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Grave & Artifact Repatriation

Shinnecock Tribe

article Shinnecock Protest Development On Possible Ancient Burial Site (1/15/2020)
(New York) -- Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation held a peaceful protest at a Southampton housing development that they believe could be an ancient burial site....
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Seneca Nation

article ‘The Spirit Of Respect’ / Historic Cornplanter Tomahawk Returned To Seneca Nation (1/10/2020)
(New York) -- A meaningful piece of history has been officially restored to the Seneca Nation’s ownership. Nation leaders welcomed officials from the New York...
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Federal Recognition

article Virginia’s Monacan tribe uses new federal status to take a stand for what could be its long-lost capital (1/5/2020)
(Virginia) -- No one doubts that layers of history lie at this spot southeast of Charlottesville where the Rivanna River flows into the James. Abandoned canal locks loom...
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Hopi Tribe

article Returning home: Sacred artifacts held by SIU Carbondale reburied with Hopi, Navajo ancestors (1/2/2020)
(Illinois) -- In the spiritual tradition of the Hopi Tribe, which, along with its Puebloan ancestors, has populated the American Southwest for centuries, death is the...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Finland to repatriate Mesa Verde Puebloan remains to the United States (12/29/2019)
(Finland) -- Finland plans to return Native American ancestral remains and funerary objects to the United States that were taken over a century ago from the Mesa Verde...
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First Nations

article How Ottawa and a First Nations organization found common ground on fighting youth suicide (12/14/2019)
(Ottawa) -- An agreement struck in 2017 between Indigenous Services Canada and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation on faster funding for suicide prevention projects is "...
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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Facebook

article Facebook wants to build on what may be a former indigenous village (12/10/2019)
(California) -- In November 2012, The Almanac published a short news item reporting that construction crews working in Menlo Park had unearthed two human skulls while...
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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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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...
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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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Other News

article Artifacts stolen nearly 30 years ago returned to R.I. museum (1/16/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Native American arrowheads have been returned to the Rhode Island museum they were stolen from nearly 30 years ago. Agents from the U.S. Department of...
article If Tap Pilam is building a nation, it’s just getting started (1/11/2020)
(Texas) -- As the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation waits to find out whether it will be able to participate in the reburial of human remains unearthed by renovations at the...
article Native American Remains Reinterred in Arizona (1/6/2020)
(Arizona) -- According to a report by The Southern Illinoisan, human remains unearthed in Black Mesa, Arizona, between 1977 and 1983 by archaeologists from Southern...
article Ancestral remains in Northern Marianas still to be buried (1/5/2020)
(Saipan) -- The Indigenous Affairs Office said the more than 700 remains were kept in a secure and well-maintained area until the Historic Preservation Office (HPO)...
article Annual Civil War, artifact show opens in Mount Pleasant (1/4/2020)
(South Carolina) -- The Lowcountry Civil War and Artifact Show opened Saturday for its 25th consecutive year in the Charleston area.
article Sacred artifacts held by Southern Illinois University Carbondale reburied with Hopi, Navajo ancestors (1/4/2020)
(Illinois) -- From 1977 to 1983, Southern Illinois University Carbondale led a massive series of archaeological digs at Black Mesa, in Northern Arizona, where Peabody...
article Southern Illinois archaeologist’s finds return to SIU, shedding light on early cultures (12/28/2019)
(Illinois) -- Irvin Peithmann’s many documents, writings, photographs and artifacts became dispersed over his career and after his death in 1981. But the amateur...
article Forty unmarked graves found on Tallahassee golf course (12/26/2019)
(Florida) -- Forty graves believed to belong to Leon County slaves were confirmed earlier this month at the Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee by the National Park...
article Federal Judge Delivers Blow to Lawsuit Over Human Remains at Alamo (12/23/2019)
(Texas) -- A federal judge on Monday granted several motions to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Native American group against individuals and agencies in charge of the...
article Alberta tries to clear the way for Chief Crowfoot’s relics to come home from English museum (12/22/2019)
(Alberta) -- For more than 140 years, belongings of the Blackfoot leader who signed Treaty 7 have sat far away from the First Nation where he lived and is buried....
article Small-scale atlatl artifacts suggest children were taught how to use them (12/16/2019)
(Oregon) -- A pair of researchers with the University of Alberta has found evidence that suggests early Native American adults taught children how to use an atlatl by...
article Three Bodies Discovered Buried At The Alamo In Texas (12/15/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Three bodies buried in a monk burial room and nave of the Alamo Church have been discovered, according to the Texas General Land Office and the Alamo...
article Research team to take fresh look at delicate artifacts (12/10/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Sandals and baskets that have withstood the ravages of time will be among the perishable artifacts analyzed by a team of scientists looking to learn more...
article Important Floridian Artifacts Collection Receives Almost $100,000 For Upgrades (12/8/2019)
(Florida) -- An important collection of Floridian artifacts will finally be getting an upgrade in the coming year. The Florida Museum of Natural History has received...
article Kan. authorities seek help locating stolen Native American items (12/6/2019)
(Kansas) -- Authorities are seeking help finding several Native American pieces that were stolen during a residential burglary near Salina. The Saline County Sheriff...
article This indigenous design is being returned after a century away (12/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The Jemez Mountains are a rust-colored cluster of volcanic peaks in New Mexico. Across centuries, they’ve spewed hot ash onto the land below—...
article Sheriff seeks help finding stolen Native American items (12/6/2019)
(Kansas) -- The Saline County Sheriff’s Office has released photos of items stolen earlier this year in case someone has seen the items recently.The items are...
article Sheriff's Office seeks tips about stolen Native American items (12/6/2019)
(Kansas) -- On May 16, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a residential burglary in the 2000 block of South Woodward Road, which is located a couple miles...
article An Engraved Tomahawk Offers a New, Native History of a Battle (12/4/2019)
(Wyoming) -- On July 26, 1865, two young men met on a battlefield in what is now Wyoming. Both were 21, young leaders of their respective forces. Stranger Horse, a...
article 3D printing is helping museums in repatriation and decolonisation efforts (12/3/2019)
(Australia) -- Manchester Museum recentlyreturned itemstaken from Australia more than 100 years ago to Aboriginal leaders, the latest move in anongoing debateover calls...

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