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Park Service Awards Grants To Two Oklahoma Tribes

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Two Native American tribes in Oklahoma have received grants to assist in the return of human remains and cultural objects.

The National Park Service awarded the Delaware Nation more than $87,000 and the Pawnee Nation more than $12,000. Projects that can be funded under the grants include consultations to identify individuals and cultural items, training, digitizing records and preparation and transport of items back to the tribes.

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act enacted in 1990 requires museums and federal agencies to identify Native American human remains and cultural items in their collections.

The agencies and museums must consult with federally recognized tribes about returning the objects.

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