We are grateful to have worked with a range of academics and community members in order to create this website. Particular thanks to the Association of American Indian Affairs, who hosted us at their 4th annual Repatriation Conference in 2018 where we shared the early stage of this project with a group of repatriation experts from numerous nations.

Thanks also to our partners who have provided guidance for the project and resources for the page:


Shannon Martin (Director of Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways,Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan),

Jaime Arsenault (THPO, White Earth Nation),

Bill Quackenbush (THPO, Ho-Chunk Nation),

Freddie Romero (Elders Representative, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians),

Lee Clauss (Cultural Director, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians),

Laura Miranda, JD (Pechanga, CA Native American Heritage Commissioner),

Cindi Alvitre (Tongva, Repatriation Officer CSULB),

Desiree Martinez (Tongva, archaeologist),

Ora Marek-Martinez (Executive Director, NAU Native American Cultural Center),

Patricia Garcia (THPO, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians),

Shannon Keller O’Loughlin (Choctaw, Executive Director, Association on American Indian Affairs),

Ayumi Nakamura (Ainu scholar),

Jacinta Arthur (Rapa Nui Repatriation Program),

Dorothy Lippert (Choctaw, Repatriation Officer, National Museum of Natural History),

Sara Gonzalez (Professor, University of Washington Anthropology),

Reno Franklin (Kashia Pomo, Advisory Council on Historic Places Board Member).