Indigenous International Repatriation Conference Set for Sept. 25 – 26

Published August 27, 2017

ALBUQUREQUE – The Indigenous International Repatriation Conference: “Journey Home: Empowering Indigenous Communities in International Repatriation” will take place this year at the Isleta Resort Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 25-26, 2017. We welcome participants to come together to learn, share and discuss the very important cultural and human rights issue of Indigenous International Repatriation.

Who Should Attend?

We welcome Tribal Elders, Indigenous Traditionalists and Spiritual Leaders, Indigenous Repatriation Representatives, Native Nations, Indigenous Peoples, Federal Agencies, Government Representatives, Tribal Members, Museum Professionals and Representatives and other interested participants, and look forward to having you participate in the conference!

Deadline for Room Reservations

The deadline for discounted room reservations at Isleta Resort and Casino is approaching. Our conference rate is available until September 13, 2017. Click here to book your room now.

Conference Sessions

Conference topics highlighting the theme “Journey Home: Empowering Indigenous Communities in International Repatriation” include the following:

  • History of Repatriation Movement and the Future
  • Traditional Tribal Perspectives on International Repatriation
  • Community and Museum: Guidelines for Collaboration
  • Dynamics of the Tribe and Museum Relationship – Gaining Insight
  • Case studies in Indigenous International Repatriation – Lessons Learned
  • Blueprint for Action – Dialogue Among Tribal Conference Participants
  • Legislation and Policy Updates

Elders and Traditionalists Fund

Please consider donating to the IRP Conference or to our Elders & Traditionalists Fund. This fund will be used to help elders and traditionalists who may need assistance to attend the conference

To donate go to and choose either IIRC Conference or Elders Traditionalists Fund in the Designation dropdown box.

Registration and More Information

To find out more about the conference or to register, please visit the conference website at:

If you have any difficulties or need more information, please contact the Main Office at: 240-314-7155 or

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