Two Colorado museums receive repatriation grants

Denver, Colorado (AP) July 2011

Two museums in Colorado have received grants to help with the costs of returning American Indian remains and cultural items in their collections to tribes.

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act requires museums to inventory American Indian remains and cultural items in their collections and consult with tribes and native organizations on repatriation.

The Interior Department said Friday the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is receiving a grant of nearly $15,000.

The University of Colorado Museum in Boulder is receiving a repatriation grant of almost $13,500, plus a $59,120 for consultation and documentation projects.




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