of Texas has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation alleging that the Alamo's overseers cut Native...
article How to Return a Tribal Item (10/24/2019)
(USA) -- “When in doubt, call,” says Richard M. Begay, director of the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department. If you are in possession of an...
article Human Remains Discovered At The Alamo Unearth Local Tribes’ Frustrations Over Cemetery (10/24/2019)
(Texas) -- The Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation wants the Alamo site officially declared a cemetery. The tribe has filed suit against the state’s General Land Office...
article Illinois State Museum Returns Artifacts To Australian Indigenous Tribes (10/24/2019)
(Illinois) -- In the 1920s, linguistic anthropologist Gerhardt Laves from the University of Chicago took the artifacts from aboriginal communities. These included items...
article A made for TV-style crime probe into the looting of ancestral remains (10/20/2019)
(Ohio) -- Officer J.P. Fulton paused suddenly during his presentation to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. His voice seemed to catch in his throat as he described finding a...
article Native American group seeks to slow Alamo church renovation (10/19/2019)
(Texas) -- A Native American group is calling on officials to slow down the renovation of the Alamo church in San Antonio, after archaeological reports showed human...
article Navajo, Hopi will have objects, human remains repatriated by Finland (10/18/2019)
(Colorado) -- The Hopi and Navajo are among 26 tribes that will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being...
article County to consider stronger Native American artifact protections (10/16/2019)
(California) -- Declaring every Oct. 12 Indigenous Peoples Day in Monterey County, the Board of Supervisors is poised to look at more effectively protecting Native...
article RCMP work with First Nations to repatriate human bones found near Thompson (10/16/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Human bones found in northern Manitoba earlier this month are believed to belong to an Indigenous person and RCMP want to see them get a proper burial.
article The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West (10/15/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Nearly 200 Native children lie buried at the entrance of the Carlisle Barracks in the “Indian Cemetery” — the first thing you see when...
article Exhibit reunites Inuit with 100-year-old artifacts in Cambridge Bay (10/13/2019)
(Canada) -- Inuit in Canada's central Arctic are getting new insight into how their ancestors lived by seeing 100-year-old artifacts on display in Cambridge Bay,...

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