Indian Country Today

Those Are Our People

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Those Are Our People

More than a dozen years ago the Phoebe A. Hearst museum fired its anthropology team that was supposed to be monitoring human remains and said it had a final inventory of some 2000 human remains and funerary objects. All of those remains and objects are associated with the Chumash people. Even now the tribe has said the University of California Berkeley is a 'documented bad actor' that continues to deliberately obstruct repatriation. Today we speak with Chairman Kenneth Kahn of the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians. There are two cases involving Indian Country that are being heard in the Supreme Court. Our reporter Kolby KickingWoman joins the newscast to tell us more about those cases as well as some reactions from the movers and shakers in and around Washington D.C. And Kolby tell us more about the commission the Biden administration has formed.

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