- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is planning a repatriation ceremony for the ancestral remains of 31 Native Americans.

Since the passage of the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, the Ziibiwing Cultural Society has been working on behalf of the tribe to bring home ancestors and their associated funerary objects from the numerous museums, universities and institutions nationwide.

The Midland Daily News (https://bit.ly/1TbdSBR ) reports that ancestral remains of the 31 individuals will be repatriated from the University of Michigan’s Museum of Anthropological Archaeology. The remains and associated funerary objects originate from Bay, Clinton, Genesee, Ionia, Macomb, Saginaw, St. Clair and Tuscola counties and other sites.

A ceremony will be held Tuesday afternoon at the tribe’s Nibokaan Ancestral Cemetery on the Isabella Indian Reservation in Mount Pleasant.


Information from: Midland Daily News, https://www.ourmidland.com

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