Emergency Meeting Called at National Museum of the American Indian to Contest Sale of American Indian Remains in Paris

American Indian protesters in Paris in December 2014.

American Indian protesters in Paris in December 2014.

Published May 23, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. will host an emergency meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24, at 3:30 p.m., to contest the May 30, 2016 sale of Native American human remains and sacred objects by the EVE auction house in Paris.

Top officials from the Acoma Pueblo Nation, the Hoopa Valley Tribal Nation, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce (2nd District, NM); U.S. Department of State; U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs; National Congress of American Indians (NCAI); Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA) will be on hand to describe the damage inflicted upon the American Indian nations by this and previous auctions, and will detail initiatives and legislation underway to stop them.

The meeting will take place in the Potomac Atrium on the first floor of the museum located on Independence Avenue, S.W., between 3rd and 4th Streets.

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