Presentation given by Shannon Keller O'Loughlin, Executive Director and Attorney at AAIA and Shannon Martin, Director of the Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways, at the 2019 ATALM annual conference held in Temecula, CA.
Carrying Our Ancestors Home's team asked tribal experts in cultural heritage and repatriation what they think other tribal members should understand about repatriation, and how any tribal member can get involved in protecting cultural sites and ancestors.
A manual intended to be used as a practical guide for any tribe or individual interested in repatriation under NAGPRA and for museums and federal agencies to have a better understanding of the tribal aspect of NAGPRA.
Sonya Atalay describes her work in repatriation and reclamation, and its ties to wellness of Indigenous communities. She refers to her experience over the past 15 years and describes the ways in which communities engage with repatriation in great detail.