Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hopi masks sold by French auction house

I blogged on this issue a few days ago – Up to 70 Hopi maks were offered for sale at a French auction house. The Tribe and others objected but a French judge allowed the auction to proceed over the objections of … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear oral argument in Indian child welfare case on Tuesday

The federal government rarely enters the family law arena.  In fact, that is one of the challenges that was made to the federal Defense of Marriage Act that the Supreme Court heard argument on in the last few weeks. On Tuesday, the Court will … Continue reading

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Arizona tribe seeks artifacts

The Associated Press reports that an Arizona tribe is asking a Paris auction house to cancel an upcoming sale of dozens of items that the tribe says is central to its religious practices. The tribe also demands their return to their original home. … Continue reading

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