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AAIA Press Statement: Buyers Should Invest in Contemporary Artists instead of Native American Cultural Patrimony

The Association on American Indian Affairs together with Tribal Nations, Tribal organizations, and other institutions have released this press statement to educate the public, collectors and auction houses about how Native American sacred and cultural patrimony, as well as our … Continue reading

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New Scholarship on Hopi Religious Freedom and Cultural Property

Here, from the Maryland Journal of International Law: PDF Paths in the Wilderness?: The Politics and Practices of Hopi Religious Freedom in Hopitutskwa Justin B. Richland     PDF Hope for the Hopi in a Post-Hobby Lobby World: The Supreme … Continue reading

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Angela Riley & Kristen Carpenter Publish “Owning Red”

Angela R. Riley and Kristen A. Carpenter have published “Owning Red: A Theory of Indian (Cultural) Appropriation” (PDF) in the Texas Law Review. Here is the abstract: In a number of recent controversies, from sports teams’ use of Indian mascots … Continue reading

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Grant Christensen on Cultural Property as a Form of Collateral in a Secured Transaction Under the Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act

Grant Christensen has posted his paper, “Selling Stories or You Can’t Own This: Cultural Property as a Form of Collateral in a Secured Transaction Under the Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act,” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Model Tribal … Continue reading

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Federal Court Dismisses Pro Se Effort to Return “Peace Flag”

Here are the materials in Gopher v. Cascade County (D. Mont.): Complaint DCT Order Dismissing Complaint An excerpt: Ms. Gopher seeks the return of a 13-star peace flag bundle and its contents. She contends that Cascade County has exercised illegal … Continue reading

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Montana SCT Asserts Jurisdiction over “Ojibwe Peace Flag” Probate

Here are the materials in Estate of Gopher: Appellant Brief Appellee Brief Reply Brief Mont SCT Opinion An excerpt: In its order, the Blackfeet Tribal Court unequivocally declined to assert subject matter jurisdiction with respect to the flag, the subject … Continue reading

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NPR on Hopi Sacred Objects Returning Home

Here. An excerpt: Back in April I reported on a Paris auction house that sold 70 Hopi sacred items. The tribe asked the sale be halted saying the items were stolen and belonged on its reservation in northern Arizona. The … Continue reading

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Sacred Object Returned to Hopi after “Shameful” Paris Auction

One of the attorneys who tried unsuccessfully to stop the Paris auction purchased one of the sacred objects and has returned it to the tribe. Excerpt from the article: M. Servan-Schreiber then bought one katsina at the auction to return … Continue reading

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Edward Rothstein on NAGPRA

The glorious thing about being a critic and delivering big picture commentary is that you can do it with the blissful ignorance of not having any context whatsoever. From Indianz and the NYTs: In the United States, for example, the … Continue reading

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LATs Article on NAGPRA and UC Berkeley

From the LA Times: UC Berkeley’s bones of contention Native Americans say Hearst Museum is violating a law on returning ancient remains. But officials say finding rightful recipients is often impossible. Email Picture Robert Durell / TPN American Indians protest … Continue reading

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