© 2024 KGOU
Colorful collared lizard a.k.a mountain boomer basking on a sandstone boulder
News and Music for Oklahoma
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Park Service Awards Grants To Two Oklahoma Tribes

Flag of the Delaware Tribe of Western Oklahoma
Xasartha
/
Wikipedia Commons

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.

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.
More News
Support nonprofit, public service journalism you trust. Give now.