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Havasupai Tribe sees support for research lawsuit

The Havasupai Tribe of Arizona has received support across Indian Country for its lawsuit against Arizona State University.

The Havasupais sued ASU researchers for misusing blood samples taken from nearly every tribal member. The tribe says they gave samples for diabetes research but ended up being subjects of research into inbreeding, schizophrenia and migration theories.

The National Congress of American Indians, the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, two out-of-state tribes and 11 Arizona tribes have sent resolution of support and monetary donations to the Havasupais.

The lawsuit seeks $40 million in damages. The case is being handled in state court.

Get the Story:
Havasupais get support in research suit (The Arizona Republic 11/1)

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