Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Is your grandmother’s skull in a box in a stranger’s closet?

The University of Michigan has the remains of about 1,400 Native Americans, as well as thousands of funerary objects. So far they have refused to return the already-studied and cataloged remains, or the sacred objects, to these people's surviving descendants and communities. Ancestors whose bodies and ritual objects deserve to be treated with respect have had their remains scrawled on with pens and are now gathering dust in the storerooms of the University campus. Check out the video below for more info.

Help our ancestors - sign the petition to bring them home:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am of the White Earth Tribal Nation in Minnesota, and am also Blackfeet from Montana. I am glad to see there have been strides made to return ancestral remains back to the Saginaw Tribe, and hope, in the future, to see all of them returned.