INDIGENOUS INTERNATIONAL REPATRIATION: BRINGING ANCESTORS HOME

INDIGENOUS INTERNATIONAL REPATRIATION: BRINGING ANCESTORS HOME

Hosted at the U.S. Missions in New York City
Side Event of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Thursday, May 23, 2013
1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
U.S. Missions (799 United Nations Plaza | Enter through 45th St. entrance)
RSVP at the following site for tickets: http://internationalrepatriation.eventbrite.com/#

Please join us for a panel discussion during the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues about indigenous international repatriation. Indigenous peoples from Australia, Chickasaw Nation, and the Working Group on International Repatriation, as well as the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), will be present to discuss their experiences in international repatriation. Entrance to the U.N. Permanent Forum not required. Light refreshments will be served.

U.S. Ambassador: The Honorable Elizabeth M. Cousens.

Moderator: Honor Keeler (Cherokee), Chair of the Working Group on International Repatriation (and author of the International Repatriation blog).

Panelists will include:

The Honorable Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the United States.

Neil Carter, Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation, Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

Phil Gordon,  Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation, Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

Kirk Perry (Chickasaw), Executive Officer, Division of Historic Preservation, Chickasaw Nation.

Terry Snowball (Prairie Band Potawatomi/WI Ho-Chunk), Repatriation Coordinator, National Museum of the American Indian.

Jacquetta Swift (Comanche/Ft. Sill Apache), Repatriation Manager, National Museum of the American Indian.

Nancy Kenet Vickery, International Repatriation Specialist, National Museum of the American Indian.

The panel will discuss the Indigenous International Repatriation Movement and growing efforts among indigenous peoples to further repatriation efforts in community, museum, tribal, national, and international forums. International Repatriation is supported by the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Articles 11 and 12. An estimated 1 million indigenous ancestral remains and cultural items currently exist in international repositories.

Please “like” our facebook page to join the forum on international repatriation and receive updated news and events: https://www.facebook.com/internationalrepatriation.

To join the conversation via Twitter during the Indigenous International Repatriation Panel on May 23, 2013, follow the hashtag #ReturnAncestorsHome.

Printable flyer.

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