Death and Dinner: Thoughts and Discussion about the Repatriation of Indigenous Remains and Objects

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Karenne Wood speaks at the LVA Virginia Women in History honor ceremony. Photo Credit to Pierre Courtois from Library of Virginia
Karenne Wood speaks at the LVA Virginia Women in History honor ceremony. Photo Credit to Pierre Courtois from Library of Virginia

Brooks Hall Commons

Brooks Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
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Damien Shen, an Australian Aboriginal artist, and Karenne Wood, poet and director of VFH’s Virginia Indian Program, will discuss their experiences and histories with repatriation of native remains and artifacts.

Throughout history, academic institutions have stolen or removed the remains and objects of various indigenous groups throughout the world from their places of origin. Today, an increasing number of indigenous communities are requesting the return of such items to their rightful resting places while institutions offer, refuse, debate, or facilitate the repatriation process.

During the event, free dinner will be provided. Space is limited to forty people and RSVP is required.

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