Native American Graves and Protection Act (NAGPRA)

Native American Graves and Protection Act (NAGPRA)

Massachusetts museum repatriates Wounded Knee Massacre artefacts to Lakota and Sioux nations

The Founders Museum, a small institution housed in a library, returned a variety of tribal objects to their rightful owners in South Dakota

Alleged Native American scalp seized from auction house specialised in Confederate and Nazi memorabilia

Authorities received an anonymous tip regarding an object listed for sale on the auction house’s website and described as a Mescalero Apache scalp

Anthropologist opposed to Indigenous repatriation sues university for alleged threats to her free speech

Professor Elizabeth Weiss has filed a lawsuit against San José State University claiming she was disciplined for expressing her view that repatriation favours religion over science

US museums and Indigenous tribes receive $2m grant to boost repatriation efforts

The National Park Service has awarded grants totaling $2.1m to 20 museums and nine tribes

Leaked report reveals Harvard holds remains of nearly 7,000 Indigenous and 20 enslaved people

The unfinalised report is being developed by a steering committee formed last year to address repatriation concerns at the Ivy League university

Massachusetts museum accused of hoarding Indigenous artefacts and human remains for decades

The Barre Museum is said to hold the largest collection of Lakota objects and human remains from the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre

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

UC Berkeley returns Wiyot human remains and burial objects

The university still holds one of the largest collections of Indigenous human remains and sacred objects in the US

After criticism, Harvard's Peabody Museum will revise its policies on repatriating Native American objects

The Association on American Indian Affairs issued an open letter accusing the institution of failing to fulfill its legal obligations