Indigenous International Repatriation Conference

The Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) will be hosting its 2nd annual Indigenous International Repatriation Conference, SHIFTING THE BURDEN, September 26-27, 2016, in Albuquerque, NM at Isleta Resort & Casino.

There is an exiting and timely listing of sessions, and attendees will hear perspectives from Native Nations, Indigenous Peoples, and Museums, as well as collectors.

Sessions include:

  • Private Auction Houses & Repatriation (Pueblo of Acoma, Chestnut Law Firm, Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, Navajo Nation)
  • Bears Ears Coalition and National Monument Designation (Bears Ears Intertribal Coalition, Angelo Baca (filmmaker))
  • Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Tsosie, Professor, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers School of Law
  • Museums: Meaningful Consultations, Ethics & Policies in International Repatriation (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe on Karl May repatriations, Glasgow Museums & Marcella LeBeau on Ghost Dance Shirt Repatriation, National Museum of the American Indian, Maori representative from the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum, International Repatriation Programme)
  • Carlisle Indian Boarding School Repatriations (Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Northern Arapaho Tribe, Tokala Youth Mentors/Sicangu Youth Council of Rosebud Sioux Tribe)
  • Traditional Leaders in International Repatriation (Traditional Leaders across Indigenous Nations)
  • Looking to the Future: Legislation for International Repatriation (Pueblo of Acoma, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker)
  • Federal Tools in International Repatriation (Department of Interior, Department of State, Department of Justice, National NAGPRA Program)
  • Creating an International Repatriation Archive
  • Import/Export Procedures in International Repatriation (U.S. Fish & Wildlife, UNM School of Law)
  • Tribal Youth Cultural Resources Protection Council Meeting
  • Liflkuuniisii iitle yahgudanggang: We Respect Our Ancestors (Haida Repatriation Committee)
  • Intertribal Investigative Units & Law Enforcement in International Repatriation (San Carlos Apache Tribe)
  • Thinking Through the PROTECT Patrimony Legislation: A Discussion Among Tribes and Collectors (Tribal Representatives, Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association (ATADA), University of Arizona School of Law)
  • Indigenous Meeting: Establishing Resolution, Delegations, and Plans
  • Federal Listening Session on International Repatriation

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