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KU Hires Repatriations Manager to Return Native Ancestors, Burial Objects
The University of Kansas (KU) is bringing on a repatriations program manager next month to facilitate the return of 380 ancestors and 554 burial objects university staff found on campus in September 2022. In early September, a new collections manager working in the KU’s natural history museum found documents about the Native American human remains while familiarizing herself with the collections, Melissa Peterson (Diné), the school’s director of tribal relations, told Native News Online at the time. The ancestors were being stored in the basement of a building next to the Indigenous Studies Program’s building on campus.