Indigenous peoples

$19m renovation of American Museum of Natural History's Indigenous collection hall unveiled

American Museum of Natural History renovates its Pacific Northwest cultures gallery after 112 years

Sámi pavilion: the Nordic countries give their space to Indigenous artists from the European Arctic

The three exhibiting artists have dedicated themselves to “defending Sámi perspectives”

US revises law governing repatriation of Indigenous remains and burial objects

The effort, conducted in consultation with Native American tribes and nations, would enable greater enforcement of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Project chronicling Indigenous slavery receives $1.5m grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is funding the three-year initiative to compile historical records and future projects related to the enslavement of Indigenous people in the US

German museums foundation returns ancestral human remains in Berlin collection to Hawaii

A group of skulls is being handed over to a Native Hawaiian group during a mission this month to receive dozens of items from German and Austrian museums

The Lenape diaspora, once on the brink of erasure, championed in New York exhibition

The show, the first-ever Lenape-curated exhibition profiling the tribes that inhabited the northeastern US coast, critiques the lack of scholarship and institutional focus on the Lenape people

Canadian museum closes Indigenous galleries to begin ‘the process of decolonisation’

The Royal British Columbia Museum will overhaul an entire floor of exhibits devoted to Indigenous and First Nations groups

'I want the UN to come and see what has happened here': Canadian Indian residential school survivor speaks out for victims in his art

Vancouver-based Cowichan/Syilx artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun creates new work in memory of dead Indigenous children

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Haida artist Tamara Bell installs 215 shoes on the steps of Vancouver Art Gallery as a memorial to Indigenous children who died at residential school

The work has become a community shrine and gathering space for mourners after the remains of children as young as three years old were discovered last week using ground-penetrating radar

Museum extension allows Indigenous Sámi people to welcome home more than 2,000 artefacts held in Finland

An exhibition at the National Museum of Finland will celebrate the objects' repatriation to the Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida in northern Lapland

Following social media backlash, festival organisers cancel Santiago Sierra's Aboriginal blood-soaked flag work

Many Indigenous cultural leaders commented that the work perpetuated, rather than critiqued, the violence of colonialism

Santiago Sierra will soak British flag in blood of colonised peoples

The Spanish artist says the work recognises the devastation caused by empire

Royal British Columbia Museum CEO Jack Lohman resigns, after internal report finds a ‘dysfunctional and toxic workplace’

An investigation into management was prompted by the departure of the museum’s head of Indigenous collection, who complained of racism and discrimination

Boola Bardip: Perth’s revamped Western Australian Museum opens with new name and focus on Aboriginal heritage

The museum worked with around 60 Aboriginal language groups across the vast state to bring their perspectives into every gallery

Australia pledges millions towards repatriation of Aboriginal artefacts from overseas collections

Government extends pilot project to return objects to Indigenous peoples—including those held by private collectors

Nordic pavilion gets political for 2022 Venice Biennale as space is renamed after Indigenous Sámi people

"It is a symbolic reversal of colonial claims that have sought to erase Sámi land and culture," says a project statement

Exhibition honours, demands action for missing and murdered Indigenous women

Boontak! (Stop it!) opens as Congress passes two bills to enact better law enforcement practices to protect Indigenous women and girls from violence

The complicated history of the first monument to Sacajawea, funded by suffragists and designed by a woman

The Indigenous guide who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition across America’s western territories was later celebrated by the women’s vote movement—but her story was never fully told

The destruction of Australia’s ancient Aboriginal heritage

Plus, art under threat in Putin's Russia and George Shaw on Thomas Jones. Produced in association with Christie's

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‘Broken’ heritage laws: Australia launches investigation after 46,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art is obliterated

Parliamentary enquiry will examine how mining giant Rio Tinto obtained legal right to destroy ancient Juukan Gorge site

Art meets (indoor) activism to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Judy Chicago launches Create Art for Earth with the Serpentine Galleries while a new documentary foregrounds how Indigenous peoples are fighting climate change

Paris exhibition shines light on Brazilian photographer Claudia Andujar and the plight of indigenous peoples

As the Yanomani way of life is threatened once again, we hear from the photographer ahead of a major show at the Fondation Cartier