Repatriation: Building Relationships and Making it Work

  • Friday, September 22
  • 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • McDougall Room


Angela Garcia-Lewis, Compliance Supervisor, Cultural Preservation / NAGPRA Supervisor, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
William Snow, Aboriginal Consultation Advisor, Stoney Nation
Aaron Wilson, Aboriginal Consultation Advisor, Historical Resource Management Branch, Government of Alberta.


Martina Dawley, Assistant Curator/Professor, American Indian Relations, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona


  • Collections, Indigenous
The repatriation of materials related to Indigenous peoples is a pressing and timely issue for all members of the museum community. Nurturing solid stakeholder relations and frameworks within which to deal with this important work are vital to museums. Speakers will share their experiences and challenges breaking new ground by repatriating ceremonial and common objects, as well as human remains. Participants will learn how to build collaboration and harness meaningful and understanding relationships with Indigenous communities in a safe and welcoming environment.