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Shoshone-Paiute Tribes lay claim to ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho
Environment
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes lay claim to ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho (July 20, 2017)
The remains of a young adult and a teenager that were found in Idaho pre-date the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

Wampanoag tribes rebury remains of ancestral leader Massasoit
Environment | National
Wampanoag tribes rebury remains of ancestral leader Massasoit (May 16, 2017)
Ousameequin, who was known as the great sachem of the Wampanoag people, signed a peace treaty in 1621.

Religious college warned again about handing of tribal collection
Education | Law
Religious college warned again about handing of tribal collection (May 10, 2017)
Tribes are still waiting for the Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communities
Education | Opinion
Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communities (April 21, 2017)
For many Native Americans, myth and medicine, religion and science, are not viewed as separate, but are interwoven into the fabric of our lives.

Nominations open for tribal seat on repatriation review committee
Environment | National
Nominations open for tribal seat on repatriation review committee (March 31, 2017)
The seven-member panel monitors the federal government's implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Chip Colwell: Scientists can help put an end to repatriation wars
Opinion
Chip Colwell: Scientists can help put an end to repatriation wars (March 6, 2017)
The 20-year battle over North America’s most famous ancient man has come to a close.

Miami Nation handles reburial of remains stolen from burial site
Environment
Miami Nation handles reburial of remains stolen from burial site (March 3, 2017)
The first criminal enforcement of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in southern Ohio led to indictments against four people.

Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick Man
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick Man (February 21, 2017)
The Ancient One was laid to rest after a 21-year legal and political battle over the status of the remains.

President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall
National | Politics | World
President Trump ignores tribes in executive order on US-Mexico border wall (January 25, 2017)
Indian Country has already been excluded from prior border security efforts.

Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One (December 20, 2016)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required to transfer the remains of the Kennewick Man within 90 days.

National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country
Environment | National | Politics | Trust
National water bill offers a bunch of goodies for Indian Country (December 13, 2016)
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act includes one repatriation provision, two major infrastructure packages, three land-into-trust acquisitions and four water settlements.

Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One
Environment | National | Politics
Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One (December 12, 2016)
The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.

Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe finally reclaims ancestral remains
Environment | National
Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe finally reclaims ancestral remains (November 23, 2016)
The Obama administration put an end to a dispute over the remains of a 10,000-year-old ancestor known as the Spirit Cave Man.

Bureau of Land Management confirms repatriation of ancestor to Nevada tribe
Environment | National
Bureau of Land Management confirms repatriation of ancestor to Nevada tribe (October 21, 2016)
The remains of a 10,000-year-old individual known as Spirit Cave Man are going to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.

Repatriation review committee announces additional meetings
National
Repatriation review committee announces additional meetings (October 21, 2016)
The seven-member NAGPRA Review Committee plans to meet in Colorado in March 2017 and host a teleconference in July 2017.

Federal agency shifts course as tribal ancestor in Nevada is slated for repatriation
Environment | Law | National
Federal agency shifts course as tribal ancestor in Nevada is slated for repatriation (October 19, 2016)
The Fallon-Paiute Shoshone Tribe has been seeking to rebury the remains of the Spirit Cave Man for two decades.

House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment
Environment | Law | National | Politics
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.

Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment
Environment | National | Politics
Senate passes water bill but fails to include #NoDAPL amendment (September 15, 2016)
The Water Resources Development Act includes a slew of pro-tribal provisions but doesn't address the current crisis at Standing Rock.

Pokagon Band set to reclaim ancestors from museum in Illinois
Environment
Pokagon Band set to reclaim ancestors from museum in Illinois (September 13, 2016)
The Lake County Discovery Museum is following the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

Park employees 'get away' with breaking laws at sacred monument
Environment | Law | National
Park employees 'get away' with breaking laws at sacred monument (August 18, 2016)
One superintendent stole tribal remains from Effigy Mounds National Monument and another oversaw construction that harmed tribal burial mounds.

Federal authorities file warrant for shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo
Law | National | World
Federal authorities file warrant for shield stolen from Acoma Pueblo (August 2, 2016)
The Acoma Pueblo ceremonial shield is being held by an auction house in France that has made millions of dollars by selling tribal items.

Nominations sought for open position on NAGPRA review committee
National
Nominations sought for open position on NAGPRA review committee (August 1, 2016)
The new member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee must be a traditional Indian religious leader.

Seneca Nation sends delegation to Carlisle boarding school site
Education | National
Seneca Nation sends delegation to Carlisle boarding school site (July 14, 2016)
Tribal members held sites at the site and visited the cemetery, where at least three young Seneca are buried.

Former official admits he kept tribal ancestors in garbage bags
Environment | Law | National
Former official admits he kept tribal ancestors in garbage bags (July 12, 2016)
Wounds remain open for 20 tribes whose ancestors were illegally removed from the Effigy Mounds National Monument and kept in garbage bags in a top official's garage.

Rosita Worl: The Ancient One is a member of our Native family
Opinion
Rosita Worl: The Ancient One is a member of our Native family (July 11, 2016)
The Bring the Ancient One Home Act is a unique opportunity for Congress to enforce existing law, correct the mistakes of the past twenty years and weave an important thread of Native American history back into our modern lives.

Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property
Law | National | Politics | World
Tribes support bill in Senate to stop the export of cultural property (July 6, 2016)
The Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act (STOP Act) prohibits the the export of tribal property and punishes people who traffic in stolen items.

Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs
Education | Health | National | Politics | Federal Recognition | Trust
Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs (July 5, 2016)
The appropriations measure offers increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Official who stole remains claims 'devotion' to Native Americans
Environment | Law | National
Official who stole remains claims 'devotion' to Native Americans (July 5, 2016)
The former superintendent of the Effigy Mounds National Monument is painting himself as a victim even though he stole tribal ancestors and kept them in boxes in his home for 12 years.

Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One (June 8, 2016)
The tribes are lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring the Ancient One back to his relatives.

Lakota Country Times: Tribes fail to stop auction of warrior shirt
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Lakota Country Times: Tribes fail to stop auction of warrior shirt (June 8, 2016)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe failed to prevent the sale of an ancient Lakota war shirt that was put up for auction in Paris, France.

DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors
Environment | National | World
DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors (May 18, 2016)
A scientist in Denmark is employing cutting-edge techniques to show how Native people are linked genetically to their ancestors in the Americas.

Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school
Education | Law | National
Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school (May 17, 2016)
Some of their graves are marked with names but at least one reads 'Unknown' as youth from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe discovered during a visit to the site.

Chip Colwell: Change NAGPRA and put an end to repatriation wars
Law | Opinion
Chip Colwell: Change NAGPRA and put an end to repatriation wars (May 16, 2016)
The epic saga of the skeleton known as the Ancient One (by Native Americans) and Kennewick Man (by scientists) has taken a wild turn.

Army pledges to pay costs of returning young relatives to tribes
Education | Law | National
Army pledges to pay costs of returning young relatives to tribes (May 13, 2016)
Three tribes are engaged in government-to-government talks to reclaim their loved ones from a cemetery at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school
Education | Law | National
Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school (May 11, 2016)
The U.S. Army promised to help return the remains, with one official offering an apology for the situation.

Tribes open talks to repatriate relatives buried at boarding school
Education | National
Tribes open talks to repatriate relatives buried at boarding school (May 10, 2016)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are meeting with federal and military officials to discuss the young ones who are buried at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains (April 28, 2016)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has once again confirmed that the remains known to the tribe as the Ancient One are Native American.

Barbara King: 'Bone Rooms' exposes racism in study of Native ancestors
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Barbara King: 'Bone Rooms' exposes racism in study of Native ancestors (April 18, 2016)
Anthropologist Barbara J. King reviews Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums, a new book that exposes racism in the study of Native ancestors and other remains.

Navajo Nation wins ruling for remains removed from reservation
Environment | Law
Navajo Nation wins ruling for remains removed from reservation (April 7, 2016)
The National Park Service has been holding onto 303 ancestors that were taken from the Canyon De Chelly National Monument.

Iowa Tribe joins fight against oil pipeline on aboriginal territory
Environment
Iowa Tribe joins fight against oil pipeline on aboriginal territory (March 24, 2016)
The Iowa Utilities Board granted a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline without consulting the tribe, according to a new letter.

Additional charges expected in armed takeover at wildlife refuge
Environment | Law | National
Additional charges expected in armed takeover at wildlife refuge (February 25, 2016)
The 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon cost taxpayers at least $3.3 million.

Steve Russell: 'Cruzing' to disaster with bad federal land policies
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: 'Cruzing' to disaster with bad federal land policies (February 24, 2016)
If Indians attend to what this man is saying, they will see what little they have left at the mercy of persons with no pretense of treaty obligations or awareness of the double-dealing that brought us to this pass.

Armed occupiers dug road and latrine near tribal sites at refuge
Environment | Law | National
Armed occupiers dug road and latrine near tribal sites at refuge (February 17, 2016)
The trenches were large and at least one of them was found to contain human feces, according to a document filed in federal court.

Vi Waln: Help bring our young relatives home from Indian school
Education | Opinion
Vi Waln: Help bring our young relatives home from Indian school (February 15, 2016)
Our people went to boarding school to be stripped of their culture, language and identity. In return, they would come home speaking, reading and writing English.

Cynthia-Lou Coleman: Media downplays tribal views on NAGPRA
Education | Law | Opinion
Cynthia-Lou Coleman: Media downplays tribal views on NAGPRA (February 15, 2016)
When Indian knowledge systems meet Western knowledge systems—then tribal views are diminished in favor of mainstream values.

Burns Paiute Tribe to help assess damage from armed takeover
Environment | Law | National
Burns Paiute Tribe to help assess damage from armed takeover (February 12, 2016)
Authorities will be looking for damage to sacred sites and thousands of artifacts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

Lakota Country Times: Native youth work to bring relatives home
Education | Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Native youth work to bring relatives home (February 12, 2016)
Spirit is believed to be guiding the efforts of a group of young people in their quest to have human remains disinterred and returned to tribal lands.

Northern Arapaho Tribe seeking to repatriate remains of students
Education | Law | National
Northern Arapaho Tribe seeking to repatriate remains of students (February 10, 2016)
The tribe started the effort in 2007 but has faced opposition from the Army War College the military institution that occupies the site of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe faces obstacles with repatriation of students
Education | Law | National | Politics
Rosebud Sioux Tribe faces obstacles with repatriation of students (February 8, 2016)
The tribal youth council visited Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania last summer and were motivated to bring their relatives back home.

Charles Kader: Tribal burial grounds in Florida are being desecrated
Opinion
Charles Kader: Tribal burial grounds in Florida are being desecrated (February 4, 2016)
Lying in peace becomes more important when it’s your own bones being dredged up. The ownership of the past requires a wider vision than one’s own shadows.

Kumeyaay Nation set to reclaim ancestors after long NAGPRA fight
Education | Environment | Law
Kumeyaay Nation set to reclaim ancestors after long NAGPRA fight (February 2, 2016)
The U.S. Supreme Court put an end to a lawsuit filed by a group of scientists who claimed a right to study the remains.

Supreme Court declines NAGPRA case affecting Kumeyaay Nation
Education | Environment | Law
Supreme Court declines NAGPRA case affecting Kumeyaay Nation (January 25, 2016)
A group of professors is trying to prevent the University of California from returning remains to the tribes.

Tribes to repatriate ancestors removed from refuge in Alabama
Environment
Tribes to repatriate ancestors removed from refuge in Alabama (January 12, 2016)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Cherokee Nation, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Chickasaw Nation are jointly reburying the remains of three individuals.

Suzan Shown Harjo: Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame for 2015
Opinion
Suzan Shown Harjo: Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame for 2015 (January 4, 2016)
Activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Suzan Shown Harjo presents the Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame Awards for 2015.

Ex-monument official to apologize for theft of ancestral remains
Environment | Law | National
Ex-monument official to apologize for theft of ancestral remains (January 4, 2016)
Thomas A. Munson will serve one year of probation and will be required to apologize to the 12 tribes associated with the Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa.

Mary Annette Pember: Ex-official admits to theft of ancestors
Environment | Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Ex-official admits to theft of ancestors (December 22, 2015)
Tribal leaders expressed anger and outrage over Thomas Munson’s actions as well as what some see as leniency by federal prosecutors.

Northern Arapaho Tribe aims to repatriate remains of students
Education | Law | National
Northern Arapaho Tribe aims to repatriate remains of students (December 17, 2015)
The Northern Arapaho Tribe's historic preservation officer said more than 200 Arapaho students died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Former monument official charged for stealing Indian remains
Environment | Law
Former monument official charged for stealing Indian remains (December 17, 2015)
The ancestral remains were taken from the Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa shortly before the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act became law in 1990.

Religious college with Native artifacts in violation of NAGPRA
Education | Law
Religious college with Native artifacts in violation of NAGPRA (October 21, 2015)
The Andover Newton Theological School never completed an inventory of a collection that includes at least one Tlingit sacred object.

Sac and Fox Nation disappointed by denial of Jim Thorpe case
Law | National | Sports
Sac and Fox Nation disappointed by denial of Jim Thorpe case (October 6, 2015)
The U.S. Supreme Court put an end to a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act case that sought the reburial of the legendary athlete.

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