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Beginning today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear two oral arguments in cases both calling into question tribal sovereignty.

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The American Bar Association earlier this month hosted a conference, highlighting different tribal, federal and private agencies working to restore ancestral Native lands to tribal nations.

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Lucille Contreras made her way back into her home after spending the morning with the recently rematriated buffalo in early February. Five buffalo were returned to Lipan Apache lands in Texas through a program by the Nature Conservancy that has given 270 bison back to Indigenous nations throughout the country. 

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The toll of unmarked graves holding the remains of Indigenous children in Canada increased by 54 yesterday following the announcement from Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan.

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The 30-year-old Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, or NAGPRA, was passed to give Tribes a legal avenue for the return of ancestral remains and some cultural objects. But many remains and objects remain in storage and collections of federal agencies and museums.

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More than 500 acres of forest on the northern coast of California have been returned to Indigneous stewardship—and name.

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The postponed December meeting between Indigenous leaders, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Pope Francis to discuss the church’s role in Residential Schools will now take place this spring, the groups announced yesterday.

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Late last year, the University of California-Berkeley, returned 20 human remains and more than 100 associated funerary objects to the Wiyot Tribe of California, after initially denying the tribe’s claim to their ancestors six years ago.

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The potential burial sites of at least 50 Indigenous children were found on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School, a former Residential School in British Columbia, according to the first phase of the investigation led by the nearby Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN). 

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Historic documents from the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)—a monumental land claim that ultimately set the stakes by which Alaska Natives live in terms of land allotment and shareholder corporations—were donated to a university library in Anorchage on Wednesday.