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Jilly_in_VA

(10,160 posts)
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 11:50 AM Mar 2023

TVA set to return ancestral remains of nearly 5,000 Native Americans

The Tennessee Valley Authority has taken a critical step toward returning the ancestral remains of more than 4,800 Native Americans to as many as 21 Native American tribes.

The ancestral remains and associated funerary objects had been removed by TVA from sites in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama, three of the seven states in TVA’s region.

A notice was filed in the Federal Register for publication on March 29 of the federal utility's intent to repatriate all ancestral remains and associated funerary objects it has.

The process of repatriation allows tribes and descendants to take possession of the remains of their ancestors and associated funerary objects that were previously removed from their original resting places.

https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/tennessee/2023/03/29/tva-set-to-return-ancestral-remains-of-nearly-5000-native-americans/70056447007/

Making it right.

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TVA set to return ancestral remains of nearly 5,000 Native Americans (Original Post) Jilly_in_VA Mar 2023 OP
I'm not sure it will ever make things right. 1WorldHope Mar 2023 #1

1WorldHope

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1. I'm not sure it will ever make things right.
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 06:04 PM
Mar 2023

What was broken by Europeans was thousands of years of thousands of fully evolved cultures and the natural world they cared for. That can never be made whole again. 😢

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