ProPublica reports that government funds spent on scientific research related to Native remains in US museums “created incentives for institutions to hold on to ancestors.”
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Brooklyn Museum, among others, continue to hold the remains or possible remains of Native Americans.
The University of California and campuses, including Berkeley, failed to comply with laws for returning stolen objects and remains, according to a new California auditor report.
Construction of the 30-foot steel fence threatens the cultural heritage of the Tohono O’odham people, including burial grounds and a biosphere reserve.
The appearance of a stolen sacred shield at a Paris auction house prompted a New Mexico Senator to propose the STOP Act, which would ban the trafficking of certain cultural items outside the United States.