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2000

December

Black Market sells tribal bones. South Dakota. Submitted to Native News Online 2000 31 Dec
Tribal descendant wins fight to retrieve hair. Submitted to Native News Online 2000 31 Dec
Unearthed ancestral Puebloan bones halt dig. Colorado. Submitted to Native News Online 2000 31 Dec
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects from Connecticut in the Possession of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University.Submitted to Native News Online 2000 22 Dec
TN: Reburial in Limbo. "A federal committee offered no quick advice yesterday that would help rebury the remains of more than 70 Native Americans unearthed at the Brentwood Library site in 1997." Submitted to Native News Online 2000 20 Dec

November
Standing Rock Sioux Defend Burial Grounds, at the Winter 2000 Hemispheric Digest.
Press Statement from Pechanga Chairman Mark A. Macarro. Submitted to Native News Online 2000 22 Nov
Excitement right around the Bend (Moccasin Bend) . Tennessee. Submitted to Native News Online 2000 10 Nov
Excitement right around the Bend (Moccasin Bend) . Tennessee. Submitted to Native News Online 2000 10 Nov

October

Kennewick: Sec. of Interior to Sec. of Army .Submitted to Native News Online 2000 6 Oct

September

U.S. government decides Kennewick Man skeleton belongs to Indian tribes. "In a setback to scientists, the U.S. Interior Department decided Monday that Kennewick Man, one of the oldest skeletons ever found in North America, should be given to five American Indian tribes who have claimed him as an ancestor." 2000 25 Sep
Germ Warfare Continues . "Artifacts now being repatriated by museums to federally recognized tribes across California and the United States have been treated with hazardous chemicals, including various pesticides and toxins designed to combat insects, rodents and mold. When the tribal leaders return home with the tribe's sacred objects, they are unknowingly putting themselves and their families at risk." Submitted to Native News Online 2000 15 Sep

August

Thousands of Indian Skeletons May Never Return to Tribes. Handling the bones of the dead clashes with some tribal beliefs. . "Artifacts now being repatriated by museums to federally recognized tribes across California and the United States have been treated with hazardous chemicals, including various pesticides and toxins designed to combat insects, rodents and mold. When the tribal leaders return home with the tribe's sacred objects, they are unknowingly putting themselves and their families at risk." Submitted to Native News Online 2000 12 Aug

July

U.S. Representative Doc Hastings is planning to reintroduce his NAGPRA bill into Congress. "Rep. Doc Hastings plans to send a birthday card to Kennewick Man via Congress today by introducing another bill that would allow study of the ancient bones found in the Columbia River." Submitted to Native News Online 2000 29 July
SFAAP: Local tribe enters into Sunflowe equation. "Members of the United Tribe of Shawnee Indians say they offered to rid the former (Sunflower Army) ammunition plant of contaminants in exchange for the land, a deal similar to the one currently being negotiated between the government and Oz Entertainment Company. Oz officials have committed to spending $37 million to clean the land." Submitted to Native News Online 2000 13 July
Team urges more tests on Kennewick man. Submitted to Native News Online 2000 8 July
NAS win recognition in Tennessee, for now. "For the first time ever a Tennessee court ruled June 29th, 1999 that Native Americanís are "interested parties" in a termination and removal suit regarding Native American graves. This is in regards to TDOTís plan to widen Hillsboro Road at Old Hickory Boulevard." Submitted to Native News Online 2000 6 July

June

NAGPRA Review Committee and Unidentified Human Remains. Submitted to Native News Online 2000 29 June
Land Theft trudges forward in Pierre SD but Janklow not seen in building: CPT meeting notes. Submitted to Native News Online 2000 14 June
National Park Servce awards $2.1 million in Native American graves protection and repatriation of act grants. Submitted to Native News Online 2000 7 June

May

Dineh Intervention on Religious Intolerance--UN Commission on Human Rights. Submitted to Native News Online 2000 19 May
Cultural Values & The Dean of the Anti-Indian Movement . "As I write this article there is a current challenge under way directed at the Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act that show a possible indication that Congress may soon attempt to dimantle NAGPRA..." Submitted to Native News Online 2000 10 May
Editorial Comment: Vasco Caves . Submitted to Native News Online 2000 6 May


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