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MILWAUKEE — Cannabis industry leaders spoke to tribal leaders and Indigenous entrepreneurs at the Potawatomi Casino & Hotel last week at Indigenous Biz Con on trends in the industry. 

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The University of North Dakota (UND) president Andrew Armacost announced today that it has at least one Native American ancestor that was used for research at its School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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The Kansas Historical Society, a state agency, failed to initiate tribal consultation before approving a roughly $13,000 ground-penetrating radar survey at the site of a former Indian boarding school in Fairway, Kansas. 

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PINE RIDGE, S.D.—A team of specialists hired by a former Indian boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation began excavating a basement on its campus today, following eyewitness testimony from a former student who claimed there are potential gravesites at the Red Cloud Indian School.

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*Trigger Warning* The situations detailed in this story and survivor testimony could be triggering and harmful to some.  

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Today, the Federal Register published a proposed rule to rewrite the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) in order to expedite and simplify the process for tribal nations seeking their relatives’ return.

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NEW BUFFALO, Mich.—Paleogenomics, the study of ancient ancestors’ DNA to understand the past, is a practice with a fraught colonial history.

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NEW BUFFALO, Mich. — Who owns Native American ancestral remains? What’s the spiritual role of repatriating them, and how can the federal government better facilitate their return? These were some of the high-level questions answered at the Association on American Indian Affairs’s 8th annual repatriation conference, which kicked off yesterday in New Buffalo, Michigan. 

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The Founders Museum in Barre, Mass. will return 151 sacred Lakota artifacts to their rightful owners after more than a century, museum officials announced today.

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In June 2022, a year after her auntie went missing, Seraphine Warren readied herself to take the first steps on a 2,400-mile walk from Arizona to Washington, D.C.