Feds: Sale of U.S. tribal items declines in Paris

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Feds: Sale of U.S. tribal items declines in Paris

Report notes decline began after outcry
In this 2014 file photo, supporters of Native Americans hold a banner reading “Selling and handling stolen goods equals to a cultural genocide” and “We are not for sale,” left, in protest outside of the Drouot’s auction house in Paris.
Gov. Kurt Riley of Acoma Pueblo testifies at a congressional field hearing in Albuquerque about legislation that would make it illegal to export federally protected Native American religious items to foreign markets on Oct. 18. Two years ago, the planned sale of an Acoma Pueblo ceremonial shield caused an uproar after tribal leaders said it was taken illegally.

Feds: Sale of U.S. tribal items declines in Paris

In this 2014 file photo, supporters of Native Americans hold a banner reading “Selling and handling stolen goods equals to a cultural genocide” and “We are not for sale,” left, in protest outside of the Drouot’s auction house in Paris.
Gov. Kurt Riley of Acoma Pueblo testifies at a congressional field hearing in Albuquerque about legislation that would make it illegal to export federally protected Native American religious items to foreign markets on Oct. 18. Two years ago, the planned sale of an Acoma Pueblo ceremonial shield caused an uproar after tribal leaders said it was taken illegally.
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